I know economic times are tough right now, and nothing would make the world happier than more jobs and less anxiety. Unfortunately, no one can snap their fingers and make that happen. Well, maybe Oprah could, but I'm not her, unfortunately.
As much as I'd like to tell you to look under your chair and find a new job, I can't. The next best thing is to point you in the direction of companies that are hiring right now, in need of good workers and are hiring this month.
What they're looking for
What makes a good worker? For credit-card processing company Central Payment Corporation, the basics are still important.
"Central Payment Corporation is looking for candidates with an excellent work ethic, a positive attitude and the ability to succeed in a competitive environment," says managing partner Zachary Hyman. "It is important that CPC employees have an ethical approach to business, a personable demeanor and professional appearance."
In the interest of providing you with many options, the following list contains opportunities in locations all over the country. You'll also notice that although each company's industry is listed, they're offering positions that are varied and that require backgrounds in all industries.
Here are 15 companies hiring in August:
Industry: Sales and marketing
Industry: Various (including IT, engineering, finance and accounting, office and administrative, legal, medical and science, government)
Positions Available: Sales Representative
Location: Nationwide (including Connecticut, Rhode Island, Illinois and Indiana)
Location: Illinois, Iowa, Pennsylvania
Industry: Automotive retail
Location: Nationwide (including California, Maryland, Wyoming)
Location: California, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, New York, Massachusetts
Industry: Credit card processing
Location: Nationwide (work-from-home opportunities)
9. Idearc Media
Location: Nationwide (including Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey)
10. Kool Smiles
Industry: Health care
Location: Nationwide (including Texas, Arizona, Georgia)
Location: Nationwide(including Wisconsin, Connecticut, Washington DC)
Industry: Home healthcare services
Location: Nationwide (including South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina)
Location: Arizona, Florida, California, Texas
15. Ross Education
Industry: Post secondary allied health education
Location: Michigan, Ohio
*Note: Adecco is a recruiting and staffing firm looking to fill positions on behalf of other employers across the country and in a variety of fields.