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Kelly Scientific Resources

Kelly Scientific Resources

November 10, 2009 10:03 ET

Third Annual Salary Survey Reveals High Employee Morale in the West

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 West despite the state of the current economy. This is the first year that Kelly Scientific Resources, a specialty service of Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) (NASDAQ: KELYB), has sponsored the survey with Lab Manager Magazine.

The survey revealed that a majority of respondents in the West are generally pleased with both their current positions and the positive impacts they have on others.

Not only are respondents satisfied with the value of their positions, but they also tend to feel valued within their current organizations. Seventy-nine percent of survey respondents believe they are valued by their management teams. In the meantime, 76 percent of the survey respondents feel that their current positions are secure.

Also, while most respondents wish their organizations provided them with more opportunities to advance to other positions, a majority still think that their career goals are being advanced through their current jobs.

Survey respondents from the West are not only satisfied with their current positions and the value that they provide to organizations and society as a whole, but are also typically earning higher salaries than respondents in other regions. Even though the recession has impacted all regions of the country, science professionals in the West still tend to earn high incomes and remain confident with their current positions and tasks within the science industry.

Harvey Yau, science product manager with Kelly Scientific Resources, thinks that Western respondents are truly passionate about their careers and the science industry in general.

"Employees are generally satisfied and valued within their organizations because they are committed to using their past work experiences and educations in a positive manner," said Yau. "As employees continually focus on the impact their work has on society, they will be satisfied with their positions in spite of the future challenges of the economy."

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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