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Free PR Salary Tip of the Week …
March 24, 2008, 4:19 pm
Filed under: Denver Post, First Data, Jobs, Layoffs

First Data has long had a reputation as being a tough place for PR people to work, and it looks like the KKR acquisition hasn’t made it any easier. The Denver Post profiled the company this weekend and noted that additional layoffs are likely, and yet today Andrew Hudson’s Jobs List has a Director of Communications position open there. But typical First Data — they are lowballing the salary at $75-$100K.

Here is our free PR salary tip of the week: you should be able to negotiate $150K+ for a Director of Communications position at a sizable company such as First Data.

With that, the others hiring this week include Pure Brand, Xcel, Western Union, Arrow Electronics, Colorado Ballet, Digital Globe, Jackson Life Insurance, Kaiser Permanente, Regis Jesuit High School, Rose Medical Center, and U.S. Paralympics.

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First Data isn’t just low-balling – they’re using the market as an excuse to employee salaries – they’ve hired Cognizant to staff their security positions. Cognizant is known as India’s third lowest paying outsource agency – and they’re looking to fill $100k jobs with $80k regular salary, after paying folks $55/hour to sign on.

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