Peter James Inc.

Your direct hire recruitment solution resource.

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Melissa Peterson,
Recruiter Expert & CEO

Direct Hire

We specialize in professional Direct Hire Career placements for a select, but diverse group of companies throughout the Midwest and Southeastern U.S.

We have proven success in locating key talent areas of Engineering, Sales, Management, Operations, Chain Supply/Logistics, Purchasing, Accounting/Finance & Human Resources, Customer Service and Executive Administrative Professionals.

Each unique search is based on our partner company’s departmental needs and corporate culture.

We are dedicated to sourcing diligently, with loyalty to our clients and committed to thorough follow-up with candidates. Our commitment is to offer a personalized service to both parties through the interview process with honesty and integrity.

Recruiting Solutions

If you are looking at making a career change, or you are a hiring manager looking for the ideal candidate for your team; we have the resources to assist, and look forward to being a value added partner to our clients and candidates through the on-boarding process.

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Numbers Speak

Below are just a couple of our statistics that speak  volumes about our company and what we can do to help  you with your recruiting needs.
0 %
of the candidates placed in our Direct hire roles, have been retained by our clients for 3-8 years.
0 %
of the candidates placed have been referrals.
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Professional Placement

PJI has 20+ years in the recruitment industry. Our searches are tailored towards your organization’s needs.

What Clients Have
to Say About PJI

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"It has been a pleasure to work with Melissa for the past five years, as she has assisted me and Cooper Standard Automotive with our recruiting needs. She embraces any new search with persistence and diligence. She does a phenomenal job keeping candidates engaged and clients informed on the status of her search. Once a candidate of hers is selected for hire, she follows through with every step of the on-boarding process and makes it a point to follow up post hire to ensure that both parties are mutually satisfied. I find Melissa to be personable and easy to work with. She is very ambitious, efficient, and professional. I give her my highest recommendation, without reservation."
Kelly Kerrigan
HR Director
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"Melissa has a great ability for finding the right candidates for many unique positions. Most of the employees I have hired, and who were successful long term employees were introduced to me by Melissa."
Drake Stalions
Senior Product Marketing Manager
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"I am pleased to recommend Melissa to any organization looking for help in Recruiting. Melissa is a proven and dedicated business partner. I am very appreciative of her attention to detail and focus on searches we have worked on together. As an experienced professional, Melissa is always able to quickly present candidates that surpassed our expectations, even for our technical and specialty positions. Melissa is personable and would be a wonderful resource."
Tina Mors
Sr. Human Resources Manager
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Melissa Peterson
PO Box 5284
High Point, NC 27262
(248) 346-5999