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We found something today that surprised us in our search for jobs: a company with an average annual salary of $100,000. The name will surprise you. 

Also this week, jobs for vets, working moms, and accountants.

Happy hunting!

PRUDENTIAL - Provides insurance, investment management, and other financial products and services.

  • Has nearly 800 job openings nationwide.
  • Top Jobs: Actuarial, Finance, Risk Management, Technology Investment Professionals, Compliance
  • Named a top company by ‘Working Mother’ 25 times.
  • Has also been named a top military-friendly employer by GI Jobs and Military Edge.
  • Find more information at

ELECTROLUX - A global leader in household appliances and appliances for professional use, selling more than 50 million products to customers in more than 150 markets every year.

  • Announced an $85 million expansion of its North American headquarters in Charlotte, NC – creating 810 new jobs in the state by 2017.
  • Top Jobs:  research and development, marketing, design, engineering, supply chain, finance, IT and executive management.
  • The average annual salary for the new jobs is pegged at $100,000, and 60% of the positions are expected to be local hires.
  • Company moved its HQ to Charlotte from Augusta, Ga., in 2009. At the time they had expected to add 738 employees in NC by 2015 – reached 805 employees in 2013.
  • Find more information at

QUICKEN LOANS – Nation’s largest online mortgage lender and third-largest retail mortgage lender. Also provides FHA mortgages and VA loans.

  • Currently has more than 200 full-time open positions. Also looking to bring on 1,000 paid interns this summer in Detroit.
  • Top Jobs: Technology, Mortgage Banking, Paid Internships.
  • Hiring majority of positions in Detroit (160) but also hiring in San Diego, Scottsdale, AZ, Cleveland, Charlotte, NC, Denton, TX, and Pittsburgh.
  • Committed to hiring veterans and created the Quicken Loans Veteran Hiring Program which creates career opportunities for veterans, service members, and their families.
  • Was ranked no. 5 on FORTUNE magazine’s annual ‘100 Best Companies to Work  For’ list in 2014.
  • Find more information at

POWER HOME REMODELING GROUP – The nation’s third-largest exterior home remodeling company providing energy-saving and environmentally friendly exterior remodeling solutions to homeowners.

  • Looking to fill approximately 800-1,200 jobs, and hopes to hire approximately 1,000 by the end of 2014.
  • Top Jobs: Sales, Marketing, Operations, and Installations.
  • Entry level employees typically start around $30K, with potential for bonuses up to $50K annually. More seasoned employees in various departments can easily make over six figures.
  • Has locations in CT, DE, GA, IL, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, DC, WI & opening a new location in Detroit in April 2014.
  • Find  more information at

PNC – U.S.-based financial-services corporation providing retail and business banking & specialized services for corporations and government entities.

  • Has nearly 2,000 openings across our market
  • Top Jobs: Customer Service Representatives, Retail Banking, Financial Specialists & Mid-to-Senior Level Managers.
  • Benefits include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage; a company-funded pension plan; a commuter benefits program; and an educational assistance program, among others.
  • 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.

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