Published October 04, 2012
Today we talked jobless numbers, and jobless claims still coming in the mid-300k range, which means there is so much more work to do to get America back to work. Here’s my part -- jobs in trucking, on the web, in homecare and more!
LIVINGSOCIAL - an online business that offers daily deals and discounts.
*Has 187 openings in the U.S.
*Top Jobs: Sales, R&D/Product, IT, Design, Accounting
*Employees have a flexible (unlimited) time off plan and free medical coverage with an HAS plan
*Just opened a new facility in Tucson, AZ, in late July. Currently has 150 full-time positions but looking to hire more by end of year in customer service.
SWIFT TRANSPORTATION - Truckload shipping carrier, the largest in the United States with over 16,000 trucks.
*Looking to hire 5,000 drivers by the end of the year.
*Top Job: Drivers. On the Corporate side: Operations, Recruiting, Academy, Sales
*Has a full scholarship to help vets and partial scholarship for Reserves and Nat’l Guard to obtain Commercial Driver License in their driving academy
*Has hired over 100 veterans since it joined the “Joining Forces” program in May 2012.
*Swift has not laid off a single driver during this economic slowdown.
HOME HELPERS - In-home care services for seniors & other family members.
*Plans to hire about 1,800 between now and end of the year
*Top Jobs: Caregivers, Certified Nursing Assistants, LPNs, Registered Nurses, Marketing Staff, Franchise Owner
*Note: to be a caregiver you DON’T need to have a medical background. Home Helpers will give training to do non-medical caregiving.
*Salaries range between $9.00/hour to $50,000/year for licensed positions.
*Ranked the #1 Senior Care Franchise and “Best of the Best” by Entrepreneur magazine
EMC CORP. - Multinational corporation that sells data storage products and services used to build web-based computing systems.
*EMC is actively hiring talent and has “hundreds” of job openings across the company
*Top Jobs: Data Scientists, Sales, Engineering, Professional Services
*EMC anticipates ending 2012 with more employees worldwide than it began the year with.
*Has seen expansion in its Utah and Chicago branches, along with Silicon Valley and in the Northeast.
*Is one of the ten most valuable technology hardware companies
*Named as Fortune magazine’s “Most Admired Companies” in its industry category and Experience.com’s “Best Places to Work list for recent grads”
MOOYAH - Fast-casual restaurant chain based in Dallas.
*Plans to hire 200+ people this year, 650+ next year. With 41 new restaurants in development, can add 800+ people
*Top Jobs: Franchise Business Consultants, General Managers, Assistant General Managers, and Marketing
*Looking to hire in AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, FL, KS, LA, MO, MD, ND, SD, TX, UT, VA, Washington DC but hottest growth markets are in TX & AR
*Ranked #1 in Fast Casual’s “2009 Top 100 Movers and Shakers”