Published October 23, 2012
Last night’s Presidential debate got into the issue of government bailouts for major American car companies. The political issue of the automakers aside, General Motors (GM) is looking to add more staff as it attempts to bring its IT services within the company. (Right now, they outsource most of it.)
So, whether or not you agree, a job at GM and four other companies may be on your horizon.
GENERAL MOTORS – American multinational automotive corporation headquartered in Detroit, and the world's largest automaker. Makes Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC cars.
*Just announced openings for 2,000 high-tech salaried jobs at Innovation Centers in Austin, TX, and Warren, MI
*Top Jobs: software developers, project managers, database managers and business analysts
*Hiring is part of the plan to shift information technology work back into the company. GM now outsources about 90% of its IT services and wants to flip those figures in the next 3-5 years.
*Currently recruiting on college campuses across the US
*For more info go to: http://jobs.gm.com/
BURLINGTON COAT FACTORY – American national department store retailer for clothes and shoes
*Has over 230 openings, 90 in stores, 55 in corporate officers and 85 in supply chain & distribution centers
*Top Jobs: Buyers, Planners, Regional & Territory Field Management, Store Managers
*Has opened 10 new stores so far this fall including new flagship stores in Union Square (NYC) & in Chicago
*Plans to open up 12 additional stores across the country in the next few weeks and by the end of the year Burlington Coat Factory will have 500 stores.
*For more info go to: http://careers.burlingtoncoatfactory.com/index.asp?user_id=
CHESAPEAKE ENERGY – second-largest producer of natural gas in the United States.
*Currently has over 300 job openings
*Top Jobs: Engineers, Truck Drivers, Operations, Oilfield Services, Accounting/finance
*For 2012, CHK plans to hire at least 500 truck drivers
*Lots of hiring in OK, OH, TX, PA, WV
*HQ is in Oklahoma City, and company has more than 13,000 employees
*Chesapeake is ranked #18 on FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies to Work For" List
*For more info go to: https://www.chk.com/careers
MARCO’S PIZZA – Pizza-company franchise.
*Expects to hire approximately 1,200-1,300 people (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. Companywide 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.
*For more info go to: http://marcos.com/join-our-team
GODDARD SCHOOL – Early childhood development programs for infants, toddlers, preschool learning, Pre-K, Kindergarten, school-age childcare and summer school.
*Planning to open 15 schools, which means 350-400 jobs
*Top Jobs: On-Site Owners, Education Directors, Classroom Teachers, Teacher’s Assistants
*Hiring in TX, FL, NY, CA, Philadelphia, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Seattle, Boston, Milwaukee, Portland (OR)
*GSI currently licenses 380+ franchised schools with more than 45,000 students in 35 states.
*Named the #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine for the eleventh consecutive year
*For more info go to: http://www.goddardschoolfranchise.com/