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Nelson Releases New Resource Detailing California Salaries and Hiring Trends

Posted On01/14/2016

ContributorTracy Fischer

California’s largest independent staffing company provides employers with the local salary data and the tools needed to compete for talent.

Sonoma, California, January 14, 2016 — Nelson, one the largest independent staffing companies in the United States, today announced the publication of its official 2016 Advisor–a resource dedicated to helping California employers understand competitive salary ranges and overcome recruiting and retention obstacles. Uniquely covering only the California marketplace, Nelson’s 2016 Advisor includes salary data for more than 200 positions in 12 markets throughout the state.

“With decreasing unemployment, it’s becoming more important that employers offer salaries and benefits competitive with their peers,” said Tony Bartenetti, COO and President of Nelson Staffing. “Our research shows employers will continue to struggle in 2016 to find people with the right skillsets to fill open positions. We developed the 2016 Advisor to ensure that companies feel empowered to set salaries that attract talent and develop proactive strategies for retaining their most valuable employees.”

Highlights from research compiled in the 2016 Advisor include:

  • 45% of manufacturers cite a lack of qualified workers as the top threat to manufacturing growth for the second consecutive year.
  • When asked what they want in a job, the top answer for tech engineers was “good work/life balance.”
  • The expected percentage growth in employment through 2022 for financial analysts is 16%.
  • 68% of U.S. IT companies rate the hiring climate for technical positions as either challenging or very challenging.
  • LinkedIn profiles containing the keyword phrase “content marketing” grew at a rate of 168% over the past two years.

Companies throughout California have come to rely on Nelson’s annual Advisor, now in its ninth year of publication, for the latest salary data and workforce planning tools. “Each year, we look forward to receiving Nelson’s Advisor because it provides salary data crucial for us to remain competitive for talent,” says Mia Kavantjas of Labcon, North America. “While other organizations provide national salary data, Nelson’s hands-on experience in our local market means the Advisor data is always the most accurate we can find for our area. The specific tips for finding and retaining great employees have also helped us tremendously!”

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About Nelson
Founded in 1970 and recently named #1 Staffing Firm by the San Francisco Business Times, Nelson ranks among the largest independent staffing companies in the United States. Nelson offers a wide variety of workforce support services, including staffing and recruiting, and domestic and international independent contractor compliance, risk mitigation and payrolling. Matching more than 10,000 people with California companies each year, Nelson’s recruiting specialties include: administration, human resources, wine and beverage, manufacturing, technology, engineering, digital media, legal, and accounting and finance.