Mother's Day Survey: Would you work if you didn't have to?

62% of Working Moms Say Yes; 69% of Working Dads

Express Also Releases Results on Treatment of Parents in the Workplace

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 4, 2016) -

Editors Note: There is a chart associated with this release.

Ahead of Mother's Day, Express Employment Professionals today released results from a special edition survey revealing the attitudes of working moms.

Respondents were asked, "Would you work if you didn't have to?" 62% of working mothers said "yes," compared to 69% of working fathers who said the same.

In addition, Express released results from a survey of businesses on the treatment of parents in the workplace. Respondents were asked, "Do you provide maternity benefits for the birth or adoption of a child?" Three-quarters (75%) said yes.

When it comes to paternity leave, however, the story is a little different. Just under half (49%) provide paternity support.

Many businesses do offer other benefits as well, according to the survey. Two-thirds (67%) said they permit working moms and dads to take advantage of flexible hours, while 26% said they provide other forms of benefits, and7% reported allowing work parents to telecommute.

"The working world has changed in many ways for parents over the years, with the increase in working mothers over the last four to five decades being the most dramatic change," said Bob Funk, CEO of Express. "But as this survey shows, for many mothers and fathers-around a third-whether to stay home with children or work isn't a choice they get to make for themselves. Understandably, this reality has led to an increased focus on the options and flexibility available to parents in the workplace.

"On behalf of the entire Express team, I wish a Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!" added Funk.

The survey of working moms and dads was conducted in May 2016. The survey of 390 businesses, which are current and former clients of Express Employment Professionals, was conducted in April 2016.

About Robert A. Funk

Robert A. "Bob" Funk is chairman and chief executive officer of Express Employment Professionals. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the international staffing company has franchises in the U.S., Canada and South Africa. Under his leadership, Express has put more than 6 million people to work worldwide. Funk served as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and was also the Chairman of the Conference of Chairmen of the Federal Reserve.

About Express Employment Professionals and Express in Canada

Express Employment Professionals puts people to work. It generated $3.02 billion in sales and employed a record 500,002 people in 2015. Its long-term goal is to put a million people to work annually. Express launched in Canada in July 1996, with a franchise in London, Ontario, and since then, has expanded and grown across Canada significantly. There are currently 37 Express franchises in Canada - six in British Columbia, five in Alberta, two in Saskatchewan, 23 in Ontario and one in Nova Scotia.

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Contact Information:

To arrange for an interview with Bob Funk
Kellie Major
(613) 222-7488

Working Moms: Would you work if you didn't have to?