• Janis 2021Meet the Owner

    The Grand Rapids, MI Express Employment Professionals office was founded in 1996 by Janis Petrini. 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 over 25 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 30 years of hands-on experience in strategic planning, business unit development, and project and people management. She is actively involved in managing and mentoring her team of over 20. She manages all business operations while also pursuing her passion of helping people succeed and our community thrive. 

    Current Community Involvement:National Women Business Owners Corporation

    • GROW Womens Business Center, Board Member
    • Mel Trotter Ministries, Board Member
    • Wyoming-Kentwood Area Chamber Member
    • Talent 2025 CEO Council Member
    • West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Member
    • Grand Rapids Chamber, Member
    • Michigan Manufacturers Association, Member 
    • Mayor's Top 100, Member 
    • One Wyoming Volunteer and Mentor
    • CBRT - This Business Round Table, Chairman's Council Member