Meet the Owner of Express Canton

  • Stephen Michaels

    "Our mission is to help Stark County's top businesses find outstanding employees. We are convinced that the economic engine of our country is small and medium-sized businesses, and we are committed to helping those businesses succeed through our staffing and employment services or through referrals to our business colleagues and friends." - Stephen Michaels

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    Express Employment Professionals in Canton, Ohio operates with a high level of integrity and shows a genuine interest in the betterment of individuals and companies within our local communities. Currently, Express Employment Professionals is the 3rd largest staffing company in America and continues to build clients with tremendous success. Stephen Michaels, or "Steve" as he prefers to be called, is new to the Express Employment Professionals Franchisee Family excitedly opening his the doors to the Express Canton, OH office on July 6th of 2015!

    Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Steve was primarily raised in Peoria, IL until he moved on to serve in the United States Army. He then settled in Denver, CO for 15 years before deciding to move back to East Ohio in 2012. While serving in the U.S. Army from 1984 to 1992, Steve learned essential skills of business and systems operations such as teamwork, leadership, dedication, and an outstanding commitment to reaching goals.

    After his time with the Army, Steve worked for over 13 years with a local distribution company in the sales department where he quickly escalated in the ranks holding positions including: Sales Representative, Regional Sales Manager, General Manager, and Director of Sales Effectiveness. Steve then accepted a new position as the Western Region Director where he continued his career until he found a new calling - an opportunity to help people and businesses in a truly rewarding way.

    Steve Michaels and his incredible team have dedicated themselves to helping people be successful in their lives, whether that means helping someone unemployed find work, helping a client meet exceeding demands, or finding their company the right employee for their business. Steve has described his favorite part about working in his new Express Employment Professionals Office is that he "gets to put people to work!" He always makes sure to give back to his community in a number of ways including being involved in his local American Legion Chapter and recently has started volunteering for Meal for Wheels in the Canton Area as well.

    In his spare time, Steve enjoys traveling with his lovely wife, Claudia. He is also an avid scuba diver, so trips to tropical areas are always a plus for him! Steve's hobbies also include a love for cooking and working in his garden at home.

    Stephen Michaels is an exemplary citizen of our community with numerous active roles in community organizations, a loving and caring husband, a strong, committed, enthusiastic and inspiring boss, and a leader to all who know him. Our Express Office is truly lucky to have Steve Michaels on our team.   

    Check us out for yourself to Experience the Difference with Express Employment Professionals in Canton, OH! 

    Give us a call today at (234) 228-6470!