Today we found out that many company CEOs say they plan to hire in 2013, more so than last year -- but the tough part is whether or not these forecasts are going to become a reality.
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LOWE’S – U.S.-based chain of retail home improvement and appliance stores & the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world.
*Plans to hire approximately 45,000 seasonal employees and 9,000 permanent part-time employees
*Top Jobs: SEASONAL: customer support, cashiers, lawn and garden specialists, loaders, and stockers PERMANENT: experienced store associates, home improvement experts
*Seasonal employees can expect to work 20-25 hours per week, and will be needed February-September
*Named a Top 100 military friendly employer by G.I. Jobs
*Find more information at www.lowes.com/careers
MEDIFAST – A nutrition and weight-loss company that is a leader in the weight loss management industry.
*Currently has over 70 openings in MD, FL, VA & TX
*Top jobs: VP of Scientific and Clinical Affairs, Customer Service Representatives, Corporate Dietitian, Senior Tax Accountant, IT positions, and Web designer
*Has a new distribution center slated to open in Arbutus, MD in early 2013, which will offer new positions
*In 2012 the company hired over 500 new employee.
*They also launched a new marketing campaign which introduces the personal weight loss journey by showing the former over-weight person talking to their new leaner, healthier selves.
*Medifast has consistently been named a best small company and a fastest-growing company in Maryland and nationally.
*Find out more information at www.medifast1.com
SCHLOTZSKY’S – Restaurant chain that features toasted sandwiches, pizzas, salads and soups.
*Anticipates hiring 1,250 hourly associates and 100 managers this year thanks to the opening of 50 new locations (in FL, OK, MN, NJ, AZ, PA & more!)
*Top Jobs: Hourly Crew Members, Sales, Catering Reps, Kitchen Workers, Managers
*Salaries range from $36k-45k for managers and $7.25-$10 p/h for crew members
*Named in Technomic’s Top 500 Chain Restaurants
*Find out more information at www.schlotzskys.com
BANK OF AMERICA - Multinational banking and financial-services corporation, the second largest bank holding company in the U.S. by assets.
*According to publicist, the number of job openings fluctuates, however there are currently over 2,300 job listings on the BofA career website nationally
*Top Jobs: Sales, Technology, Operations, Customer Service
*Recognized as a top military friendly employer by GI Jobs & Military Edge
*Also has Military Support Affinity Group which creates opportunities for advancement within company
*Find out more information at www.bankofamerica.com/careers
CELLAIRIS – The world’s largest franchised wireless accessory company.
*Anticipates more than 680 jobs for 2013 in their stores and 75-100 jobs to their corporate offices in Alpharetta, GA
*Top Jobs: IN STORES: Store Managers CORPORATE: E-Commerce Management, Customer Support, Franchise Support, Field Representatives & Warehouse Personnel
*Plans to open approximately 170 new locations in 2013, adding to their existing 700 locations
*Positions will range from $10/hour for hourly store employees to 6-figure salaries for corporate management. Corporate employees also receive full benefits
*Named a “Fastest Growing Franchise” by Entrepreneur magazine's
*Find out more information at www.cellairis.com/contact-us and click the contact form under “Employment Opportunities”
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.