The Express Hillsboro Team

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

    At Express Hillsboro, it's important for us to go above and beyond - it's important for us to see you succeed. That's why we make a commitment to every person that walks through our doors to try to help them better their lives and businesses. Think of us as your partner in success. We are here to help you in any way possible and with an "Express Servant Attitude", working to always get to "yes." And although we cannot help everyone, we always make a genuine effort and try to offer helpful suggestions that will improve their odds of finding that right job! So if you're looking for thoroughly screened, highly talented employees for your business; if you're looking for a new or better job; or if you need HR guidance and/or training  contact our employment agency in Hillsboro, OR for your no-obligation consultation. Remember – at Express, Job Seekers never pay a fee and Employers only pay if we are successful in our recruiting efforts.

    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 Employment Professionals, you can be assured that our team will always strive to go above the expected to maintain our standard of absolute excellence!



  • Casi Schlesser

    Onsite HR-Generalist

    Casi Schlesser has been the Onsite HR-Generalist for our Express since December 10th, 2012. She has been described by other staff members as goal oriented with a strong desire to assist peers and a high interest in growing and challenging herself. She is excellent at follow-up and follow-through management, is commitment to professional, strong written, and verbal communication skills, and has the ability to handle a large workload with efficiency and ease. Cassi's degree in Merchandising Management has helped her build the skills necessary to be an integral part of the Express team. One of most rewarding part of working with Express for Casi is knowing that she impacts individuals and their lives on a daily basis. She is currently an active member of the Stoller Group Wellness Program and is constantly looking for ways to improve her overall health and wellness and grow and develop further to be the best version of herself.

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    Kristi Sweeney

    Senior Employment Specialist

    Our Senior Employment Specialist, Kristi Sweeney, started her employment with Express in April 1988. Kind-hearted and loyal, her coworkers have described her as reliable, hard-working, organized, honest, and dedicated. Prior to working with Express, Kristi worked at the Old Spaghetti Factory for 5 years doing bookkeeping. Her favorite part of every day is getting to meet new people and help match them with some of our area's top employers. Kristi was born and raised in Portland and also attended school there. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, and attending all of her son's basketball games.

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    Arielle Nuñez

    Recruiting & Employment Support

    "My favorite part of working for Express is helping people find rewarding, stable work that they enjoy. Work is an everyday thing-getting to do something you love makes that worthwhile. Find out what your passionate about and pursue it!"

    We welcomed Arielle to the team in June 2019. Arielle is a hardworking, dedicated, compassionate, and enthusiastic individual who also loves fiercely and is extremely loyal to those around her. She is also the kind of person who can seem quiet at first but warms up quickly is eager to engage.

    Background

    Ariella was born in Tampa, Florida but moved to Oregon in 1997. She graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with minors in Business and Biology. From that point on she lived in Corvallis until deciding to move to Hillsboro this year.

    Before joining our Express team, Arielle worked as a General Manager and a Hotel Front Desk Agent. She also has HR, office assistance, and reception experience.

    Interests

    When Arielle isn't helping local job seekers find their dream jobs, you can find her cooking and baking for the people in her life. She enjoys watching movies, TV, and reading. Being the empathetic person that she is, she can connect with the characters as if they are real people.

    Something Unique

    Arielle originally planned on going into theatre. She loves to act and has recently started writing screenplays.

    Family

    Arielle has four siblings. Two are by blood and two are the children of her parents' best friends.

    Best Skillset

    Arielle has exceptional written communication skills. For her, words and books are both the strongest weapon and the soothing salve.

    Favorite Quote

    "Love is never wasted, for its value does not rest upon reciprocity" - CS Lewis

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    Jordan Thompson

    Business Developer

    "My favorite part about working with Express is being a part of an amazing team who share a passion for community and the people in it. Being in a position where I get to partner with clients in this community to problem-solve, contribute solutions, as well as to provide hope and opportunity to the people of this community is why I love doing what I do."

    Express Hillsboro welcomed Jordan Thompson to the team in January 2021 as our new Business Developer. Jordan has a competitive spirit and holds himself to a very high standard, which translates seamlessly in his roles within our office. He also loves helping others and working closely with the public to provide them with hope and opportunities for growth. Since his first day, Jordan has come into the office motivated and ready to help each associate he meets. Every person Jordan encounters finds themselves in a more positive headspace than they did before, and for that, we are grateful to have someone like Jordan on our team!

    Before Express, he spent most of his career working in fast-paced customer service-centric environments where he had daily interactions with the public, which allowed him to interact with others on a personal level. From there, he established a role where he was able to recruit and build teams within our community that could continue to give back. In that role, Jordan got the chance to mentor young professionals, establish leadership and personal development training, and develop a professional pipeline for franchisees in the Northwest Region for his previous employer.

    Jordan was born and raised in Beaverton, Oregon. As a child, he dreamed of getting into politics, which he is still open to in the future, despite the negative connotation that can come with those positions. Jordan is a huge family man driven by a need to love and provide for his family and those closest to him. Jordan married his best friend, Vendela, in 2018, and together, they have two shepherd mixes-a girl named Bella and a boy named Kylo. During their downtime, they often find themselves out in nature, hiking around the mountains, or surfing the Oregon coast.

    Favorite Quote

    "Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it"
    - Albert Einstein

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    Vendela Thompson

    Employment Specialist

    "The rewarding part of working with Express would have to be working with the people I get to help find a good job for. Of course, it has its challenges, but that is what makes it that much more special when they get the position or just the opportunity to explore."

    The Hillsboro Express office welcomed Vendela Thompson to the team as one of our Employment Specialists. She brings with her five and a half years of customer service experience, having worked her way up to Shift Lead, Assistant Manager, and then Manager of a local coffee bar store where she grew their sales tremendously. Since joining Express, Vendela has shown that she is someone we can count on to always put 100% effort into everything she does.

    Vendela is a native to the PNW region, having only lived as far as Ridgefield, WA because she wants to stay close to her family. She comes from a huge family, all of which are very close. In 2018 Vendela married her husband, and together, they have one amazing pup and a baby on the way! In Vendela's spare time, she loves to take adventures in her spare time and is known to take day trips to new places whenever possible.

    Favorite Quote

    "Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."

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    Adalberto Ramirez

    Employment Specialist

    "I love the people I work with. It feels like a family, and the most rewarding part is being able to help the community."

    Adalberto joined the Express Hillsboro team as one of our Employment Specialists in September 2021. Adalberto has held various positions over the years and brings valuable experience in landscaping, sales, reception, banking, and customer service. In addition, Adalberto is family-oriented, passionate about helping people, and warm-hearted.

    Originally from a small town in Northern California called Smith River (home of the cleanest river in the US), Adalberto relocated with his girlfriend to Hillsboro to seek new opportunities and has been extremely pleased with the change in scenery.

    In his downtime, you can find Adalberto drawing and enjoying art and music, working out to stay healthy, and spending time with his loved ones. He is a part of a large family, and family is everything to him. Just like Adalberto, his family is some of the most welcoming people you'll ever treat strangers the same as they do their loved ones.

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    Internal Job Opportunities

    From matching job seekers to the right jobs to ensuring the needs of our clients are met, every member of our Express team is committed to helping people find great jobs and helping clients find great people. View some of the internal job openings Express has currently has available and if you think you have what it takes to join our team, apply today!

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