• Community Involvement - Lakeland Employment Office
  • Our Community Involvement

    We do not focus solely on placing people in jobs but believe in improving the workforce in the community. We volunteer our time to train and coach youth and leaders of the community. Our leaders, Richard and Lynn Yoerk are proud of the way their internal staff has taken it upon themselves to go into the community and put their vision statement to work. In 2016, our offices contributed more than 500 volunteer and training hours within our community.

    Because of the extensive effort Richard, Lynn and their staff has put forth in brand recognition for Express they were recently recognized as “Small Business of the Year” among their community peers. Express Office 2513/2700 has produced record breaking numbers for Express in the areas of client count and gross margin profit during the last year, we feel our community involvement has a lot to do with that. For our offices to be recognized as the recipient of the Community Relations Award among our Express family and peers would make it a most memorable 2016 and a great start to 2017.


    • Programs to the youth on soft skills and workforce readiness to the C-U Scholars Foundation, Freshman Orientation and sessions for Urbana High School,
    • Seminar Classes for Danville High School and Cunningham Children's Home.
    • Programs for community leaders include Lunch and Learns, Live Simulcasts, Chamber Presentations, and workshops. The content of the workshops included John Maxwell The 5 Levels of Leadership, Generations Campaign, Monday Morning Leadership, Five Threats Facing Business, Managing Millennials, and DISC training.

    Community Partners

    Youth Sports, DSC fundraisers, Toys for Tots, Wesley Food Pantry, Cancer Walk, Veteran Affairs, Mahomet High School Football Coaching Staff, Girl Scouts of America, Mentoring, Backpacks for Homeless, Rotary, Wrapping Presents, Big Brother/ Big Sisters, Stop Hunger, semi-pro basketball, Making Strides Cancer Walk, 4th of July Parade, Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, Working Women’s Expo, Coaches vs. Cancers, Cunningham Children's Quilt Raffle, Community Elements and Champaign County Drug Court, and numerous community golf outings.

  • "Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." - William James

  • Our Success: Helping People

    Express Employment Professionals is active in its communities both nationally and locally through its franchise offices. Express gives back in order to help communities, organizations and individuals succeed. The Express corporate giving program reflects the company's vision to help as many people as possible find good jobs by helping as many businesses as possible find good people.