Brand It Blue Day 2016 Recap!

BrandItBlueDay2014On Saturday, June 11, in communities across North America, Express Employment Professionals offices came together to serve and give back as part of the fourth annual Brand It Blue Day.

More than 235 Express offices, from California to North Carolina to Canada joined with more than 1,000 volunteers to provide more than 87,000 meals for those in need. If you were able to be a part of this amazing effort in any way, thank you for your support and hard work.

As we recently shared, volunteering and serving in your community can do a lot for your career or job search. From an increase in networking opportunities to gaining leadership skills, serving others is a great way to improve your professional life.

But, did you know it can have an incredible impact on your health and well-being? A survey of more than 3,000 adults found that the majority of volunteers felt mentally and physically healthier after serving. Nearly 80% said volunteering lowered their stress levels, while 76% said serving made them feel healthier. And, a report by the Corporation for National & Community Service found that those who serve have lower mortality rates, more functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life.

Giving back in your community, whether it’s through a group volunteer effort over the weekend, or by doing pro-bono work from your home for a nonprofit, can have a positive impact on your attitude on life and hopes for your future.

We hope Brand It Blue Day gave you an opportunity to serve in your community, increase your happiness, and possibly make some new connections that will help you soon find a new job. If you didn’t have a chance to join Express for this year’s event, make sure to check back with your local office for information about Brand It Blue Day 2017 and how you can be involved.

Through the hard work and service of Express offices, we’ve been able to donate more than 300,000 meals to nonprofit organizations across North America through the efforts of Brand It Blue Day. Think of all the meals we can provide next year with your help!

Check out some of the photos from Brand It Blue Day!

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Father’s Day: Recognizing Fathers in the Workplace

The first Father’s Day is believed to have originated in the state of Washington on July 19, 1910. Yet, the day did not become a nationwide holiday until President Richard Nixon made it official in 1972, nearly 60 years after Mother’s Day was declared a holiday.

Father’s Day will be celebrated this Sunday, June 19. In honor of the annual celebration, we’d like to recognize all fathers while taking a deeper look at those in the workplace.

Fathers in the Workforce
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, about 93% of all men with children under age 18 participated in the labor force in 2015. The Pew Research Center also revealed that in 46% of two-parent households, both mom and dad work full time. This is up from 31% in 1970.

Work-life Balance
With that many working fathers, the recent results from a Pew Research Center survey should come as no surprise. Just like mothers in the workplace, fathers often find it challenging to balance family and work. Yet, a large portion of those surveyed said they feel like they have to work to provide for their family. The survey also found that men want to be able to spend more time with their children and enjoy sharing the child raising responsibilities.

Here at Movin’ On Up, we salute our associates who are working fathers and wish all of them a happy Father’s Day!

Are you a working dad? Do you have tips for other working dads? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Brand It Blue Day Is This Week!

BrandItBlueDay2014For the fourth year, employees from Express Employment Professionals offices across North America will gather together for an international day of service. The mission of Brand It Blue Day is to help in the fight against hunger in the communities where Express team members work and live, and you have the chance to be a part of the effort.

Taking the time to serve gives you the feeling of joy and a sense of accomplishment through helping someone in need, but it can also improve your chances to find a great job. When you volunteer you’re able to network with people you may not have otherwise met, learn new skills, and show potential employers that serving others is important to you.

If you’d like to join Express for Brand It Blue Day, click here to find out if your local Express office is participating. Then, contact them to find out how you can be involved.

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Staffing for Canada Week

Staffing for Canada Week_2016June 5 – 11 is Staffing for Canada Week, and we’re excited to celebrate all of our Express Employment Professionals offices in Canada and the amazing associates they place in jobs every day!

Organized by the Association of Canadian Search, Employment, and Staffing Services, Staffing for Canada Week is an annual event aimed at acknowledging the people who are employed through the staffing companies in Canada.

There are currently 37 Express offices in Canada, and we placed nearly 15,000 Canadian workers across five provinces in 2015. We’re proud of all of our associates and wish everyone a happy Staffing for Canada Week!

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Happy Memorial Day

In the United States, Memorial Day is Monday, May 30. Established after the Civil War by Union veterans, the first Memorial Day (originally called Decoration Day) was celebrated in 1868. In 1971, the day became an official U.S. holiday and is now celebrated annually on the last Monday in May.

On this day of remembrance, Express Employment Professionals reminds everyone to take time to honor our fallen soldiers and loved ones. We wish you a happy Memorial Day!


Celebrating Mothers in the Workplace

Mother’s Day will be celebrated this Sunday, May 8. In light of the annual celebration, we’d like to take a moment to recognize the influence of mothers not only at home, but also in the workplace. We’ll take a look at the dual roles women play, recap results from a survey of working moms, and cover some basic statistics around this topic.

A Shift in the Workplace
Currently about 70% of women with children under the age of 18 participate in the workforce in the United States, according to the United States Department of Labor. Additionally, suggests this is an enormous 800% increase since 1860, when only 7.5% of mothers were in the workforce. The shift in working mom numbers really started happening in the 1940s, and especially the 1960s with the women’s rights movement.

Working Moms Surveyed
Express Employment Professionals recently released a survey revealing the attitudes of working moms. When mothers were asked if they would work even if they didn’t have to, a resounding 62% said “yes.” For some, working isn’t a choice, but rather a necessity. And, as this survey found, this reality has prompted more businesses to offer benefits to working parents. For example, two-thirds of those surveyed said they permit working moms and dads to take advantage of flexible hours.

A Wearer of Many Hats
As the number of moms in the workforce continues to rise, working mothers balance work and family every single day, becoming masters of multitasking. Whether it’s running errands, attending meetings, or carting their kids to events all over town, working moms often go nonstop to take care of their families and succeed in their careers. Managing a hectic schedule and making the most of time at home, working moms are an inspiration and example of determination, ambition, and balance for many.

Here at Movin’ On Up, we salute our associates who are working mothers and wish all of them a happy Mother’s Day!

Are you a working mother? Do you have tips for other working moms? Let us know in the comments section below!


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Happy Administrative Professionals’ Day

admins day_April2014Today is Administrative Professionals’ Day, observed in countries around the world to highlight the significant contribution of administrative professionals.

The day came about during World War II, when there was a shortage of administrative personnel in the United States. Now in the U.S., more than 4 million administrative assistants are part of the workforce. In Canada, the number is upward of 475,000.

As years go by and the profession continues to evolve, they deserve to be celebrated for their efforts and the behind the scenes work that many people don’t see.

At Express Employment Professionals, we are proud of our administrative associates and want to wish them a very happy Administrative Professionals’ Day!

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