Express Employment Professionals was created in 1983 by founders Robert A Funk, William H Stoller and James Gray from the dissolution of Acme Personnel, a Washington based company in which all three were Associates. In 1998 Express was established in South Africa and currently has offices in Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Centurion (HQ), Durban North, Durban South, Midrand, Pietermaritzburg, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, Randburg, Richards Bay, Sandton and Middelburg. Express South Africa is currently under the leadership of Managing Director, Carolyn Diaz. Globally, Express employs approximately 350 000 people each year. As a franchised business, we are both an international company large enough to serve you completely and a local office small enough to move quickly and act independently.

Carolyn Diaz, Managing Director of Express Employment Professionals South Africa, joined Express as a franchisee in 2006. She had 15 years staffing industry experience and owned a very successful independent staffing firm when she decided to team up with Express. Her vivacious personality and leadership skills quickly became very apparent to all who had any contact with her. In 2007, Express Headquarters contacted her about taking on a very serious and important leadership role within the company and she graciously accepted the challenging role of Managing Director. Even though she gives direction to the Franchise offices, all 14 Express Franchises are independently managed by their franchise owners. Since she took over the leadership role, Express South Africa has earned the highest profit ever. Through her efforts, Express became a reputable staffing firm in South Africa.

Express Employment Professionals is proud to continue its 31 year legacy of helping businesses and job seekers succeed globally. We have grown to a network of close to 700 employment agencies in three countries, while still maintaining local ownership for each office and providing quality service to each of our clients. Express Respects People for who they are, their goals and their concerns and we Impact Business with a sharp business sense that benefits us, our clients, our franchisees, our consultants and our communities.




Our Services

16 Staffing and Recruitment Services
We’ll find quality candidates – screened, tested and with the right skills – ready to work and add value to your business.
5 Background Checks & Criminal Fingerprint Screening
Trust us to find the candidates you can trust with full background checks and criminal record checking.
11 Employee and Labour Relations
With over 16 years of SA Labour Legislation experience we can advise you and supply you with everything you need to be labour compliant.
15 Payroll Outsourcing
Avoid fees and penalties, software headaches, save time and simplify your payroll processes with Express Employment  Professionals.

Community Involvement

Express Employment Professionals and its franchise locations give back to their local communities through numerous volunteer and financial efforts.

Our Mission:

To professionally market and provide quality human resource solutions through an international franchising network that profit our associates, customers, franchisees, corporate staff, stockholders and communities in which we conduct business.

Our Vision:

To help as many people as possible find good jobs by helping as many clients as possible find good people.

Membership of Associations

APSO – The Federation of African Professional Staffing Organisations – committed to the upliftment and professionalisation of the labour recruitment industry in South Africa

FASA – Franchise Association of Southern Africa – FASA represents franchisors, franchisees and the professional organizations that service the franchise industry.

ISO – International Organisation for Standards – is the world’s largest developer and publisher of international standards. Express is ISO 9001:2000 compliant which is a seal of approval that advocates the harmonization of international trade and production standards.

CAPES – Confederation of Associations in the Private Employment Sector – The Confederation of Associations in the Private Employment Sector (CAPES) is a section 21 company, an industry association representing the interests of the Temporary Employment Services (TES) industry.

NEASA – Established in 1996, the National Employers’ Association of South Africa is focussed on providing employers and micro businesses with affordable and quality legal representation in labour disputes. NEASA occupies a substantial presence in all sectors and industries in South Africa. NEASA currently have seats on the following bargaining councils: Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC), Motor Industry Bargaining Council (MIBCO) and the National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and Logistics Industry (NBCRFLI).

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Our Brand

The Express brand is experienced through our respecting people and impacting business, and is visible through our name and logo. The Express brand is exemplified through our Care Promise to be approachable, professional, compassionate and driven.

What Our Name Means

In use since our founding, this word is the most recognizable part of our name. It illustrates the sense of urgency we feel in coming to the aid of our clients and job seekers.

This word is a big picture concept that helps represent all of our service lines. It also has positive associations with our audiences — suggesting a strong work ethic, personal fulfillment, and a healthy business community.

This word has the personal touch. It identifies our company as a group of people. It reinforces our expertise and says that we deal with everyone in a professional way.