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Handler & Associates Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

Firm acquires to demonstrate and deepen its 15-year commitment to assist Atlanta’s unemployed.                                                                                    

ATLANTA, Ga., March 7, 2017 – Handler & Associates, Atlanta’s longest-standing search firm, is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year. When Bill Handler founded a search firm in Atlanta in 1977, as with any business, there was no guarantee the firm would survive. Some 10 recessions later, the company is thriving.  

Under the second-generation leadership of Managing Partner Eric Handler, the company is delivering more value than ever to its clients and the community. Trusted with nearly 3,000 executive searches over its 40 years, Handler specializes geographically in Atlanta and the Southeast and utilizes its proprietary Top Talent Career Predictor® to quickly identify the best-fit leaders across all functions and industries. Differentiated by offering the only performance guarantee of its kind, Handler & Associates has remained one of the top search firms in the Southeast.

To celebrate and give back to the community that has supported it for four decades, Handler & Associates announces the acquisition of, a 20-year-old 501(c)3.


JobSeekers has assisted an estimated 30,000 since its inception in the early 1990s. For the past 15 years, Eric has volunteered every Friday morning at the weekly JobSeekers networking group that meets in the Perimeter area.

“JobSeekers is a ministry that supports people at a critical time in their lives with encouragement and motivation,” Handler said. “It’s an ideal place to express my passion for helping people with their careers, and it’s a natural fit for Handler & Associates.”

In addition to acquiring the nonprofit, Handler & Associates has made a substantial donation to fund its ongoing operations; and going forward will donate a portion of search proceeds on an annual basis.

To further celebrate its 40th birthday, Handler & Associates will host a complimentary jobseeker event Sept. 15 at ROAM Galleria.

About Handler & Associates

Handler & Associates is the longest-standing retained executive search firm in Atlanta, trusted with nearly 3,000 searches over 40 years. The firm specializes geographically in Atlanta and the Southeast, and utilizes speed, an unparalleled performance guarantee and its proprietary Top Talent Career Predictor® to find great leaders for great companies. The Handler Team is passionate about living its values – Accountability, Enthusiasm, Excellence and Partnership. Learn more at

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