LaSalle Network Report: What the Class of 2020 Wants

National Staffing, Recruiting, and Culture Firm Publishes Report Detailing Two Data Sets Comparing 2020 Graduates’ Employment Expectations Pre, Post-COVID-19 Outbreak  

CHICAGO – LaSalle Network, a national staffing, recruiting and culture firm, surveyed 2020 graduates in February 2020 and again in April 2020 to compare employment expectations pre and post-COVID 19 outbreak.

As 2020 graduates enter a recession-stricken jobs market with more than 26 million people filing unemployment within the last three weeks, expectations must be shifted.

Below is a preview of the survey findings:

When surveyed in February 2020, 75 percept of survey respondents were not open to a temporary role, and when surveyed in April 2020, 89 percent of survey respondents stated they were open to temporary employment.

In terms of targeted industries, marketing/advertising was the top industry listed from February survey respondents, and results from April’s survey showed that 93 percent of respondents are open to broadening their job search beyond their original list of target industries and roles.

72 percent of respondents in February stated their desired compensation was $41-70K, and in April, 92 percent of respondents stated they are willing to adjust their compensation expectations and potentially accept a role that is at a lower starting salary than desired.

For the full report and survey findings, download “What the Class of 2020 Wants,” here.

For more information on LaSalle Network, please visit or contact Heather Youkhana at 312-496-6562 or


About LaSalle Network
LaSalle Network is a national staffing, recruiting and culture firm with business units that specialize in accounting and finance, administrative, call center, healthcare revenue cycle, human resources, management resources, marketing, sales, supply chain, technology and executive search. Since inception in 1998, LaSalle has worked with thousands of clients and placed more than 70,000 candidates in temporary, temporary-to-permanent and permanent positions. LaSalle Network has been listed on Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 “Fastest-Growing Privately Held Companies in America” list for 12 years, Inc. Magazine’s 2016 and 2018 “50 Best Workplaces,” Forbes’ 2018 and 2019 “America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms” list, Fortune’s “Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For” and “Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services” in 2018 and 2019, and Crain’s Chicago Business’ “Best Places to Work” list for 6 years. The firm has offices in downtown Chicago, Nashville, Oak Brook and Schaumburg. For more information, please call 312-419-1700 or visit

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