BOARDMAN, Ohio – Youngstown Express Employment Professionals, with a staff of four, entered the Mahoning Valley market with a commitment to connect employers with temporary and full-time workers in a way that other agencies do not. .
“This location is associated with 60 or 70 job seekers and we’ve already placed a few of them with companies,” said franchise owner Scott Brush.
Staff at Youngstown Express Employment, which opened 22 days ago at 5815 Market St., Suite 1, cut a blue satin ribbon in front of the building on Tuesday to kick off its open house.
Brush said, “The concept of a staffing agency isn’t new, but the way we do it is different than other businesses.”
Express Employment strives to help job seekers find work by using its relationships with employers in a variety of fields and matching job seekers’ skills to employers’ needs, from nursing to warehouse work, processing from data to marketing, from delivery drivers to computer programmers.
“Other recruiting companies in the region don’t always have a close relationship with their employees like we do, and that’s what sets us apart,” Brush said. He works to build and strengthen those relationships, he said.
Express Employment Professionals, based in Oklahoma City, opened in 1983. It now has 711 franchises in the United States, 37 more in Canada and 13 in South Africa.
“Ours [Express Employment staff] are a little bit different,” Brush said. “We try to qualify the candidate as much as possible.”
The work that Express Employment helps job seekers find can be temporary or turn into a full-time position after 90 days.
It starts with an online application, followed by an interview lasting up to one hour. If Express Employment determines that the job seeker has the qualifications, experience or credentials, its staff hires and places the person.
Express Employment performs “quality checks” on those who apply, sales representative Monica Carna said. These checks include calling the applicant’s employers to find out about their work history and reliability.
Once hired and placed, the staff of employment professionals follow up calls to both the employer and the new hire to find out how the new hire is doing.
“It helps us have a personal connection with the employee and the employer,” Carna said, “and both are shocked when we do that.”
In 2015, Express Employment helped place more than 500,000 people and generated $3.02 billion in sales, according to its website. Its goal this year is to place one million people in work.
The Youngstown office wants to expand into the neighboring office and help medical practices add staff. “A lot of other places aren’t able to do that because they don’t have someone with medical training,” said Lisa Carna-Brush, wife of the owner who has been a nurse for more than 30 years and plans to help the office grow. .
Pictured: In front of the Express Employment Professionals building are staff and family members Monica Carna, Sales Representative, Lisa Carna-Brush, Owner’s Wife, Scott Brush, Franchise Owner, and Lynda Bloise, Coordinator of the reception.
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