Yahoo! Finance (01/24/12)
Express Employment Professionals reports that 2011 sales increased by 22% to top $2.1 billion, as businesses continue to rely heavily on temporary staffing solutions amid an uncertain economy. Express helped the most people in its 29-year history—more than 335,000 workers in the U.S. and Canada—find a job in 2011. Express associates worked an average of 2.4 million hours per week at more than 550 franchise locations in the U.S., Canada, and South Africa.
In the two years after the Great Recession ended in June 2009, U.S. staffing firms created more new jobs than any other industry, according to the American Staffing Association.