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New Express location opens in Fredonia

Goodell and Senator Borrello poses with Coleman and Elliot Brown.

Andrew Brown, owner of the new location of Express Employment Professionals, opened the doors to his new office in Fredonia on Friday.

The new Fredonia location, at 264 E. Main St., is the second in the county, adding to the one already located in Jamestown. Brown is the owner of the franchisee in the area, the second generation, following in his father’s footsteps. He hopes to then pass on the business to his children.

“Express Employment Professionals works with employers and employees to match up high quality employees with high quality employers. They’re paid by the employer. So for employees to come here and get a great job, it doesn’t cost them anything,” State Assemblyman Andrew Goodell said, “and right now, they have over 190 openings available for employees. For those that are worried about getting a job, bringing in money for Christmas, and helping their families, now is the time to come here.”

Express Employment Professionals is a place where people who are looking for any kind of job or career can go. They work with local companies and businesses to grow their workforces and assist those who need jobs. The process is completely free to those who need help since the employers offering the jobs pay Express themselves.

“We are placing people everyday. People are coming out and getting back to work. They love the feeling of picking up that first paycheck,” Brown said. “It’s been great here in Fredonia so far. We have everything from entry level to CEOs and CFOs, we don’t have a specific niche that we work in so if you are anywhere in that range, we are willing to talk to you and help.”

OBSERVER Photos by Natasha Matteliano Pictured from left are Coleman Brown, Dunkirk Mayor Willie Rosas, Larry Fiorella, Chelsea Munson, Roger Britz, Laurie Brown, Peter Brown, Andrew Brown, Ashleigh Brown, Lisa Sellari, David Sellari, State Sen. George Borello, Assemblyman Andy Goodell and Elliot Brown.

The most high-demand occupations include manufacturing, which includes entry-level to middle management. A lot of the employers that work with Express offer on the job training, so people don’t have to worry about not being qualified when coming into the office.

“It’s great to see a new business open here during the pandemic, particularly one that places people into open jobs,” State Sen. George Borrello said. “I’ve been saying since I was county executive here in Chautauqua County that the issue is not the jobs, it’s getting people to fill those jobs and a company like this will be able to help bridge that gap.”

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