Medford local employment agency announces National Employee of the Year nominee



Medford, OR – Express Employment Professionals, a personnel supplier with offices in the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, appreciates the dedication of their employees in the workplace and will choose their Employee of the Year at their International Conference on leadership (ILC) 2022 in February. Express Medford is pleased to announce that its associate, Samantha Minnard, has been chosen as employee of the year for their zone!

United States Express franchises are divided into five zones: West, South, Central, Central-East and North-East. An associate is chosen each year in each zone as a candidate for the employee of the year award. Every associate who becomes a candidate must be reliable, hardworking, honest, have a top notch attitude and often go above and beyond to be successful.

Nominees receive a cash prize of $ 1,000, travel and hotel accommodation for two until ILC 2022, and $ 1,000 for meals and entertainment. The Employee of the Year award winner will be announced at ILC and will receive a cash prize of $ 5,000.

Samantha Minnard became a partner of Express Medford in early 2020 when the pandemic began. She is a single mother of three and was looking for a full time job at the cemetery so her mother could babysit her children while she worked. Samantha was placed in the local hospital as a COVID-19 scout and worked there for several months before a wildfire tragically swept through her community and destroyed her home along with 2,500 others. Even in the face of this horrific turn of events, she only took a few days off to settle her family in a hotel and buy them new clothes and food.

Within months, the hours for the COVID-19 testing station at the hospital were reduced and Samantha was placed in a community service agency as an eligibility specialist to help others find housing. She was eventually hired by the agency and still works there today. According to Express franchise owners Nikki Jones and Andy Linerud, “She is a wonderful partner, it is a pleasure to work with her, and our clients appreciate her and all that she has given them. We are so proud of her and celebrate her as she represents the West Zone as the employee of the year nominee. Congratulations, Sam !!

Locally owned and operated, Express Employment Professionals is one of the best all-rounders in the Rogue Valley. Recruitment agencies which continually exceeds expectations by providing labor services to local businesses and helping job seekers find work in the community. More information can be found at


For more information on Express Employment Professionals – Medford, OR, contact the company here:

Express Employment Professionals – Medford, OR
Andy Linerud
(541) 779-5522
[email protected]
3523 Arrowhead Drive # 100
Medford, OR 97504



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