Contemporary Personnel Staffing (CPS) was established in 1989 by Laurie Liechty, CPC to provide temporary staffing solutions in Clerical, Administrative, Accounting, Manufacturing, and Technical disciplines. In 1996, Laurie recognized the need for executive-level recruitment services and founded Professionals Incorporated to focus on Accounting/Finance, Engineering, Government Contracting, HR, Information Technology, and Sales/Marketing. Together, CPS and Professionals Incorporated have merged to form CPS Recruitment, the largest independently owned, full-service staffing and recruitment firm in Syracuse and Upstate NY.
CPS Recruitment® qualifies as a small business based on standards set by the Small Business Association (SBA), and are certified through Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as a Woman-Owned Enterprise and also as a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) bringing added benefits to organizations seeking to meet diversity spend requirements.
CPS Recruitment is a recognized leader in providing executive search, recruiting and staffing solutions. Our mission is to be the provider of choice measured by the value we deliver to our clients, our spirit as an organization and our long-term commitment to the communities we serve. To make our vision a reality we consistently live by certain core values – Confidentiality, Trust and Integrity.
CPS Recruitment® was voted Business of the Year by the Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce in both 2005 and 2007 for community involvement and economic contributions to our region. With over 2000 chamber members, we are honored to be chosen twice for this distinction.
President and founder Laurie Liechty was awarded the Ann Michel WISE (Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship) Distinguished Entrepreneur Award in 2012 as a testament to her entrepreneurial spirit and determination. This award is granted on an annual basis and was developed at the Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship at Syracuse University to celebrate women who have demonstrated economic impact and growth.
CPS Recruitment® is dedicated to the health and safety of our employees. We are one of only 13 companies in CNY to be recognized as a Fit Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association, and received Gold level status for implementing various programs and activities to encourage physical fitness and nutrition. We have earned the designation WRC Certified through Workers’ Compensation Risk Certification (WRC), and our certified seal reflects our commitment to the safety and welfare of our client partners and employees. In addition, we were named one of the Best Places to Work in CNY in 2014 and 2015.