• Where Jobs Are Still Looking For People?

    February 11, 2015

    Where Jobs Are Still Looking For People?

    Top 10 Cities With Most Unfilled Job Openings

    Bowling Green, KY; Stillwater, OK; Orlando, FL; Salem, OR; Dallas area; Nashville, TN; North East Philly area; Charleston, WV; Louisville, KY; Menomonie, WI

    - Demand Is High, Supply Is Low For Qualified Workers -


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 11, 2015 - Express Employment Professionals today released a report revealing which markets have the most unfilled jobs. In many cases, these jobs remain unfilled due to a lack of qualified workers.

    Most of these jobs pay above minimum wage with a range of $11 to $30 per hour in fields such as manufacturing, accounting, medical services, administrative, sales, engineering and information technology.

    "Everyone knows that there are millions of people looking for jobs, but what people don't realize is that there are often many jobs looking for people," said Bob Funk, CEO of Express, and a former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. 

    "If you have the skills that are in demand, you may be able to leverage that into a higher-paying job. Likewise, if you're looking to start a new chapter in your career, it may be time to consider acquiring some additional skills or moving to where the jobs are."

    Express has openings for more than 49,700 jobs. That's an increase from January 2014, when openings totaled 47,550. The following are the top 10 cities in which jobs are looking for people in 2015:

    1. Bowling Green, KY (7581)
    2. Stillwater, OK (1463)
    3. Orlando, FL (1417)
    4. Salem, OR (856)
    5. Garland, TX (797) 
    6. Nashville, TN (556)
    7. Trevose, PA (534)
    8. Charleston, WV (510)
    9. Louisville, KY (466)
    10. Menomonie, WI (423)


    If you would like to arrange for an interview with Bob Funk to discuss this topic, please contact Sherry Kast at (405) 717-5966.

    About Robert A. Funk

    Robert A. "Bob" Funk is chairman and chief executive officer of Express Employment Professionals. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the international staffing company has more than 700 franchises in the U.S., Canada and South Africa. Under his leadership, Express has put more than five million people to work worldwide. Funk served as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and was also the Chairman of the Conference of Chairmen of the Federal Reserve.

    About Express Employment Professional

    Express Employment Professionals puts people to work. It generated more than $2.85 billion in sales and employed more than 456,000 people in 2014. Express ranks as the largest franchised staffing company and second largest privately held staffing company in the United States. Its long-term goal is to put a million people to work annually.