It’s time to get you HIRED! Each week we look for companies with opportunities for you, and we’ve found a diverse group this week. In fact, the first is Metlife, which is known for diversity in its hiring practices. 

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Happy Hunting!

METLIFE – Leading global provider of life insurance, disability income insurance, car insurance, & more.

*Hires approximately 4,500 employees each year

*Just announced it will bring 2,600 jobs to North Carolina over next 3 years. Will hire 500 in Charlotte by the end of 2013. Average salary for NC jobs is $81k

*Top Jobs: Sales & Management, Consultants, Administrative Personnel, Project Managers

*In addition to NC, is looking to expand presence in Tampa, FL, St. Louis, MO and Latham, NY. 

*Has been named a Fortune’s World Most Admired Companies

*Find more information at  www.MetLife.com/careers. For Charlotte jobs, go to www.jobs.metlife.com/Charlotte  and for Raleigh area jobs go to www.jobs.metlife.com/Raleigh

ALLIEDBARTON SECURITY SERVICES – Provider of highly trained, responsive security personnel.

*Currently has approximately 2,100 jobs posted around the country.

*Top Jobs: Security Officer, Control Room Operator, Mall Security Specialists, Business Development Managers, Officers/Managers w/ Security Clearance, IT, Finance.

*Focusing on increasing Military Recruiting efforts to beat 2012’s hiring, which was over 5,000 veterans & military folks from active duty, the reserves, national guard and Wounded Warrior project.

*Has won more awards than any other physical security company. Noted as a Top Military Friendly company & Top 100 Military Friendly Spouse Employer by GI Jobs.

*Find out more info at: www.jobs.alliedbarton.com

MR. ELECTRIC - Global franchise provider of residential & commercial electrical installation & repair services, based in Waco, TX.

*12 new franchises planned for 2013, with 120 new openings.

*Top Jobs: Electricians and customer service representatives.

*Hiring in: Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Boston, Orlando, Buffalo, Greenville, Houston, Memphis, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis/St. Paul.

*Offers benefits including, medical, dental, life insurance, 401K, etc.

*Provides incentives to open a franchise to military vets and last year added a program for public protectors (former police & law enforcement).

*Find more information at: http://www.mrelectric.com/

MOSQUITO JOE – Provides mosquito control treatment to residential and commercial customers nationwide.

*Planning to open 15 new locations in 2013, creating over 60 new jobs.

*Top Jobs: Manager, Applicator, Technician, Sales, Franchise Owner.

*Planning to expand into Washington, DC, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Texas (primarily Austin, Houston, Dallas and San Antonio), Atlanta, and Baltimore, and should reach 30 locations sold by the end of 2013.

*Works with veterans as well as policemen, firemen and EMTs to open discounted franchise locations.

*Find more information at  www.mosquitojoefranchise.com

HAND & STONE – Massage spa that offers expert massage, facial and waxing services.

*Currently has 2,000 new positions expected to be filled this year.

*Will have 1,500 new jobs in 2013 due to planned openings of at least 50 new spas this year and signing an additional 60+ franchise agreements.

*Top Jobs: Franchisees, Massage Therapists, Estheticians. 

*Corporately, offers vacation, healthcare, 401k, and most important - one free massage or facial each month.

*Hoping to expand in Texas, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland and Connecticut.

*Find more information at www.handandstonefranchise.com/

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.