Published October 10, 2012
When I talk on the show about technology jobs, there are always lots of engineering positions that need to be filled. But as we show you this week, plenty of technology companies like Microsoft need legal, sales, and administrative positions filled. And if you feel you are overqualified for something, think of it as a “meantime” job that will get you through the down economy until things get better.
MICROSOFT - Develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a wide range of products and services related to computing.
*Has more than 500 positions open on the company's website
*Top Jobs: Software Development Engineers, Program Managers, Marketing, Sales, Legal
*Is proactively recruiting students with a strong emphasis on university, technical recruiting and development roles
*Was named a top-three best corporate citizen for 2012 and one of the world’s most ethical companies in 2012 for the second year in a row
*Microsoft raised a record-breaking $100.5 million for nonprofits last year through the annual Giving campaign
PITNEY BOWES - Manufacturer of software and hardware and a provider of services related to documents, packaging, mailing, and shipping.
*Has hundreds of open jobs around the country
*Top Jobs: Logistic Personnel, Technicians, Drivers, Sales Associates
*For full-time employees, the company provides tuition assistance, a 401(k) plan, and an award-winning approach to employee wellness
*Business Ethics Magazine named company on its list of "100 Best Corporate Citizens"
*Employs more than 35,000 worldwide
J.P. MORGAN CHASE - Global financial services firm with investment, research, banking, finance, insurance, and other businesses.
*There are more than 7,000 openings globally (over 6,000 in the U.S.)
*Especially hiring in the Columbus-metro area with over 850 openings. In Columbus—which is a major technology hub—the company employs more than 19,000 people.
*Company has more than doubled in the Columbus metro region since the 2004 merger of Bank One and JPMorgan Chase
*Top Jobs (globally): Technology, Accounting, Banking, Marketing (In OH): Sales & Technology
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. - American 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”