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This week is the biggest hospitality conference in the country, sponsored by NYU. I’ve featured several big hotel chains that are hiring, and I am kicking off with thousands of jobs available at IHG. Other opportunities include positions at Amway and, well, guys and gals that like to fix things.

Happy  hunting!

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IHG (Intercontinental Hotel Group) – Hotel company with over 4,700 hotels in nearly 100 countries and territories. Has nine well-known hotel brands, including Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Candlewood Suites.

*Currently has 787 openings. IHG has already hired for 1,263 positions so far this year and expects it will continue to hire at around the same pace in 2014. Expects to recruit 30,000 roles in the Americas over next few years.

*Top Jobs: General Managers, Housekeepers, Front Desk Agents, Product Managers (which has a salary range of $70k to $100k).

*Predicts major growth in TX (where it has 100+ hotels slated to open), PA, CA, NY, LA, Chicago and Nashville

.*Both employee and friends and family rate discounts at IHG’s more than 4,700 hotels around the world.

*Created the IHG Academy Program which assists with hospitality job needs around the world. Has collaborated with Goodwill to help increase opportunities for employment.

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AMWAY – Direct selling company that offers people an opportunity to become entrepreneurs in 100-plus countries and territories. Offers hundreds of products that are primarily focused on nutrition, beauty and home.

*Plans to hire more than 400 people in 2014. The company has nearly 100 open positions right now.

*Top Jobs: R&D, Sales & Marketing, IT Manufacturing.

*Hiring primarily in MI, CA, WA, Atlanta GA, Houston.

*Recently has had staff transfer to Korea, Japan, Mexico and Germany & more for career advancement and cultural exploration.

*Find more information at

USAA – Provides insurance, banking, investments, retirement products and advice to 10.3 million members of the U.S. military and their families.

*Hiring for 5,400 positions in 2014.

*Top Jobs: Customer Experience, Wealth Management, Information Technology.

*Hiring in San Antonio TX, Tampa FL, Plano TX, Phoenix AZ, and Colorado Springs CO.

*Has a strong focus on hiring veterans and military spouses. In 2013, USAA set an internal goal that 30% of all new hires would be veterans or military spouses, a mark it achieved by October last year. In 2014 USAA has continued to keep pace with that same goal.

*Named a Best for Vets employer by Military Times EDGE magazine. Also named a Fortune’s Best Company to Work For.

*Created a pilot program called VetFIT which is designed to provide comprehensive software development training and an internship for recently discharged veterans and military spouses. Also starting a Military Spouse Direct-to-Home Pilot Program.

*Find more information at

MR. HANDYMAN – Network of independently owned and operated franchises with nearly 200 units in North America that provide commercial and residential property maintenance and repair services.

*Has approximately 150+ open positions system.

*Top Jobs: Service Technician, Customer Service Representative, Office Manager, Franchise Owner.

*Most service technicians make between $40,000 and $55,000 per year, with the opportunity to make more based on performance.

*Is hiring nationwide but particularly in Dallas, Suffolk County, NY, Detroit, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Orlando, Washington DC,  and CT.

*Consistently ranked by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the top 500 Franchise opportunities available in the U.S.

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GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL – Provides private label and brand name industrial equipment and supplies to businesses throughout North America.

*Currently has over 50 positions, planning on hiring more throughout 2014.

*Top Jobs: Sales, Product Management (Marketing), Digital Marketing, IT.

*Hiring specifically in NY, NJ, GA, NV.

*Sales jobs are base salary + commissions.

*Find more information at

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