Santa’s coming to town!

The Express Clydesdales are coming to Sanford on December 1st and 2nd  and will appear in the Sanford Christmas Parade said Joe Clancy, Express franchisee.  We are pleased to have been asked by the Central Carolina Jaycees to have Santa Claus arrive in town on the Express Wagon pulled by our six horse team.

In addition to having the Express Clydesdales in this year’s parade, Express will be hosting an Open House with the Clydesdales at their office on Tuesday December 2nd and we will be collecting cash donations and canned food.  Express Employment Professionals, works with many national charity organizations and we are pleased to be taking this opportunity to raise money for The United Way of Lee County and its partner agencies The Salvation Army and Christians United Outreach Center of Lee County.

“We look forward to providing this special addition to this year’s Christmas Parade and to also take advantage of this exciting time to benefit the less fortunate in Lee County,” said Clancy.

Of a rare black and white color, the Express Clydesdales stand 17-18 hands high and weigh over 2,000 pounds each. Their shoes are the size of dinner plates and weigh over three pounds each. The Express Clydesdales were named world champions in the eight-horse hitch and the best cart at the World Clydesdale Show in Milwaukee, Wis. in 2012.

In addition to competing on a national stage, the Express Clydesdales have participated in some of the country’s most recognized parades and promotional events, including the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Tournament of Roses Parade, the Fiesta Bowl Parade, Orange Bowl Parade, Hollywood Parade, Calgary Stampede Parade, Kentucky Derby Pegasus Parade, the International Finals Rodeo and the Professional Bull Riders World Finals.

The Clydesdales enjoyed a historic moment when they escorted Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge in North America at the Calgary Stampede in 2011.

The Sanford Express Employment Professionals franchise began operation in 2012 and serves Lee, Harnett, Hoke and Moore Counties with temporary help and direct hire employees in a variety of fields, including light industrial, manufacturing and administrative.

Express is on a mission to put a million people to work annually, and worldwide, put more than 400,000 people to work in 2013 with more than 675 offices in the U.S., Canada and South Africa. Express provides expertise in evaluation hire, temporary staffing, professional search and human resources and works across a wide variety of industries.

The Sanford office, located at 2230 Jefferson Davis Highway is currently accepting applications. For more information, call 919-775-1292 or visit

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