This week I found companies that are hiring in both the diet and food industries, plus home health care and consumer electronics. The segment was on Fox and Friends Tuesday, September 25th.
MEDIFAST – a nutrition and weight-loss company that is a leader in the industry.
*Plans to hire approximately 150 by the end of the year
*Top jobs: Production; Distribution; Call Center; IT and Medifast Weight Control Centers
*Focusing on Baltimore, DC, Philly, Florida and Texas markets
*Medifast has consistently been named a best small company and a fastest-growing company in Maryland and nationally
*Salaries vary depending on position and include excellent benefits like 401k, medical/dental/vision, free gym membership & free Medifast products
BJ’S RESTAURANTS - owns and operates 123 casual dining restaurants as well as small microbreweries.
*Estimates it will be hiring between 2,400-3,200 people this year as it anticipates opening 16 new restaurants in 2012
*Top Jobs: Managers, Servers, Cooks, Restaurant Support
*New BJ’s locations include Las Vegas, NV; Austin, TX; Century City, CA; College Station, TX.
*Voted “Best Places to Work” by Chair Leader Magazine
*Both full-time and hourly employees are eligible for some benefits
H.H. GREGG – appliance and electronics retailer.
*Just announced it plans to hire 1,000 employees by October to prepare for holiday season
*Top Jobs: Sales Associates (NOTE: These are PERMANENT positions—NOT seasonal!)
*Opening new retail stores in Green Bay, WI, Milwaukee, WI, and Baton Rouge, LA. Opened a new Atlanta store in August and is looking to fill 70 jobs there.
*Has 223 stores throughout the Midwest and Southeast.
RIGHT AT HOME - privately held provider of in-home elder care and assistance.
*Currently has openings for 500+ jobs across the country, 200 for caregivers
*Company is on pace to open 50 new facilities by the end of the year (which could add an additional 2,500 jobs)
*Top Jobs: Nurse ($45-$60k), Caregiver ($8-13/hour), Administrative ($25k+), Marketing/Sales ($30k+), Franchise Owners
*Present in 40 states, looking to grow in Baltimore, Orlando, Little Rock and Tucson. Company also serves Canada, UK, Brazil and is the 1st in-home senior care franchise in China.
MARCO’S PIZZA – pizza-company franchise.
*Expects to hire approximately 1,200-1,300 people (approximately 150 management positions) before the end of the year
*Top Jobs: General Managers, Co-Managers and Assistant Managers ($28k-40k). Also hiring Delivery Drivers and Pizza Makers.
*Today there are 312 stores and by the end of the year there will be 352 stores operating in the US, Bahamas and Panama. Marco’s employs close to 9,000 people.
*It’s anticipated the next wave of stores will open in Illinois, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and California.
*Company was started in 1970’s by an Italian immigrant, was sold but still uses same pizza recipe.
Cheryl Casone joined FOX Business Network (FBN) in September 2007 as an anchor. She also serves as a financial contributor on FOX News Channel (FNC), and provides weekly job reports. Click here for more information on Cheryl Casone.