Express Employment Professionals Franchise Review

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Franchise Opportunity Details

The franchisee will operate an “Express Employment Professionals” business that may provide a variety of services, including flexible staffing, temporary staffing, contract staffing, career placement, and professional search business (the “Express Employment Professionals Business”).

What is the upfront requirements to own an Express Employment Professionals franchise?

Express Employment Professionals has an initial franchise fee of up to $40,000, with a total upfront investment range of $150,000 to $174,000.

  • Initial Franchise Fee: $40,000
  • Total Investment: $150,000 to $174,000
  • Working Capital: $66,000 to $75,800
  • Royalty Fee: 40.0%

The upfront cost of any franchise opportunity includes multiple fees. Explore this franchise opportunity to better understand the specific costs required to own an Express Employment Professionals, such as territory fees, leasehold improvement costs, pre-opening advertising, and equipment purchases. It should be noted that, franchise companies must to disclose all initial fees. These are not only fees that are actually paid, but also commitments to fees you are required to pay.

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How much can I earn by owning a Express Employment Professionals franchise?

As with any new business, there needs to be a reasonable return on your investment and net profit potential. The specific franchisee's salary and the profits from an Express Employment Professionals franchise will depend on a variety of factors. One way to confirm the potential revenues or profits generated from a Express Employment Professionals franchise investment is to review the franchisor's Item 19 within their FDD. This is called an earnings claim. This is an option for franchisors within their disclosure and approximately 68% of all franchise companies that we analyze each year will disclose financial performance data within Item 19 of their FDD. Some franchise companies may disclose limited information such as average gross revenues. This type of information is not always helpful to determine profitability for you directly. So review overall sales data with caution. As expected, usually profits and owner's income are proportionate to the overall size of the initial investment. The larger the initial investment, the higher profits you should expect to see. Another factor to owner's salary potential is based on the number of locations you own. If you buy multiple locations (usually referred to as Area Development Agreements), you can anticipate that as you launch the next unit, you will generate more revenue and profits overall. Demand for your products, the labor costs in your state, commercial lease rates and several other variables also play a large role in your earnings and your take-home salary. Your financial success are dependent on the overall franchisor's success. Your profits and owner's income is not just dependent on how well your own location performs, you should analyze how well the entire franchise system is performing. Determine how the franchise company makes money and review their financial returns.

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How many franchise outlets does Express Employment Professionals franchise system operate?

As of the 2021 Franchise Disclosure Document, there are 778 franchised Express Employment Professionals locations throughout the United States.

Did you know there are over 3,000 franchise opportunities across the United States. More than 80% have less than 10 locations.

Are there any Express Employment Professionals franchise opportunities near me?

Based on 2021 FDD analysis, Express Employment Professionals has franchise locations in 48 states. There could be no locations in several states as each franchise plans their development strategy differently.


Based on the data collected this franchise opportunity is growing into new states and could be available near you. While planning your franchise purchase, you should be considering what is a good location for my franchise. Anlayze the potential customer base to confirm that the area you are looking at has a need or want for this franchise.

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Last Reviewed: 2021

Express Employment Professionals Franchise DATA

Total Investment
$150,000 - $174,000
Franchise Fee
Franchise agreement
Initial Term
5 Years
Renewal Term
5 Years
Franchise outlet growth
Ongoing fees
ad fees
# of franchised outlets


Does this brand provide any initial training and opening assistance?

Yes, they have an initial training program of 220 hours. This includes 80 hours of classroom training, 140 hours of on-the-job training, and 0 hours of online training. In their FDD they outline who's in charge of the training. Unlock to find out more.

Online 0
On-the-Job 140
Classroom 80
Total 220

Does this brand provide Territory Rights?

Express Employment Professionals offers territory protections. For an explanation of territorial rights, unlock this franchise opportunity for important details.

Do they have marketing and technology support in place?

Yes, Express Employment Professionals offers comprehensive support for franchisees. Unlock this franchise to find out more.

How long ago did Express Employment Professionals begin franchising?

They began franchising in 1985. The average Recruiting and Staffing franchise began franchising in 2002.

Do they offer lending support?

Yes. They offer certain financing options within Item 10 of their FDD.

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