Jobs In Asheville, North Carolina

  • Building Success. Building Hope.

    Express Employment Professionals of Asheville, NC, is a leading staffing provider helping job seekers find work with a wide variety of local businesses.

    Because we're locally owned, we live in and work in this community and have a vested interest in its success. In addition to our staffing services, our team is actively involved with a wide variety of causes and organizations that help strengthen our beautiful city.

  • Our Services

    Employment Solutions for Asheville

    The Express office in Asheville has a variety of jobs available, with full-time, part-time, and temporary positions available. And, as one of the leading staffing agencies in North America, Asheville Express provides employment services and workforce solutions to employers throughout our community. Contact us today to get started on finding the right fit for you.  

  • International Resources

    The Express office is a locally owned small business with access to international resources. Founded in 1983, Express today employs more than 526,000 people across more than 830 franchise locations in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

  • Our Vision:

    To help as many people as possible find good jobs by helping as many clients as possible find good people.

    Our Impact:

    Express has put more than 5 million people to work worldwide.

    Our Asheville Values:

    Accountability, Going Above and Beyond, and Making a Difference. 

  • Foundation of Hope

  • Our Staff

    Ashleigh Michales, Front Office Coordinator

    Ashleigh is the smiling face that you see upon entering our office. She regulates the foot traffic that comes through our door, along with managing our phones. Her organization and bubbly personality make her the perfect fit for our front desk. In the past, she has worked within the community, assisting those in need. She has a big heart and enjoys helping people every day. 

    Fun Fact: She loves plants. 

    Heather Lea Gallagher, Fearless Champion of Associate Outreach

    Heather is our fun loving team member who works hard to connect you with the job of your dreams. She enjoys making the job search process a magical experience from start to finish. Heather’s background in theater has helped her turn every day in the office into an auditorium for success.

    Fun Fact: She loves to golf and wants to join the Senior Tour one day!

    Kristy Kay, Business Development Guru

    Kristy is our business development professional. She works to connect with employers in our area to understand business challenges and opportunities as it relates to recruiting, screening, onboarding and retention. She is known for the great questions she asks and her ability to solve problems with her creative thinking and solution oriented mindset. If you see her driving the "Express-MOBILE", be sure to honk and say "hi"!

    Fun Fact: She can play 3 instruments: the saxophone, the guitar, and the piano.

    Cheryl McKenzie, Staffing Consultant

    Cheryl joined Asheville Express in December 2013. Her focus is to work with employers and job seekers for positions in the administrative and healthcare field such as administrative assistant, bookkeeper, medical office, receptionist, billing clerk and coder. Cheryl's desire to help employers find the right administrative professional makes her dynamic, honest and confident when helping job seekers. Her previous experience as an educator provides the foundation to act as a consultant when working with employers. 

    Fun Fact: She has never seen Gone With The Wind, Romeo & Juliet, or Titanic.

    Emil Gonsalvez, Operations Administrator

    Emil is the key administrative support person for our team and office. He is vital to client, associate, and co worker success. He works hard to be fast, friendly, and accurate each day to provide a stellar experience for all around him. His background as a Gym and Youth Athletics Coordinator has given him the organizational skills and energy to run an efficient and fun operations. 

    Fun Fact: His last name is Portuguese and derives from ancestors in Western India (not to be confused with the West Indies).

    Brooke Souder: Administrative Staffing Consultant 

    Brooke joined our team in March of 2017. Moving from Hawaii, her focus is to work with employers and job seekers for administrative positions in both the manufacturing and professional service industries. She identifies a variety of administrative talent with customer service, accounting, and legal knowledge.

    Fun Fact: She was in an was in an Oscar Mayer Wiener commercial when she was a kid. Gold star for anyone who can find a copy of the commercial!

    Retha Garcia: Staffing Consultant

    Retha joined Asheville Express Employment Professionals in May 2021.  Her focus is to give back to her community by working with employers and job seekers in the manufacturing and professional service industries.  She brings experience and work ethic from a career in Office Management, Revenue Cycle, and Customer Service.  As she works with job seekers and communicates with clients, her ability of being able to relate to people and determine their needs will continue the success of the Express Team.

    Fun Fact: When I was little I always wanted to be Wonder Woman

    Caleena Walker, Light Industrial Staffing Consultant

    Caleena is the Light Industrial Staffing Consultant for Express Employment Professionals of Asheville. She brings experience and work ethic from a career in retail management. Her ability to help people and determine what they need translates to success on our team as she works with job seekers on their employment journey, along with communication with clients. 

    Fun Fact: She has been stung by a BULLET ANT and now has a fear of all ants. Big or little!

    WhoDey, Barketing Manager

    WhoDey is an important member of our team and office operation. Whether she greets someone at the door or sleeps in the middle of the hall way, she ensures that all who interact with her feel her love and peace!

    Fun Fact: Whodey is a goldendoodle. She doesn't shed and is hypo-allergenic. 

  • Meet the Owners

    The Asheville Express Employment Professionals office opened in 1997.

    Gary Gallagher assumed ownership of the office in April 2007 and is continuing the excellent tradition of helping good people find good companies and good companies find good people. Gary has previous business experience as the VP of Human Resources for a global market research firm, general manager of a professional services firm, operations experience in a high tech manufacturing environment and general management and sales experience with a full service human resource consulting firm.

    As owner of the franchise, Gary focuses on staff and client development and retention, networking in the community, and working with other organizations for the economic well-being of the Western North Carolina area.

    Gary is active in the community and is currently a member of the Mission Hospital Ambassador program, the Mission Children's Hospital Gold Medal Endowment Committee, the Rotary Club of South Asheville, and volunteers at the Salvation Army. 

    Fun Fact: He is an avid golfer and he has made a hole-in-one in the wrong hole!

    Meredith Campbell, Chief Joy Facilitator and Co-Owner

    In Meredith's first year with Express Employment Professionals, she mastered the employment consultant role helping individuals find the right job while consulting with companies to help fill their open positions. She then advanced into a client representative role, partnering with local employers to learn their human resource and employment needs, aches and pains, and providing customized solutions with the help of her team. She is excited to have business discussions with local employers about the Top 5 Threats facing businesses today and what employers are doing to not just survive but thrive in today's economy. She is active in the community and volunteers with local organizations such as the local SHRM chapter, Eblen Charities and is a graduate of Leadership Asheville 33.

    Meredith became co-owner in January of 2014 and she has been with the Express team since 2007.

    Fun Fact: When she was younger, she was a competitive Irish dancer.