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Personnel and Labor Relations Specialists


Personnel specialists, also known as human resources professionals, formulate policy and organize and conduct programs relating to all phases of personnel activity. Labor relations specialists serve as mediators between employees and the employer. They represent management during the collective-bargaining process when contracts with employees are negotiated. They also represent the company at grievance hearings, required when a worker feels management has not fulfilled its end of an employment contract. There are approximately 491,090 human resources specialists and labor relations specialists employed in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits




Career Ladder
Director of Personnel

Human Resource Manager

Human Resource Specialist

Human Resource Assistant