• Awards and Recognition

    Express Employment Professionals has been a leader in the staffing industry and a distinguished franchisor for nearly 40 years.
    We're proud to be the recipient of many awards and achievements.




    #1 Staffing Franchise
    Entrepreneur Franchise 500 (2012-2023)
    Ranked #45 Overall


    Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Hall of Fame 2023
    35+ Consecutive Years


    Best of the Best
    Entrepreneur Franchise 500 (2014-2021)


    Top Global Franchise
    Entrepreneur Franchise 500 (2022)


    Fastest Growing Franchise
    Entrepreneur Franchise 500 (2020-2022)


    Hall of Fame Inductee International Franchise Association (Member Since 2010)


    America’s Greatest Workplace for Diversity Newsweek® (2024)


    ISO 9001:2015 Certification


    World-Class Franchisor
    FranSurvey (2006-2024)

    Best of Staffing Client 2024  

    Best of Staffing® Client (2010 - 2015, 2020-2024) 

    In 2024, Express received ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing® Client 5 Year Diamond Award, a designation bestowed upon fewer than 1% of staffing firms in North America. On average, clients and job seekers of winning agencies are 60% more likely to be completely satisfied with the services provided.


    America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms
    Forbes (2020-2024)


    America’s Best Temporary Staffing Firms
    Forbes (2020-2024)


    Top 100 Global Franchises
    Franchise Direct (2023)


    4-Star Franchise
    Franchise Business Review


    Top 100 Franchise
    Franchise Gator (2014-2019)




    5th Largest Staffing Firm in the U.S.

    2nd Largest Industrial Staffing Firm in the U.S.

    3rd Largest Office/Clerical Staffing Firm in the U.S.




    IFA Hall of Fame: As the oldest and most prestigious award conferred by the International Franchise Association, the winner must be a franchisor or franchisee who has contributed significantly to the advancement of franchising and to the benefit of IFA and the franchising community. That contribution is made through successful franchising programs, innovative activities within franchising, and service to the association. Such individuals, if not already a legend in franchising, should be expected to become one. Representing the very best in franchising they should meet and exceed the criteria established for this award. 

    Entrepreneur Franchise 500: In 2020, Express was recognized as the number one staffing franchise on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500® list and is among the top 100 franchise systems. This is the ninth consecutive year the company has been awarded best in category. 

    ISO 9001 Certification: Express Employment Professionals’ ISO 9001:2015 registered employee selection process is behind our success in helping clients find the right person they need for their team. This certification is an international standard that sets benchmarks for an organization’s quality management system. This registration requires strict adherence to guidelines, including heavy concentration on customer satisfaction and continual improvement.

    World-Class Franchise: Express was recognized as a World-Class Franchisor by FranSurvey for the sixteenth consecutive year.

    Best of Staffing: In 2021, Express received ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing® Client Award and Talent Diamond Award, a designation bestowed upon fewer than 2% of staffing firms in North America. On average, clients and job seekers of winning agencies are twice as more likely to be completely satisfied with the services provided.

    America’s Best Temp Staffing Firm: Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to determine America’s best temporary staffing firms. The list was compiled by surveying 26,000 recruiters and 5,400 job candidates and human resources managers who have worked with such firms. The 138 firms that received the most recommendations are ranked according to star ratings: five stars for the first half of awarded companies and four stars for the second half.

    America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms: Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to determine which staffing firms companies can trust with the annual ranking of America’s best professional recruiting firms - the top 250 professional search firms focused on placing positions with salaries of less than $100,000.

    Top 100 Global Franchises: The franchises that comprise the Top 100 Global Franchises stand out from thousands of franchises that have invested in international expansion strategies. All of the Top 100 Global Franchises share the keys to business success at any level including: a well-defined business identity, a clear business plan, a commitment to training and support, sensitivity to environmental issues, and the ability to innovate to keep pace with ever-changing social and economic conditions.

    4-Star Franchise: Franchise Business Review is the only independent market research firm that specializes in benchmarking franchisee satisfaction based exclusively on ratings and reviews from franchise owners.