Why Salem?

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We hope you enjoy a successful and rewarding career working with Salem. As a member of The Salem Group, you are part of one of the most respected and fastest-growing Chicago-based staffing organizations. We’re here to work on your behalf, matching you with organizations that value your skills and contributions as much as we do. You deserve to work with caring, knowledgeable professionals who invest their time in you; in other words, you deserve the best!

Still not sure we’re the best? The Salem Group is a perennial recipient of the Inavero Best of Staffing Talent Award. This accolade is awarded to only the top 2% of staffing agencies in the United States and Canada. According to Inavero, Best of Staffing winners truly stand out for exceeding expectations, and the award recipients represent the staffing industry’s elite leaders in service quality. Plus, Salem is a multi-year winner of the Best Places to Work in Illinois award, which recognizes Illinois’s best employers.

It’s All About People

Some staffing organizations make you feel like you’re a number. At Salem, we treat you like the valuable person you are. Our warm, experienced career staffing professionals greet you by name, sit down with you over a hot cup of coffee, and learn about you — your background, your career objectives, and the type of positions that interest you.

Work When, Where and How You Choose

We listen to what you say, and we provide you with jobs that match your skills, desires and lifestyle. Whether you’re interested in long-term assignments, short-term positions that allow you to earn some extra income or direct-hire placement opportunities, we focus on finding the right position for you.

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The Benefits of Working with Salem

We value your contribution. In fact, our success is largely due to the high caliber of our assignment professionals, and we pay our assignment professionals accordingly. We provide high-end compensation in return for your utmost professionalism, reliability and performance. Because we undertake frequent performance reviews, you have the opportunity to increase your earning level faster than at other organizations.

In addition to your regular earnings, The Salem Group is proud to offer a benefits package that is second to none. We created our industry-leading benefits plan for our most valued resource — our employees. Our benefits include:

  • Credit Union
  • Salem $entsSM Referral Program
  • Payroll Options
  • The Early Bird Bonus (for accepting same-day assignments)
  • Health Insurance Plans
  • Skill Enhancement Program (free software application training)

In addition to the benefits offered to new hires, Salem has created a package of retention program benefits for which long-term employees are eligible:

  • Holiday & Vacation Bonuses
  • Sick Leave *
  • Excellence Bonus
  • 401(k) Plan
  • 4,000 Hour Club (enjoy a trip to Las Vegas or an equivalent gift card)

*Where required by Applicable Law

The Diversity AdvantageSM

One of Salem’s greatest assets is the ethnic, cultural and social diversity among its employees and clients. We are deeply committed to providing equal opportunity and access to all. By continually striving to enhance and leverage our diversity, Salem has grown stronger. Our commitment to increasing the diversity of our team — in terms of race, gender, sexual orientation, creed, age, ethnicity and national origin — is more than just socially responsible; it is a key strength that helps us interact with and truly appreciate every individual with whom we work. It’s clear: The diversity of our team is what makes it strong.

The Seniority AdvantageSM

At The Salem Group, seniors are given … seniority! We value the immeasurable talents and contributions of our senior employees, which include incomparable experience, consistent reliability and unparalleled professionalism. What does this mean for you? If you are 55 years of age or older when you join Salem, you are credited with 200 hours toward qualifying for vacation and sick-time pay. So join The Salem Group and put your experience to work where it is most appreciated!

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Salem Works for Me

“With automation systems taking over, (1) it is refreshing that Salem continues to remain personable, and (2) it is always a delight to call in and receive an enthusiastic representative on the phone.”
Salem Field Employee, Banking Specialist
“I have been with The Salem Group since 2013 and this group has been beyond wonderful in placing me with assignments. The customer service level is superb, and anything I need or have questions about, the people at Salem do not hesitate to help. I always recommend this agency to my friends and family.”
Salem Field Employee