About The STARS Group

The (S)taffing, (T)raining, (A)nd, (R)ecruitment (S)ervices Group LLC, established in 1999 as a Sole Proprietorship, is a woman and minority-owned Professional Human Resources Outsourcing and Workforce Development Organization. In 2021, The STARS Group LLC evolved into a Limited Liability Company (LLC) with the goal of establishing physical locations throughout the Chicago, Illinois market, our current headquarters.  In January 2022, The STARS Group LLC became a certified disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE).


We Make YOU Shine In Today’s Job Market


Our Mission

Our mission is, “We Make YOU Shine In Today’s Job Market”.  We accomplish this effort by partnering with our employer clients to determine their Human Resources and Workforce Development needs. At the same tim, we support our job seekers, both youth and adults, with their job preparation and employment assistance needs.

We achieve desired outcomes through customized and targeted services resulting in customer satisfaction. We strive to build on our foundation of success through open, direct, and compassionate communication, ethical business practices, and professional services delivered with urgency.


Our Founder

Jan Cotton is an HR professional with over 20 years’ experience working in higher education, staffing, and facility management industries. She holds a M.S. in HR Management from the University of Maryland Global Campus, and a B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

She has held senior leadership roles in several companies. Currently, she is the Owner and Principal Consultant of The STARS Group, LLC, a HR-solutions consulting organization.

Jan’s areas of expertise include:

  • Recruitment and marketing
  • Training
  • Diversity/Equity/Inclusion
  • Employee relations
  • Coaching
  • HR technology implementations
  • Rewards and recognition programs

Why Choose Us

The STARS Group, LLC is based on the belief that our customers’ needs are the most important priority. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs in a timely manner. As a result of our service delivery strategy, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.

Our flexibility allows for us to provide face-to-face and virtual services that are cost-effective and results oriented. We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver the best service in the industry to you.   

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