CHICAGO: Paladin, a Chicago-based company that helps marketing freelancers find contract work, moved into its ninth location this week with a new branch in Atlanta.
CHICAGO: Paladin, a Chicago-based company that helps marketing
freelancers find contract work, moved into its ninth location this week
with a new branch in Atlanta.
The Georgia launch comes on the heels of a Dallas opening in late July.
Paladin, which specializes in matching PR, communications, advertising
and creative professionals with corporations and agencies for contract
and project-based positions, also has offices in Chicago, New York, Los
Angeles, San Francisco, Milwaukee, Orange County, CA, and Parsippany,
Paladin was founded in 1990 during what executive VP Jean Ban described
as a ’buyer’s employment market.’ Now, more professionals work
independently by choice than out of necessity. ’People want more control
of their careers,’ said Ban, adding that employer perception of
well-credentialed independents has improved. ’There’s been a lot of
positive changes in their mindset over the last 10 years.’
Of the 10,000 independents in Paladin’s national database, about 10%
identify themselves as PR pros and another 20% are writers who work
across disciplines, Ban said. The company serves as employer of record
for associates on assignment and provides access to some employment
Although Paladin has no immediate plans to open additional offices, Ban
said the company is ’very expansion-minded.’ Patty Elles will serve as
managing director of the Dallas office, while Byron Galway will hold the
same position in Atlanta.