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In his fifty-year career, Bob Funk has helped put 6.5 million people to work worldwide



Bob Funk is founder, president and vice-chairman of the Board of Express Employment Professionals. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company has more than 800 franchisees in the US, Canada and South Africa. Bob Funk and the Express team have generated $3.4 billion in sales and employed a record 540,000 people in 2017. Its long-term goal is to put a million people to work annually. For more information visit

Bob is a true entrepreneur and owns 39 Express offices in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Kansas and stays active with Express-affiliated companies, including Express Ranches, The Express Clydesdales, Express Sports, Funk Companies and Express Travel Service.

Before founding Express, Bob gained extensive business and staffing experience with Acme Personnel Services, starting as a personnel consultant and rising to vice president.


Bob has a pulse on the economy having served as Chairman of the Chairmen of The Federal Reserve in 2007. He is frequently interviewed about employment trends by the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Fox Business News and CNN and is a regular contributor on the Sean Hannity Radio Show.

Express Employment Professionals Wins Inavero’s 2017 Best of Staffing® Talent Award

Express Employment Professionals announced that the company has won Inavero's Best of Staffing® Talent Award for providing superior service to job seekers. 


Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, Inavero's Best of Staffing Talent winners are proven industry leaders in service quality, based completely on the ratings given to them by the permanent and temporary employees they've helped find jobs.


On average, talent of winning agencies are 3.6 times more likely to be completely satisfied with the service provided compared to those placed by non-winning agencies. Award winners make up less than 2 percent of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada that earned the Best of Staffing Talent Award for service excellence.


Focused on helping connect people with the right jobs to further their career, Express Employment Professionals received satisfaction scores of nine or 10 out of 10 from 71 percent of their placed job candidates, higher than the industry's average of 47 percent. 


Express is committed to the vision of helping as many people as possible find good jobs by helping as many clients as possible find good people. With its international headquarters based in Oklahoma City, Express has franchises in the U.S., Canada and South Africa.


Express focuses on a wide range of positions, including professional, commercial and administrative. Franchised locations offer a full range of employment solutions, including evaluation hire, temporary staffing, professional search and human resources.


"At Express, we provide hope to so many individuals through a job," said Bob Funk, CEO and chairman of the board for Express Employment Professionals. "In providing that hope, we work hard to offer outstanding service to job seekers and associates. We are honored to be recognized and will continue to work hard to match job seekers with employers."


"Staffing firms give top companies a competitive advantage as they search for talent in North America," said Eric Gregg, Inavero's CEO.

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