CCG Offers Minimum Wage of $15/hr and Bonuses

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Effective January 17, 2022, the Certified Collectibles Group (CCG), one of the largest private employers in the Sarasota-Manatee area, is instituting a $15 per hour minimum wage for all entry-level employees, including full-time employees, part-time employees and interns.

CCG’s new hourly minimum wage is more than double the federal minimum wage and 50% higher than the current Florida minimum wage.

CCG is the world’s leading provider of authentication and grading services for collectibles such as coins, paper money, comic books, trading cards, sports cards, stamps and more. Since 1987, CCG has certified nearly 70 million collectibles (over 9 million in 2021 alone) and continues to grow at a rapid pace as a result of the increasing demand for its services amid a boom in collectibles.

CCG now employs more than 500 people at its Sarasota headquarters and over 600 people globally. With many new openings at the start of 2022, CCG is once again offering a sign-on bonus: $1,500 for all new employees who start by June 30, 2022.*

CCG is determined to attract and retain high caliber employees. In the last month, CCG has awarded several million dollars in raises and discretionary bonuses to employees making under $100,000.

"We value the outstanding efforts of our employees and believe that paying them well not only enhances their lives, but also enhances the best-in-class services that we provide to the collecting community," said Steven R. Eichenbaum, CEO of CCG. "We strive to be one of the best places to work in the Sarasota-Manatee area and beyond."

CCG employees enjoy career advancement opportunities; comprehensive benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance; a 401(k) with company match; paid time off; annual discretionary bonuses; and more. CCG also provides extensive on-the-job training, overtime incentives and convenient shift times.

As a large, multi-faceted, global company, CCG offers numerous opportunities for all people of all experience levels and backgrounds, from expert collectibles graders to positions in shipping, receiving, customer service, human resources, marketing and more. This is a chance to join a well-established company in an exciting, fast-growing industry.

Interested in growing with CCG? Learn more about the wide range of available positions at collectiblesgroup.com/careers. To speak directly with someone at CCG, call 800-587-1897 or email Service@CollectiblesGroup.com.

*Subject to terms and conditions. Ask for details.

About Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®)

CCG is the world’s leading provider of expert, impartial and tech-enabled services that add value and liquidity to collectibles. The CCG companies include Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services™ (NCS®), Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®), Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®), Classic Collectible Services® (CCS®), Certified Sports Guaranty® (CSG®), Authenticated Stamp Guaranty® (ASG®) and Collectibles Authentication Guaranty® (CAG®). Since 1987, the CCG companies have certified nearly 70 million coins, banknotes, comic books, trading cards, sports cards, stamps, estate items and related collectibles. Today, CCG serves the world of collectibles online and at its offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and China. To learn more, visit collectiblesgroup.com.

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Big T

My understanding is that many of the really good graders from PCGS have now joined or trying to join NGC. There are a few reasons for this in addition to good pay, and that is that they can live in Florida (no state tax) instead of California (high state tax) and I don’t blame them. So, I am a PCGS member and I prefer their slabs too but I’m debating switching over the NGC I just wish their slabs fit into my PCGS boxes and that the slabs were clear instead of white plastic – also they seem to scratch… Read more »