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Who We Are

The Shortest Distance Between Great Talent & Great Solutions

Our Story

The Salem Group is an independent, multi-divisional strategic staffing and workforce management company. Salem, a certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), provides world-class staff augmentation, strategic workforce solutions, web-enabled contingent/regular workforce procurement and management applications to better manage service delivery and talent supply chains.

Salem was founded more than 35 years ago in Chicago. Continuity of proven leadership is critical; the same executive team that founded the company continues to lead the company forward today. Before opening our doors, we conducted an in-depth market survey to determine if another staffing firm was needed in the Chicago area, and if so, what type. The overwhelming consensus was that there was a need for another staffing firm, but one completely different in every way — from design through execution. Thus, The Salem Group was born, fueled by the market’s need for a firm that truly offered strategic, customizable solutions.

From Salem’s origin as a single office in the Chicago Loop, our company has become one of the largest and fastest-growing staffing firms in Chicago and beyond. As an award-winning and highly acclaimed staffing firm, Salem partners with leading national organizations to provide them with superior talent and exceptional strategic managed staffing solutions.

Since inception, Salem has been the name to know for breakthrough staffing solutions and support. The tenure of Salem team members is remarkable, averaging over 12 years. The experience of our staff, the continuity of leadership and strategic vision of our management team, combined with the organization’s mission, values and client relationships, are what sets The Salem Group apart.

Our Companies

We invite current and future candidates and clients to learn more about our specialized staffing companies. Discover the types of positions and/or solutions each division offers, and find out how Salem can meet your employment or workforce staffing needs.

Our Mission Statement

The core beliefs and focus of The Salem Group are clearly evident in our mission statement:

One client at a time, one candidate at a time, The Salem Group connects extraordinary people with extraordinary organizations — for the optimal benefit of both.

Salem is devoted to serving others by building warm, lasting relationships with our clients and our candidates. As we’ve been told, when it comes to staffing, Salem gets “the people thing” right.

Our Core Values

Integrity. Action. Excellence. We approach every client and every candidate, each day, with the uncompromising determination to apply these values to everything we do. We always lead with integrity. We consistently take proactive, decisive action on behalf of our clients and candidates. We pursue excellence without fail. Integrity. Action. Excellence. These are not just words we work by — these are words we live by.

Staffing for a CauseSM

No doubt, our love for connecting extraordinary people with extraordinary organizations is our passion; however, giving back to those most in need, within the communities in which we live and work, is the cause that gives everything we do meaning. Salem E&PSM focuses on causes related to supporting the Earth and its People.

Our Commitment to People

Because The Salem Group recognizes the strengths that diversity brings to the workplace, we are committed to providing equal access and opportunity to all. One of our greatest assets is the ethnic, cultural and social diversity among our employees and clients. At Salem, we are dedicated to increasing the diversity of our team in terms of race, gender, sexual orientation, creed, age, ethnicity and national origin — so we interact with and truly appreciate every person with whom we work.

In a culture that all too often discounts the immeasurable talents and contributions of our seniors, The Salem Group especially values our seniors’ incomparable experience, reliability and professionalism.

Our Commitment to the Planet

Salem acknowledges the importance of a healthy environment to our society, our business partners, our organization and our people. Led by our ongoing commitment to corporate citizenship, we recognize that we have a responsibility to manage our resources in a way that promotes a healthy, sustainable environment. Toward this end, our Green Workplace Initiative was established to help use the planet’s valuable resources responsibly. This initiative encompasses the following objectives: saving energy, minimizing paper consumption, disposing of materials responsibly, recycling, using alternative forms of transportation, and educating and encouraging our employees about the importance of following our environmental program.

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