About Us

Laura Schmieder is President of Premier Placement, Inc., which specializes in the placement of Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Production Management, Engineering, HR, IT, Finance, Sales, and Marketing candidates throughout the United States with additional global opportunities.


Laura is a cum laude graduate of Villanova University in the Honors program and has more than twenty-five years experience as a technical recruiter.

Premier Placement, Inc. has been a member of the Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce since 1987 (where Laura Schmieder served as President of the Executive Women’s Council), a member of SHRM as well as a member of IPA (Inter-City Personnel Association) for over eleven years.

Premier Placement, Inc. is a member of NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network, your connection to premier independent recruiting firms on 6 continents. As a member of NPA, Premier Placement, Inc. is part of a global cooperative of independent executive recruiting consultants. The NPA network allows members to work with their clients to place the right candidate anywhere in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas, as well as network of independent placement services located throughout the United States. We share job orders and candidates to better serve our clients. By working with Premier Placement, Inc. you will be connected globally or locally to find the best candidate or career opportunity for your specific needs, no need to work with multiple agencies to get maximum coverage.

Premier Placement, Inc. provides the following services:

  • Search and recruitment of qualified personnel to meet client specifications.
  • Screening of all candidates; additionally, by specific request, we will perform thorough reference checks regarding candidate’s previous employment and education (within legal limitations).
  • Complete follow-through with the client company and the candidate at each stage in the hiring process.
  • Referral relationship with similar placement services throughout the United States who are members of Inter-City Personnel Association.

Premier Placement, Inc., believes in and practices the policies set forth in the Equal Employment Opportunity Act. Qualified candidates will be referred without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, age, sex or disability.

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