Meet Our Express Canton Team!

  • At Express Employment Canton, it's important for us to go above and beyond - we relish in your success, whether it be for your business or personal career development. That's why we make a priority to try to help every person that walks through our doors. Think of us as your partner in success. We are committed in helping those in need in any and all ways necessary while maintaining an "Express Servant Attitude" - working to always get to "yes." And although we cannot help everyone, we always make an authentic effort to offer helpful suggestions that will improve their odds in succeeding.  If you're looking for thoroughly screened, highly talented employees for your business; or if you're looking for a new or better career; or if you're in need of HR guidance and/or training call us at our Canton location today for your no-obligation consultation.  Remember – at Express Canton, job seekers never pay a fee and employers only if we are successful in our recruiting efforts.

    “People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.” --Teddy Roosevelt

    Whether you are looking for the right temporary employee fill-in or to find your perfect direct hire candidate, you can trust that our team will go above and beyond, applying all knowledge and expertise to ensure your complete satisfaction. At Express Canton, you can be assured that our team will always strive to go above the expected to maintain our standard of absolute excellence!


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    Steve Michaels, Owner & Operating Branch Manager


    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 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 Rotary International chapter as well as volunteering for Meal for Wheels in the Canton Area.

    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.   

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