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January 9, 2017

Express Employment Professionals

Express Employment Professionals is a locally-owned franchise staffing provider that is located at 736 Thimble Shoals Boulevard, Suite A in Newport News. After more than 25 years as a CPA and human resource professional with PricewaterHouseCoopers, the current owner, Chris Cary, made the decision to purchase the franchise in October 2015 and relocate to Newport News.

The business has a staff of nine and is ranked in the top 10 percent of all 800 Express franchises in the country. Express Employment Professionals help job seekers find work that connects with their skills and experience. They offer a variety of jobs that range from administrative, commercial, and professional to include full-time, part-time, and temporary positions.

The business also provides workforce solutions to employers by helping companies find qualified employees throughout the Hampton Roads region. Express creates a customized plan for each company and works to link candidates that match specific business needs. The business works with over 300 companies. Each year, Express helps nearly 2,000 people find work with the goal of finding employment for 5,000 people a year by 2023.

As the business grows, it will continue to support local non-profits and community- based organizations. Express associates spend time volunteering in the community and have supported organizations such as the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank and the Children’s Miracle Network in keeping with the owner’s philosophy of assisting others and being active in the community.

To learn more about Express Employment Professionals visit their website at