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Where the Jobs Are This Week

I am always looking for jobs, and we found an incredible mix of industries this week.   The list below illustrates there ARE jobs in surprising places!

Happy Hunting.


USAA - provides insurance, banking, investment and retirement products and services to 9.4 million members of the U.S. military and their families.

  • Will add 3,500 jobs over the next 3 years  - including 1,000 each in San Antonio and Phoenix
  • Of these hires, at least one of every four new hires be either a military veteran or spouse.
  • Top Jobs: Underwriters, member contact representatives in claims, investments and banking, statistical and financial analysts, Information Security Specialists
  • This is the 1st company to earn the number 1 spot for military and spouses in G.I Jobs and Military Spouse Magazine, and it is currently #1
  • Also a member of Fortune’s list of ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ four years straight, all four years in the top 50
  • Find more information at

HUNTINGTON INGALLS INDUSTRIES - designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market services for military ships

  • Plans to hire several thousand employees over the next few years, particularly for their shipyards in Newport News, VA and Pascagoula, MS
  • Top Jobs: Engineers, Engineering Techs, IT, Planners, Craftsman, Electricians, Machinists, Welders 
  • Production positions start at $15.00 up to $24.00 per hour dependent on training/certifications
  • HII is building our nation’s newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, Gerald R. Ford. Also doing work with USS Theodore Roosevelt, USS Abraham Lincoln, USS Enterprise & John F. Kennedy
  • Find more information at

CIRRUS AIRCRAFT – small airplane manufacturer, currently makes the best-selling five-seat, single engine airplane in the world (which comes with a parachute!)

  • Is hiring about 105 this year
  • Top jobs: engineers, designer/drafters, manufacturing positions  
  • Benefits include the Cirrus Flying Club where employees earn their private pilot’s license while flying a model SR22 and generous discounts with company vendors.
  • Hiring primarily in Duluth and Grand Forks, ND.  We also have regional positions within the U.S. and abroad.
  • Find more information at

A BUYER’S CHOICE HOME INSPECTION (ABCHI) - a professional home inspection service.

  • Plans to establish up to 1,000 jobs in the next 3-5 years. By the end of this year alone, the company anticipates creating 90 new jobs.
  • Top Jobs: Customer Service Reps, Home Inspectors, Franchise Owners
  • Salaries are based on how many homes inspected, but can make anything from $75,000 to $125,000 or more!
  • Noted as a Military Friendly Franchise for its effort to promote veteran business ownership
  • Find more information at Can also call (877) 377-8626 for job opportunities

CARING SENIOR SERVICE - an in-home care agency providing non-medical care for seniors who want to age in their own home

  • Currently they have openings in all of their 45 locations across the nation. Plan to open 12-18 new locations in 2013, creating between 480 and 720 more positions
  • Top Jobs: Caregivers (they will assist in training and certification), Agency Directors, Homecare Consultants and Care Managers
  • Position salaries range from minimum wage to $38K per year with added incentive programs
  • Hiring in AZ, AL, CA, CO, IL, MA, MS, NE, NJ, NC, OH, PA, TN, TX & WI
  • Find more information at

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.

Bank Rates

Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
30 Y Fixed Graph 3.92% -- 3.92%  
15 Y Fixed Graph 2.99% up 2.98%  
30 Y Fixed Jumbo Graph 4.31% up 4.24%  
5/1 ARM Graph 3.26% up 3.12%  
5/1 Jumbo ARM Graph 3.84% dw 3.85%  
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$30K Loan Graph 4.47% dw 4.48%  
$50K Loan Graph 4.12% up 4.11%  
$75K Loan Graph 4.12% up 4.11%  
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48 M Used Graph 2.72% dw 2.90%  
60 M New Graph 3.33% up 3.31%  
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1 yr Graph 0.62% -- 0.62%  
5 yr Graph 1.41% up 1.39%