Partner & Owner

Maria Hemminger

With a background in retail and degree in hand, I started my career in the staffing industry in 1997. I joined a regional recruitment firm, was promoted to the VP of the Technical Division and hired Joanna Spaun in 2001. In 2005, Joanna and I started MJ Recruiters in the basement of my house with the goal of being active moms available to our kids. Today, 18 years later, we have placed more than 950 manufacturing professionals and have long term employees Lisa Reinbolt and Clare Brickner on our team.

As one of the partners and owners of MJ Recruiters, I:

  • Qualify new client prospects
  • Foster long term relationships with our clients
  • Complete client intakes on new positions
  • Serve as the point of contact for the companies within which we place technical and professional talent
  • Commit to “RAISING THE BAR” on a daily basis

I am passionate about building long term relationships with YOU!

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What others are saying

“With MJ Recruiters, I always know I am getting top-notch candidates. They are well-vetted, technically suited for our roles, and fully briefed on our company and the positions we’re filling. Thanks to your meticulous upfront work on salary expectations, we never hit any surprises when it is time to make an offer.

We are super excited to keep our partnership with MJ Recruiters strong for those tough-to-fill spots. We are thrilled to call you our “go-to” recruitment partner.”

Kendra | VP of HR

“MJ Recruiters were exceptional partners for our foreman search. Not only did they identify highly qualified candidates in alignment with our culture and skill requirements, but MJ Recruiters also provided consistent follow-up and follow-through from start to finish. Any one of the candidates referred to us would have been successful in the role, and it was a pleasure to be able to choose from a slate of winners. We are very grateful for the opportunity to work with MJ recruiters and benefit from their highly developed, highly effective process.”

Beverly | Human Resources

“MJ Recruiters is a first-class organization that works as a team to fill our openings…I have worked with a number of recruiters in my distant past, and MJ Recruiters surpasses them all. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great fit for your team.”

Dave | President and COO

“I want to thank you Maria for the sense of urgency that your team showed in filling three critical to fill positions with our company. You were able to obtain top local talent for a Quality Manager, Financial Controller and Product Development Engineer. You didn’t just fill the positions quickly; from start to finish you had all three positions filled in less than 82 calendar days.”

Cindy | HR Manager

“I have partnered with Maria at MJR at multiple employers for multiple searches and I am always confident in their ability to consult us on the current market. With MJR as our recruitment partner, we were able to work as a team to adjust the requirements and fill the position in a timely manner.”

Heather | Sr. Manager Human Resources

“Maria, while it’s not my inclination to thank someone for doing what I paid them to do, I must admit that I was very impressed with your attention to detail in preparing and performing our search. Because of this, I was very confident in your ability to present candidates that would meet my expectations.”

Tom | President

“When our firm searched for talented, skilled candidates, who’s personality fit our culture we turned to Maria and MJ Recruiters.”

Mark | Senior Executive

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of positions are filled by MJ Recruiters, beating the industry average of 18-25%
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How I Spend My Time

“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.”
Peter Marshall