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Survey: Job seekers say staffing firms will bring larger salaries

August 13 2013

More than half of U.S. workers plan to engage with a staffing firm for their job search, and 70 percent of those candidates believe they will get a larger salary and compensation package because they are working with a staffing firm, according to Addison Group’s 2013 U.S. Workforce Survey. 

Addison Group is a Chicago-based professional staffing firm and a portfolio company of Lake Capital, a private equity firm also based in Chicago.

“It is no surprise that candidates expect staffing firms to create value for them during their job search,” said Addison CEO Thomas Moran. “The research shows that the bar is set higher for our team and staffing firms across the country. People expect us to help them achieve their professional and personal financial goals. It is our job to help them meet or even surpass those salary expectations and match those candidates’ expectations with the right career opportunity.”

Findings from the survey include:

  • 70 percent of respondents planning to use a staffing firm expect to get a larger salary and compensation package because of their relationship with the staffing firm
  • 46 percent of those leveraging a staffing firm expect to get a salary increase of 10 percent or higher
  • 22 percent of those same respondents expect a salary and compensation increase of 20 percent or higher
  • 42 percent of people expect no salary increase or may even have to take a pay cut in their next role

Addison Group surveyed more than 1,000 U.S. workers who were employed full-time, as well as unemployed workers interested in obtaining full-time work, in June 2013.


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