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CPS Overview

Westchester, IL
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Staffing & Outsourcing
Unknown / Non-Applicable
CPS, Inc. has placed professionals in their desired industry for over 40 years. Our ability to screen, qualify, and deliver the most talented individuals has positioned CPS, Inc. as a leader in the recruiting industry for decades. The dedicated and driven staff at CPS, Inc ... Read more

Mission: To help you find the best available solution to your employment needs in the most efficient and effective way possible. Our goal is first to listen and understand your needs. Then we get to work on fulfilling those needs.

Company Updates

  • Our New Website is here!
    Looking for a Recruiting team you can truly connect with? We're here and excited to help! Candidates and Clients alike will be happy to know we have officially launched our new website. Join our Talent Network and stay up-to-date with relevant roles that check all your wish list boxes. Clients can see our specialties and the teams that focus on their hardest positions. On each job we post we now include a recruiter bio so you know exactly who you're talking with. If all of this makes you wish you can be a part of the CPS, inc family then you'll be glad to know that we've made it easier than ever to apply to be a CPS, inc Recruiter.

    Staffing and Recruiting Services | CPS, Inc.

    Whether you are an employer searching for talent or a candidate looking for career placement services, CPS can help. With over 40 years' experience, CPS provides industry-leading staffing and recruiting services.

  • Windows System Engineer | Chicago, IL |

    Our Client is seeking an experienced Windows Systems Engineer who can be a subject matter expert for all of our systems. This person will need to provide an expert level design with a focus on scale and security. In-depth experience with AD/Exchange/VMware are a must.

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    In 2004, shortly after graduating from NIU's College of Business, my recruiting career at CPS, Inc. started. During this time, I have been able to learn from some of the best recruiters within the industry and continually look to improve myself in order to better serve both the candidates and client companies I represent.

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CPS – Why Work For Us?

Since its founding in 1973, CPS has been highly regarded in the staffing and recruiting industry for its ability to help specialized companies source and secure the exact type of candidate for which they are searching. In the last four decades, we’ve grown from our beginnings as a small staffing agency for the chemical industry into one of the largest recruiting firms in the Nation, helping premier companies nationwide locate the talent they need to succeed. Through experience and carefully honed procedures, we have turned matching employers to candidates into both a science and an art.

CPS is organized by marketplace with recruiters working in teams that specialize in one specific field. Our recruiters develop invaluable market knowledge and insight. We will not waste your time. Employers are only introduced to candidates who fit their job requirements and company culture. Candidates only hear about jobs that match their career goals. We can do this because of our market expertise.

The CPS philosophy is to develop strong relationships with our clients and candidates. Over two-thirds of our client business comes from companies that come back to us time and again because we have done the job the right way. Many of our candidates are referrals from placed applicants happy in their new job. Doing our jobs in an ethical and professional manner is critical to that repeat business. We are looking to build long term relationships. Treating people the way they want to be treated is essential to those relationships.

Whether you are an employer searching for top-notch talent or a candidate looking to change jobs, CPS has a solution for you. 


Experienced - Thorough - Specialized - Efficient 

When you work with CPS, you have a team of specialized recruiters working together to fill your job opening. Each individual is selective, thorough and eager to find you the perfect candidate that ticks all the boxes of skills, drive and company culture... As a team they ensure no stone is unturned. After the candidate accepts your offer, our work is not done. We stay in touch because we feel a responsibility to make each placement a success. More than two-thirds of our placements are repeat business with clients happy with their past results from CPS. Some have been clients for almost 40 years.


Discreet - Focused - Dedicated - Communicative

Our experienced recruiters spend time getting to know you, what type of work and company culture you like, and what your career goals are moving forward. We use our experience and knowledge of our client companies to find the right match for you. With the broad reach of our contacts and our extensive client list, we have more active jobs than the typical recruiting firm. We work on a nationwide basis with small family owned companies all the way up to large multi-national corporations. You can find the company environment and industry that’s right for you.

Accounting Finance |

When it comes to your company’s finances, there is zero margin for error. With laws, software and the industry as a whole constantly evolving; this is not the sector in which to take a gamble on a new hire.

