Employment coordinators, also called personnel recruiters, find, screen and interview potential employees for their organization, according to O-NET. In 2008, there were 207,900 employment coordinators employed in the United States, and that number is expected to grow to 265,900 by 2018.
Employment coordinators, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), supervise human resource staff, such as employment, recruitment and placement specialists. In addition to supervisory duties, employment coordinators conduct reference and background checks, maintain employee records and hire applicants.
Most employment coordinators have a bachelor's degree, according to O-NET. Many employers want applicants who have majored in human resources or human resource administration, while other employers favor applicants who have a background in business or liberal arts. It is also helpful if you have work experience or skills to work as an employment coordinator.
Efficient time management and decision-making abilities are essential skills to have as an employment coordinator, according to O-NET. Strong communication skills, including reading, writing and speaking competency are also needed skills, as well as the ability to listen effectively to others.
Employment coordinators work in offices, although some may travel extensively to job fairs or professional meetings, according to BLS. Most employment coordinators work a 40-hour week, but some may work more than the typical 40-hour week.
In 2008, the median annual wage for employment coordinators was $45,470. In 2008, employment coordinators in the middle 50 percent earned between $35,020 and $63,110 per year. The lowest paid employment coordinators earned less than $28,030, and the highest paid coordinator earned more than 85,760 per year in 2008.