• Yuri Ruiz
    Yuridia Ruiz

    Branch Manager

    Yuri is an expert in the fields of commercial, industrial, engineering, and technical staffing. She has chosen recruiting as her career because she enjoys connecting good talented people with great companies. Yuri has an extensive customer service background and has many years of management experience. She has always had a passion for recruiting from her time as a Studio Manager where she set out to staff her store with the most talented professionals out there. Companies heavily rely on her expertise to find great talent. 

    Yuri says, "The best part of my job is networking and building relationships with the clients and the candidates I service".

    In her spare time she travels with her travel buddy Jaiden, she spends time outdoors as much as possible when the weather permits and loves to garden!

     

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    Paige Fortson
    Paige Fortson

    Office Services Employment Specialist

    Recruiting Specialist for 4 years before making the move to Waukegan. Paige has a Bachelor's degree in Public Relations and Mass Communications from Loras College. Paige is highly-valued for her communications skills both within the team and with job seekers.
    Additionally, she has a contagious personality that is known to brighten the spirit of any room she is in.
    Paige is excited to dive into Office Services and match jobseekers to local businesses in the Waukegan area. 

    In her free time, Paige enjoys traveling to different cities, going to concerts, and spending time with her niece and nephew.

     

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    Cyndy Parada
    Cyndy Parada

    Office Services Employment Specialist

    Cyndy joined the Express team in August as Employment Specialist with a focus on Office Services. Prior to joining Express, Cyndy worked in HR for 2 years before transitioning into Recruiting. She has a passion for connecting with people and ultimately finding them in the perfect position.

    Cyndy enjoys anything related to art from drawing and painting on paper to makeup artistry on one's face. On her spare time, you can find her watching movies, shopping, or drinking a delicious cup of coffee!

     

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    Laura Sullivan
    Laura Sullivan

    Professional Recruiter

    Laura brings three years' experience as a hiring manager, over 10 years' experience in corporate marketing and logistics in addition to teaching experience. She holds a business degree from Pennsylvania State University.
    Laura enjoys using her array of work experience to contribute to finding just the right fit for job candidates and employers.

    Beyond work, Laura enjoys time with her three grown daughters, traveling, attending musical theater, rollerblading and spending as much time outdoors as possible.

     

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    Karen Ortega
    Karen Ortega

    Office Coordinator

    Karen has been in the customer service industry for 8 years.
    She loves building relationships with all her clients and being able to help navigate them into the right direction.
    Karen looks forward to growing and being successful every day at Express.  

    In her free time, she loves to be with her 2 daughters dancing and listening to their favorite music.
    She has a great passion for cooking and hopes to one day open her own restaurant.
    Karen loves to go to concerts and be with her family. 

     

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    Yesenia Moreno
    Yessenia Moreno

    Office Coordinator

    Yessenia has been in the customer service industry for 12 years. Yessenia loves to interact with clients and being able to assist them in any task. She looks forward to learning and growing further with the Express team.

    In Yessenia's free time, she loves to stay at home with her daughter and her son watching scary movies and eating Hot Cheetos. 
    She has a great passion in helping others in need and hopes to finance her own hospital. 
    Yessenia loves going to parks with her kids and going on long walks with her family. 

     

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    Esmeralda Delgadillo
    Esmeralda Delgadillo

    Payroll Coordinator

    Esmeralda is our Payroll Coordinator and has over 10 years of branch management and customer service in her background. Esmeralda is a mom of two beautiful bulldogs but overall is an animal lover. She also loves helping people and helping our associates with their timecards.

    On her free time, Esmeralda loves listening to music, walking at Starved Rock state park 2-3 times a year and her favorite season is winter.

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    Arelis Hernandez
    Arelis Hernandez

    Marketing Representative

    Arelis comes to Express with five years of Graphic design and Marketing experience and 4 years of customer service. Arelis holds a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design from Universidad del Valle de Mexico (UVM) - Laureate International Universities.

    Arelis likes to be able to create an idea into reality. In Arelis' free time she likes to travel, photograph nature and cities, she also likes to draw, read and play MMO games.  She also loves enjoying her free time with her dog "Bolt" and her turtle "Karma".

     

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    Miriam Jeannette Argueta
    Miriam Jeannette Argueta

    Digital Marketing Manager

    MJ is passionate about Digital Communications, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Lake Forest College and worked on the Lou Dobbs Tonight Show on CNN immediately after graduating. She thrives on delivering the right message to the right audience with perfect timing. She is versed in several content management systems, including AEM, Sitecore & Drupal. She enjoys creating Marketing Campaigns, creating engagement & reviewing analytics.

    In her free time she loves to cook, seafood paella is her favorite dish to make. She adds, mussels, calamari, shrimp & of course zafron for that Spanish taste.

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