Chemical Engineering |

As our world’s resources grow scarcer, the next generation of chemical engineers will be charged with finding more efficient and economical ways to utilize the materials and energy at hand. At CPS, we’re dedicated to finding and employing the brightest and most forward-thinking minds in the field.

Employee Benefits/ Actuarial |

Since 1981, CPS has been matching the best available talent with openings in leading employee benefit providers. Employees trust in their providers, and those providers uphold that trust by hiring talented people. That's where we come in.

Electrical/Mechanical Engineering |

These modern-day creators and problem solvers make our world run more efficiently with each success. Since 1976, CPS has matched top talent in multiple fields of engineering with progressive companies in all industries.

Information Technology |

One of the most aggressively changing industries comes with the nuance of finding talent that can keep up the pace. CPS has been staffing IT professionals since 1986, and has seen countless changes in the field. Our IT group is always eager to take on a challenging position and find their technological match.

Laboratory Consumer |

Our consumer division offers technical searches for food, beverage, flavors, ingredients and nutraceuticals. We staff CPG, QSR, supplier, and food service companies. Our capabilities stretch across all areas of food and beverage manufacturing from scientist to executive.

Laboratory Industrial |

While trial and error, patience and precision are inevitable ingredients in new discoveries, the scientist doing the work makes a huge difference. Since we started in 1973, CPS has been staffing laboratories for every kind of material development.

Retirement Services |

The people we’ve placed have helped employees all over the country save for retirement, handle insurance claims, and rest easy knowing that smart, hardworking people are watching out for their best interests. Any search for caring staff members with experience in Retirement Services should begin at CPS.

Sales/ Marketing |

If you have a need for an expert, whether it is in sales, marketing, or management, we have someone who can exceed your expectations. Since 1978, we’ve been recruiting the top sales and marketing talent for industries including petrochemical, food additives and ingredients, adhesives, instrumentation, chemical processing, capital equipment, paints and coatings, packaging, inks, plastics, water treatment, environmental, and more. 

Supply Chain/ Purchasing |

The movement and storage of raw materials to in-process inventory to finished goods takes incredible design, planning, execution and control. Building a competitive infrastructure takes talent. CPS has been supplying that talent for decades.

Advertising (ad+one, our affiliate company)

Strong marketing can make all the difference in a brand's success or failure. Since 1998, ad+one has helped the nation's leading advertising agencies find talent who know how to reach the target audience with the right message.



If you want a career that offers tons of opportunity for success, financial freedom and a fantastic corporate culture, working at CPS may be just what you’re looking for. Recruiting is one of the top five money-making careers, and the only one that doesn’t require an advanced degree. Plus, it’s a great time to get into the industry – the single biggest challenge that hiring managers currently face is finding qualified talent to fill their vacancies. CPS recruits in strong markets that have lots of job openings in top companies nationwide, and we’re looking for hardworking, passionate people to help us fill those openings.


CPS is one of the most respected names in recruiting and our employees understand why. At CPS, you’ll have unlimited opportunity for growth and no cap on how much you can make. Our full training program will prepare you for success, and we even start you off with financial packages while you’re working your way up to full commission. We also provide medical, dental, FSA and a 401k.

The office environment at CPS is pretty awesome too. With all the hard work, we make sure you get to play hard. You can dress casual every day, we feed you breakfast as well as catered lunch on Thursdays, and you can take advantage of perks like contests, parties, trips, bonus programs and more. Since life isn’t all work, we give you two weeks off for winter holidays and a week off for the 4th of July, plus additional time as needed. If you’re ready to work hard for a great future, CPS wants to talk to you.



  • Source and screen applicants
  • Present applicants to clients
  • Communicate with clients, applicants and your team
  • Market to potential clients to obtain job orders and develop business
  • Serve as the account manager for your clients
  • Work proactively to build your business to unlimited potential

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    *A company that cares about you AND your family.
    *Constant training, at all levels, to help you achieve all that you want.
    *No glass ceiling.
    *Freedom to utilize your best talents and traits.
    *Like-minded people with like-minded goals.


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