Published August 21, 2012
This week’s job opportunities are a true American melting pot. From food to freight to books, we found several different fields that are looking for workers.
EXPRESS EMPLOYMENT PROFESSIONALS – a privately-held staffing firm
*Currently has 19,000 jobs open
*Hiring in the central and northeast U.S. is up
*Top Jobs: Industrial, Administrative, Engineering, Accounting/Finance, Marketing and IT
*Company helped 335,000 people land jobs last year in the U.S., Canada and South Africa.
*Benefits include holiday/vacation pay, medical/dental/vision, a scholarship program and training programs
*Express has more than 585 offices in the U.S., Canada and South Africa and expects company growth to be up 110% in 2012 compared with 2009.
YRC WORLDWIDE - one of the largest transportation service providers in the world
*The company is looking to fill 500 positions coast to coast, across several of its subsidiaries
*Top Jobs: Drivers, Sales Personnel, Dock Workers and Administrative Staff
*Most of the jobs are starting at approximately $50k + plus health-care benefits
*YRC brands include YRC Freight, YRC Reimer, New Penn, Holland and Reddaway.
DICKEY’S BARBECUE - world's largest barbecue chain
*Has 142 open positions available at corporate headquarters in Dallas and plans to open 50 new restaurant locations by end of the year which would add at least 500 positions
*Top Jobs: Operations, Construction/Development, Training, Marketing, HR, General Managers, Cashiers and Franchise owners
*When opening own franchise, Dickey’s offers a Veteran’s Discount Package, low startup costs, a business model and special training programs at their “Barbecue University”
*Offers full benefits for all corporate employees. Also, packages for hourly employees are available.
*Named “Best Franchise Deal” and “Top 5 Growth Chain” by two different industry publications.
UNITEK GLOBAL SERVICES - a provider of engineering, construction management & installation services to companies specializing in telecommunications, broadband cable, safety & transportation.
*Currently has 2,790 openings across the entire company.
*UniTek is the parent company, owns a satellite, cable, wireless & wireline company, and they’re looking hire within their wireless division, Nexlink Global Services
*Top Job: Technicians, Tower Climbers (looking to hire at least 200 in the next 90-120 days in MD, NY, NJ, MA, NC, SC & Southern California)
*The salary range for these positions is $13-$25/hr. Also offering a $500 sign-on bonus + training to those who have no experience. Offers complete benefits package, medical, dental, vision etc.
*Also targeting are military veterans for openings.
TEXTBOOK-CONNECTION - website allowing university students the ability to buy & sell used textbooks.
*For college students as school starts back up
*Looking for 2-3 sales associates per university in the U.S. and since there are more than 10,000 universities that is more than 20,000 jobs!
*Students must be actively enrolled in the university and work is only part-time
*Earnings are commission based, but company estimates earning potential to be between $1,000-$2,000 per semester.
*Company was created by pair of parents with 2 kids in school after they paid tons of money for textbooks at the beginning of the semester, and only got $20-$50 back at the end.