About Us

Recruitment Made Simple

When you seek the right candidate for your organization who can contribute to achieving your business goals, we are your ideal destination. With the right strategies, proven tools, and expertise, we make sure you get the best fit for your role.

Our Approach

We understand that every business is different, and so is their recruitment process. Hiring is now more important than ever before and the challenges can vary. The 'old school' principles of building solid relationships, outworking the competition, ensuring customer satisfaction, and standing by your word is how we have established this company. With these principles and a tailored approach, we work with our clients to find the best candidates.

We vigorously screen our candidates, meet them face-to-face, conduct several managerial references, and then our account executive conducts a final screening before submitting them to our clients. We strictly adhere to submitting one or two candidates to ensure quality work while meeting your requirements.

Permanent Placements

Our Company Story As Told By Our Owner

My name is Joseph P. Mayer III, and I am the founder of Permanent Placements. Since 2006, I have learned about the staffing industry by working in various positions. I started in Washington, DC as a Recruiter, and eventually worked my way up into an Account Manager position in a new office in New Jersey. At the time, I didn't have many clients, so I had to break into new ones the old fashioned way, with lots of cold calls, hard work, and networking. Eventually I broke into over 40 accounts, not by over-promising something I couldn't deliver, but by simply being honest and sincere.

I work hard for my clients and candidates. I understand I might not fill every position but I improve with every submission. If I do not provide quality work, I expect to lose your business to someone who will. When I submit a candidate, I put my name on the line. I eventually was promoted to run an office in Raleigh then Columbus, and finally here in Chicago where I would meet my wife and start our family.

I became the Vice President of training and development and then worked as a Regional Sales Manager to spend more time closer to home. I took on big and small challenges for several companies before I decided to start my own staffing firm. I focus on full time, direct hire placements across all industries. I consider this an honor and privilege to serve my clients and hope to work with you soon.

Meet the Team

Joseph P. Mayer III: Founder & CEO

Joseph believes that finding the right job for job-seekers is one of the most venerable services we can offer to someone. Work gives a purpose to a person's life, and there is no greater job than helping people find that purpose. Hence, with our services, Joseph strives to entrust in him the privilege to do that for you.

If you are hiring and need assistance for full-time employees, contact us today.

Permanent Placements

Geoffrey Homer: Vice President

Geoff Homer has over 35 years of staffing industry experience.  He graduated from the University of Texas Red McCombs School of Business where he also played college golf.  He is professionally trained in advanced recruiting techniques and previously managed, trained, and mentored hundreds of recruiting and staffing professionals over the last three decades.  He is well versed in recruiting for Information Technology, Legal, Clerical/Administrative, Accounting & Finance, and C-Suite/Executive Placements roles. 


Jillian Dent: Vice President, Attorney Recruitment

Jillian Dent is a proven leader in the legal recruitment industry.  After graduating from DePaul University College of Law, she found her way into recruiting for some of the top AM law firms such as Allen & Overy, Norton Rose Fulbright, Linklaters, McGuireWoods LLP, and Reed Smith!  Now with over a decade of legal recruiting experience, Jillian has a keen understanding of the nuances that make a candidate the perfect fit for a particular legal environment. Jillian believes the right placement will propel a candidate’s career forward so they can thrive and contribute significantly to the success of the organization.  Her eye for talent and her commitment to fostering meaningful relationships ensures she is a solid partner for both job seekers and legal organizations.