Chicago. The city in which I was raised, where I began my career as a recruiter, and where, today, I continue to live and work.  The architecture, the neighborhoods, the beautiful lakefront – this city is one of a kind, and I love calling it home.  The real secret to Chicago, though, the real magic of this place, is its people.  Since founding The Chicago Hire Company in 1999, I have had the privilege of working with countless incredible individuals – people who have
taught me so much about the value of great professional relationships. I, along with my incredible team, have made it our business to pair employers with their ideal candidates, and, time and time again, it proves to be an absolute pleasure.  I love what I do, and I love where I do it.  The Chicago Hire Company looks forward to serving the city of Chicago for years to come.
a letter from
JESSICA

Chicago. The city in which I was raised, where I began my career as a recruiter, and where, today, I continue to live and work.  The architecture, the neighborhoods, the beautiful lakefront – this city is one of a kind, and I love calling it home.  The real secret to Chicago, though, the real magic of this place, is its people.  Since founding The Chicago Hire Company in 1999, I have had the privilege of working with countless incredible individuals - people who have taught me so much about the value of great professional relationships.

I, along with my incredible team, have made it our business to pair employers with their ideal candidates, and, time and time again, it proves to be an absolute pleasure.  I love what I do, and I love where I do it.  The Chicago Hire Company looks forward to serving the city of Chicago for years to come.

OUR TEAM

With more than 50 years of combined staffing experience in a variety of industries, our team has the placement expertise to ensure the right fit.

Jessica Klayman Kraft

founder/president

Jessica started The Chicago Hire Company in 1999 at the age of 26. After several years in the recruiting field she was motivated to become a small business owner. An Illinios native and graduate from the University of Illinois, Jessica has a large network which connects her to the best openings and the best candidates in the city.

Entrepreneur
Candy-a-holic
Jet Setter

Kim McAdams

Managing Director

Kim joined Jessica in 1999 and has assisted in growing The Chicago Hire Company into Chicago’s go-to boutique staffing agency. She graduated from The University of Iowa and brings more than 15 years of recruitment experience to CHC. She has been a Certified Personnel Consultant since 2001.

Hockey Mom
Social Butterfly
Iowa Hawkeye

Lisa Chew

Senior Recruiter

Lisa, a senior recruiter with more than 10 years of recruiting experience, was drawn to the search industry by her interest in helping people achieve a better work-life experience. For the past 12 years at Chicago Hire, she has successfully used her matchmaking skills to achieve the perfect fit between her candidates and clients.

Job Matchmaker
Shoe-a-holic
Class Clown

Molly Beeken

Director of Recruiting & Operations

Molly graduated from Indiana University and made her way to the west coast shortly after graduation. She started her staffing career in 2008 in San Francisco, but missed her Midwestern roots and came back to Chicago in 2010. Since then, she has been partnering with top companies to identify talent across a variety of industries. Molly loves working with her candidates to help them find their dream jobs which is evident in her direct, honest, and personal approach to recruiting.

Pizza Lover
rec sports MVP
efficiency expert

Olivia Krakowski

Recruiter

A Chicago native, Southeast Missouri State graduate, and former resident of Scottsdale, AZ, Olivia is thrilled to be back in Chicago helping it’s great professionals. During her time out of state, Olivia worked in HR at a staffing agency where she was captivated by the recruiting industry. Now, she is using her people-skills and passion for helping others to connect job seekers with their ideal employers. Olivia knows that searching for a job can be a scary process, but partnering with a recruiter who cares makes it so much easier!

FITNESS FIEND
MANI-PEDI SUPERFAN
COFFEE afficionado

Sydney Sand

Recruiter

After growing up in Elgin, IL, and graduating from Augustana College, Sydney finally made the move to Chicago, where she discovered her passion for recruiting. Her background spans the logistics, human resources, and real estate industries, so she understands firsthand what it's like to navigate the ups and downs of a career search. She is eager to use her personal experience and love for helping others to support job seekers through their journey to finding their perfect fit!

PROUD foodie
ANIMAL LOVER
ALL-STAR ATHLETE

Jennifer Browe

Recruiter

Jen approaches each partnership with patience, understanding, and a curious mind: all qualities she attributes to being a mother of four! Jen has successfully guided candidates through uncertainty and skepticism to positions where they continue to thrive 10 years later. Outside the office, Jen cannot sit still. She enjoys running, yoga, and tennis and will try any new workout you throw her way. Jen received her first job out of college with the help of a recruiter and is happy to come full circle and help others in their search.

Super Mom
Tennis Ace
Indiana Hoosier

Dana Paulo

Recruiter

Before recruiting, Dana worked in casting - anywhere from models, actors, & real people for TV shows to advertising and film. Before the pandemic, she could often be found organizing street casting calls to find the right person for respective clients. She built thick skin and garnered a sense of fearlessness from those days. As well as a love for challenges, meeting strangers, and digging deep to find outstanding candidates. She strives to bring out the best in her clients and candidates, which she brings with her while recruiting for The Chicago Hire Company!

pilates lover
matcha addict
puzzle devotee

Kaira Sykes

Content Coordinator

Kaira knows that recruiting is more than finding someone to fill a role. It’s about creating connections and helping someone else achieve a dream or a goal. Her writing and editing background have allowed to her capture the human experience and kismet connections through creative content, which she uses to help the Chicago Hire team make perfect partnerships. Kaira loves Chicago and the beautiful architecture that make this city one-of-a-kind. A fellow foodie and bookworm, Kaira can also offer great reads and restaurant recs!

YOGA ENTHUSIAST
Plant Mom
R&B AFICIANADO

Tim Gillman

Office coordinator

Tim first joined the Chicago Hire Team as an all-star temp candidate in 2019. Now, you can find him supporting the CHC team as our Office Coordinator. Tim uses his expansive skillset and firsthand temp experience to ensure our day-to-day operations are always running smoothly. In his time away from the office, Tim fuels his enthusiasm for the great outdoors by riding his bike around Chicago, attending concerts, or unplugging entirely on a camping or hiking trip.

TRIVIA geek
OUTDOOR ENTHUSIAST
AVID EXPLORER