JobGiraffe was originally founded in 1964 as Miss Paige Placement Service in a small storefront office near the corners of Irving Park Road and Elston Avenue on Chicago’s near northwest side.
Over the next 20 years Miss Paige prospered adding additional storefronts in Elmhurst, La Grange and Arlington Heights. We specialized in placing women as secretaries, stenographers, keypunch operators, bookkeepers and switchboard operators at small and mid-size local companies close to their homes and in their neighborhoods.
Times changed and so did our business. Miss Paige was no longer an appropriate name for a service that had begun to place almost as many men as women in office positions! We dropped the “Miss” and for the next 25 years became Paige Personnel Services, moving from neighborhood storefronts to office buildings in the suburban business hubs of Skokie, Oak Brook, Schaumburg and Vernon Hills.
By expanding our geographic reach we were able to place more and more candidates in more and more types of jobs - full-time, part-time, temp and temp-to-hire - across the entire Chicago metropolitan area.
But, once again, times changed. The internet reinvented the way we do business, and it was time for Paige Personnel Services to reinvent itself too. Would you Google the word ‘personnel’ if you were looking for a job? We suspect not.
In 2011 we undertook a total rebranding initiative, and the Paige you’ve always known now does business as JobGiraffe, but no matter which name you call us by, we remain the oldest and largest locally-owned recruiting and staffing firm still specializing in full-time or part-time 'permanent' direct-hire placement in Chicago and the suburbs!
For 50 years, local companies and organizations have relied on JobGiraffe's experienced recruiting and staffing professionals to provide the best selection of qualified candidates to fill positions efficiently, effectively and with total confidence.
Whether our clients are hiring for a specific position, completing a special project, covering for an illness or vacation, handling a peak season or staffing an entire department, JobGiraffe connects the very best job seekers with the companies who need them.
Each year JobGiraffe places thousands of job seekers in:
Full-time or part-time 'permanent' direct-hire positions at client companies.
Start as a temporary and become a direct-hire employee of a client company.
Short-term or long-term temporary assignments at client companies.
Special projects at client companies lasting up to 24 months in length.
- Payroll Services
- Resume Screening
- Employment Ad Writing Services
- Verification and Background Checking
- Software and Skill Testing