2019 was a much better year for business than 2009!
By WILLIS COOK
The Roseburg Express Employment Professionals franchise opened in mid-2007 and focused on serving Douglas County businesses, that was not the best time to start a staffing business. Fast forward to 2019 and Express saw a record year in hiring for permanent and temporary jobs, putting more people to work in partnership with local companies than ever.
The Roseburg office was recognized by the franchisor for achieving the Silver Level – Circle of Excellence Award, that put them in the top 10% of Express franchises worldwide. This is great to see here in Southern Oregon. Willis Cook, the Roseburg Express owner said, “In 2019 we saw the majority of our customers use the Express hiring model as a way to evaluate and bring employees into their core workforce. It is rewarding to partner with companies that are growing and place employees in a job that fits their skill set allowing them to provide for themselves and their families. Growth in the staffing industry tends to be a leading indicator of economic growth, we are encouraged to see the positive trend locally and excited for 2020.”
Other southern Oregon Express offices are seeing the same trend. The Medford/Grants Pass franchises achieved the Gold level – Circle of Excellence placing them in the top 5% of all Express franchises. Andy Linerud, co-owner of the Medford and Grants Pass locations said, “In this strong job market employers continue to turn to Express as the preferred method to expand their workforce and quickly respond to the needs of their customers.”
Roseburg Express was also honored to be named the #1 Employment Agency in the News Review’s Readers’ Choice Awards for 2019. This is a testament to their service and the quality of jobs they are placing employees in. “We are excited for the new year and will continue to place employees in local skilled trades, office, light Industrial, wood products, and professional positions”. Willis Cook, Roseburg Franchise Owner.
“Eugene has developed a strong Healthcare business which serves all of Lane County. Celebrating 32 years in Lane County we have been able to adapt to our client company developments and changes in staffing needs. Those help us to initiate new areas of growth and training. Looking forward to 2020.” Pat Murphy, Franchise Owner – A Woman Owned Business, Express Employment Professionals.