On a recent Fox and Friends we kicked off with a company I have personally visited in Arizona: Massage Envy. It proves to me the notion that there is nothing better in business than a great idea. That’s what it takes.
Of course, there is planning, execution, and dedication -- don’t kid yourself! But, I believe any of you out there with a dream or a business idea that you think could be your future should never give up.
Ok, I sound like a motivational speaker…..here are this week’s companies.
MASSAGE ENVY - Provides professional and affordable therapeutic massage and spa services
- Has an estimated 6,000 job opportunities across the country in part thanks to 100 scheduled openings
- Top Jobs; Massage Therapists, Estheticians, Clinic Managers, Front Desk Staff
- Was named a Fastest Growing Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine and a Military Friendly Franchise
- Has nearly 900 locations in 47 states and is the largest employer of licensed/registered therapists
- Find more information at MassageEnvyCareers.com
WORKING SOLUTIONS - Virtual contact center utilizing an entire network of work-at-home agents
- Expects to add at least 1,500 to 1,800 agents this year
- Top Jobs: Customer Service, Technical Support, Sales, and Specialized Skills such as Corporate Travel Bookings and Bilingual Services
- Agents can expect to average anywhere from $8.00 to $18.00/hour or more,
- All agents are independent contractors, and therefore, do not receive traditional employee benefits, however they do work from own home offices & schedule their own hours
- More than 98% of their agents are located in the U.S.
- Find more information at www.workingsolutions.com
PETCO - Leading pet specialty retailer that provides the products, services and advice that make it easier for our customers to be great pet parents.
- Currently have more than 2,000 open positions across the country. They typically hire upwards of 10,000 associates each year
- Top Jobs: Sales Associates, Aquatic Specialists, Dog Trainers, Pet Stylists, Grooming Assistants, Management Positions, Distribution Centers Jobs, marketing, merchandising, IT, finance/accounting
- All full-time hourly/salaried associate are eligible for medical benefits/insurance. Also offers store discounts and discounted rates on cell phone plans, insurance. Corporate positions allow pets at work
- Also owns Unleashed by Petco (a smaller format neighborhood shop) and the Petco Foundation (which helps adopt pets)
- Find more information at www.mypetcocareer.com
POWER HOME TECHNOLOGIES - Premier provider of home security systems and
home automation and control solutions.
- Has 500 openings
- Top jobs: Sales($80k-$100k), Sales Managers($85k-$120k), Installation Technicians($60k-$75k), Customer Service Reps ($30k)
- Looking to hire in New Mexico, Oklahoma. Iowa, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington, Illinois, Missouri
- Named an INC 500/5000 List of Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies
- Find more information at www.pht.com/home-security-careers.php
UNITED RENTALS - World’s largest equipment-rental provider.
- Has 640 openings across the company which they’re looking to fill now.
- Top Jobs: Service Technicians, CDL Drivers, Inside/Outside Sales Representatives, and Field Management Positions.
- Was named a 2013 Most Valuable Employers for Military and a GI Jobs Top 100 Military Friendly Employers. Has a “military skills translator” on its site for veterans.
- Find more information at www.unitedrentals.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.