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Kelly Scientific Resources

Kelly Scientific Resources

November 10, 2009 09:45 ET

Third Annual Salary Survey Reveals High Employee Morale in the Midwest

Sponsored by Lab Manager Magazine and Kelly Scientific Resources

TROY, MI--(Marketwire - November 10, 2009) - According to findings from Lab Manager Magazine's third annual salary survey, employee morale has generally remained high in the Midwest despite the state of the current economy. This is the first year that Kelly Scientific Resources, a specialty service of Kelly Services (NASDAQ: KELYA) (NASDAQ: KELYB), has sponsored the survey with Lab Manager Magazine.

Throughout the Midwest, survey respondents seem to be optimistic about both their current positions and their future careers, despite the uncertain conditions of the region's economy. More than 90 percent of survey respondents are pleased with the type of work that they perform on a day-to-day basis while over 70 percent of respondents feel valued by their management teams.

The survey also revealed that Midwest respondents typically display loyalty towards organizations, many having worked for their current employers on an average of four years. Meanwhile, according to the survey, more than 70 percent of respondents believe their current positions are secure.

The survey also found that a majority of respondents not only think that their organizations provide them with opportunities to advance to higher-paid positions with more responsibility, but that their career goals are being met within their current organizations as well. Each of these two influential positives tends to lead employees to long-term commitments to organizations.

Diane Barker, science product manager with Kelly Scientific Resources, believes that the positive results of the survey show just how determined Midwestern science professionals are to succeed and how dedicated they are to their positions and organizations.

"Despite a rather challenging economy, Midwesterners continue to remain quite upbeat about their current jobs, as well as their futures within the science industry," said Barker. "The resiliency of Midwest professionals will help them not only survive during the challenges of the recession, but thrive as well."

For more information on the salary survey that will be published in the November issue of Lab Manager Magazine, please visit Lab Manager Magazine is a monthly publication written for lab managers which has the distinct editorial mission of providing practical information on business, strategy, leadership, and staffing, as well as the industry and technology news needed to effectively manage today's lab.

About Kelly Scientific Resources

Kelly Scientific Resources is a highly specialized and rapidly expanding specialty service of Kelly Services, Inc., a world leader in human resources solutions. Kelly Scientific Resources leads the world in dedicated scientific and clinical research staffing with its global network of company-owned and operated offices throughout North America, Europe and the Pacific Rim. Since its launch in 1995, Kelly Scientific Resources has provided staffing and placement services to a broad spectrum of industries, including biotechnology, chemical, consumer products, cosmetics, environmental, food sciences, medical/clinical, pharmaceutical, and petrochemical. For more information, visit

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