• Janis Petrini Owner Express Employment Professionals Grand Rapids MIMeet the Owner

    The Grand Rapids, MI Express Employment Professionals office was founded in 1996 by Janis Petrini as she sought to find a community that would be a haven for both her family and her business. She determined that Grand Rapids was the place to be! Janis opened Express and the driving force was to assist in the enrichment of individual lives through gainful employment opportunities. Janis sought to provide community members with a means of providing for themselves and their families through not just jobs, but careers. The Grand Rapids office has been in existence for 20-years; Janis' dream is coming true as we continue to help people during their job search and help companies with their staffing, human resource, and training challenges. We live our vision statement: To help as many people as possible find good jobs by helping as many clients as possible find good people.

    Janis Petrini, Owner / Operator

    Janis Petrini is a highly experienced Business Owner and Manager who has demonstrated the ability to lead diverse teams of employees to new levels of success in a variety of highly competitive industries, cutting edge markets, and fast-paced environments. Janis has a track record of more than 20-years of hands-on experience in strategic planning, business unit development, and project and people management. She is a hands on manager of her team of 20. She manages all business operations while also conducting associate interviews, going on client meetings, and staying involved in the community. She serves on the Board of Directors with Mel Trotter Ministries, Dove Foundation and is a Mentor with One Wyoming.


    Janis' Community Involvement:Best and Brightest Company in Grand Rapids 2017National Women Business Owners Corporation

    • Mel Trotter Ministries, Board Chair
    • The Dove Foundation, Board Member
    • Wyoming-Kentwood Area Chamber Member
    • Talent 2025 CEO Council Member
    • EARN, Board Member  
    • West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Member
    • The Employer's Association, Member
    • American Staffing Association, Certified Staffing Professional
    • Grand Rapids Chamber, Member
    • Michigan Manufacturers Association, Member and Trainer
    • Mayor's Top 100, Member and Trainer
    • One Wyoming Volunteer and Mentor
    • CBRT - This Business Round Table, Member and Trainer