Sometimes on television things go a bit wrong, and they certainly did for me on Tuesday (I blame all mistakes on Brian Kilmeade, but that’s another story). I mixed up Hertz and Progressive, which is unfortunate because BOTH companies have amazing jobs to offer and I think both companies would be excellent to work for.
Just to reiterate: Progressive is based in Ohio, and they are looking in several states to fill positions. Hertz is moving its HQ to Estero, Fla., and it has lots of positions, not just in retail. I’ve also mentioned with regards to Hertz that I think it’s a great place for recent college grads to get some managerial training.
PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE - Offers insurance for personal and commercial autos and trucks, motorcycles, boats, recreational vehicles, as well as home insurance.
*Plans to hire 900-plus by end of year
*Top Jobs: IT, Analyst, Legal, Call Center, Claims and Corporate
*Salaries for people working in Call Center is about $13-$15 per hour; for Claims personnel it is between $39k- $45k
*Has flexible work arrangements, including working from home and compressed work weeks
*Looking to hire in NY, NJ, FL, TX, GA, AZ, CO, CA and OH
*Find more information at http://jobs.progressive.com
HERTZ - $10B car and equipment rental and leasing company with 41,000 employees doing business in over 8,700 rental locations in 150 countries.
*Plans to hire 100, particularly in the Florida area due to its corporate HQ relocation to Estero
*Top Jobs: Individual Contributors, Managers, Directors, and Vice Presidents
*Having a Florida job fair on Sept. 25th & 26th from 10am-5pm (8pm on the 25th) at the Hyatt Regency Resort in Bonita Springs, FL
*Was named Best Overall Car Rental Company in Zagat’s 2013/14 survey
*Dedicated to providing opportunities for the men and women in our military
*Find more information at www.hertz.jobs
PARTY CITY – The largest specialty party retailer and premiere Halloween destination in North America.
*Will be hiring up to an additional 20,000 seasonal employees for Halloween
*Top Jobs: Cashiers, Roadside Characters, Costume and Accessory Specialists, and Stock Room Associates
*Opportunities exist for seasonal employees to become permanent and continue working after Halloween
*Find more information at careers.partycity.com.
YELP! – Website and mobile app that connects people with great local businesses.
*There are currently 82 open positions listed and they intend to hire 250 people in their Sales department
*Top Jobs: Engineers, Sales Account Managers and Account Executives, Community Managers
*Benefits package includes 100% covered premiums
*Hiring in the US and in 23 countries including Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Brazil, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia & more
*Find more information at yelp.com/careers
APPDYNAMICS – A leading application performance management solution provider that monitors the internal function of websites and identifies problems.
*Plans to hire 50-plus new employees before the end of the year
*Top Jobs: Software Engineering, Customer Success, Sales, Marketing
*Hiring across the U.S. but particularly in San Francisco and Plano, TX
*Pays 100% of the premiums for employee coverage.
*Forbes Magazine 2013 ranked it the #1 Cloud Company to work for
*Find more information at www.appdynamics.com/careers
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.