Job Spotlight: Employment Specialist

Do you have a passion for helping people find hope and be able to provide for their families?

As an Employment Specialist with Express Employment Professionals, you can do just that.

If you’re looking for a company culture that fits your passion to help people, then Express may be the right company for you.

The Employment Specialist is a critical player in an Express office with the primary emphasis on finding people jobs with great local employers. Employment Specialists specialize in building and maintaining relationships with job seekers as they work to place them in jobs on a daily basis in the areas of Office Services, Light Industrial, Skilled Trades, and Professional.

Required Education: Employment Specialists may be required to have a bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, psychology, or a similar field. You can also be more marketable to employers by becoming certified through programs like the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

Pay: Pay varies depending on multiple factors (e.g. experience, geographic area, etc.). Additionally, because Express offices are individually owned, specific pay structures may vary from location to location.

What Do Employment Specialists Do?

Employment Specialists deal with a variety of responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Matching job openings to job candidates
  • Monitor job retention and time-to-fill rates
  • Work with employers to understand their needs
  • Work with candidates to understand their skill sets
  • Administer skills tests to candidates
  • Conduct mock interviews
  • Revise resumes to help the candidate find a job
  • Recommend training to job candidates


What Do Companies Look for in an Employment Specialist?

  • Organization
  • Resume writing and interviewing experience
  • Strong communication and coaching abilities
  • Collaboration skills
  • Familiarity with using social media, primarily Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn
  • Strong problem solver


Examples of similar positions:

Recruitment specialists, human resources generalists

If you need help finding a similar position, we can help.

Headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, Express Employment Professionals is a leading staffing provider in the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. If you have any questions about Employment Specialist jobs in your area or about your job search in general, contact your local Express office, download the ExpressJobs app from your mobile store, or fill out our online contact form.

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