I'll guarantee either you or someone you know is looking for a job. Maybe you were laid off, just graduated or are unhappy with your current job.
The problem is that you can't find a job because there are fewer out there. But don't make the mistake of thinking there are no jobs out there. You've just got a little more competition vying for the same positions.
To help you out, we've reached out to companies who are definitely hiring in July to find out which jobs they're looking to fill. We've also included a sample of some of their open positions and the corresponding locations.
What are they looking for? Education and experience requirements vary by industry and positions. Still, hard work and loyalty are common traits employers are looking for across all industries, especially in this economy.
Job seekers should be able to highlight some of their career accomplishments when applying for these jobs. Monetta Williams of lynda.com, a company that trains people on digital technology, wants to hire someone who will bring results.
"We are growing very quickly at lynda.com and are looking for bright, passionate and dedicated people who have clearly demonstrated initiative and success," Williams says.
Likewise, Katie Bussan of wireless telecommunications company U.S. Cellular explains what employees should bring to the table.
"No matter what role you may have, we look for associates who are motivated, career-minded and enthusiastic about supporting each other in building the bonds of customer loyalty," she says.
Companies that are hiring
You'll notice that we've included companies of various sizes -- some are hiring hundreds and others are hiring less than dozen. We wanted to include job openings in a variety of industries throughout the country because we know workers in every field are looking for work. Some prefer large organizations and others like a small company, so hopefully there's something for everyone.
Here are 15 companies hiring in July:
Sample positions: Claims processing specialist, underwriting examiner, claims service adjuster
Location: Nationwide (including Washington, Virginia, Florida)
Search for Allstate Jobs >>
Sample positions: Retail sales consultant, sales support rep, premises technician
Location: Nationwide (including Louisiana, Ohio, Georgia)
Search for AT&T Jobs >>
Sample positions: District sales manager, sales representative
Location: Nationwide (including Texas, New Jersey, Kansas)
Search for Colonial Life Jobs >>
Sample positions: Bookkeeper, staff accountant, marketing
Location: New York
Search for Financial Comfort Jobs >>
Sample positions: Senior accountant, senior auditor, IT auditor
Search for Kearney & Company Jobs >>
Sample positions: Senior chemist, biologics quality assurance/quality control, .Net programmer, help desk worker
Location: Nationwide (including Massachusetts, Michigan, Colorado)
Search for Kelly Services Jobs >>
Sample positions: Graphic designer, outside sales representative
Location: Nationwide (including Louisiana, Georgia, South Carolina)
Search for LogoNation Jobs >>
Industry: Technology and education
Sample positions: Online marketing manager, executive assistant, business analyst
Search for lynda.com jobs >>
9. MassPRO, Inc
Sample positions: Jewelry/handbag merchandiser
Location: Nationwide (including Oregon, California)
Search for MassPRO, Inc Jobs >>
10. McAlister's Deli
Industry: Casual dining
Sample positions: Team member, restaurant manager, vice president of finance
Location: Nationwide (including Louisiana, Michigan, Alabama)
Search for McAlister's Deli Jobs >>
Sample positions: Mechanical engineer, brand marketing consultant, senior accountant
Location: Florida, California, Pennsylvania, Illinois
Search for Motorola Jobs >>
12. Robert Half International Direct Hire, Robert Half International Temporary,Robert Half International Consulting Positions
Sample positions: Senior financial analyst, staff accountant, accounting clerk
Location: Nationwide (including New York, California, Florida)
Search for Robert Half International Jobs >>
Industry: Third-party logistics
Sample positions: Inside sales executive, software developer, HR systems coordinator
Search for Total Quality Logistics Jobs >>
14. U.S. Cellular
Sample positions:Customer service representative, data network engineer, senior database administrator
Location: Multiple (including Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma)
Search for U.S. Cellular Jobs >>
Sample positions: Sales representative, interactive marketing specialist
Location:Nationwide (including North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New York)
Search for Yodle >>