This month Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, which has become synonymous with spending time with relatives, eating too much food and napping midday. Of course, the underlying purpose of the day is to be grateful for what you have. Accordingly, many families preface their Thanksgiving meals by asking each person at the table to say what he or she is thankful for.
In this period of high unemployment, many people are grateful to have a job. And for job seekers looking for the right opportunity, you can be thankful that many employers are hiring right now across many industries. While some employers have been forced to scale back on bringing in new talent, others need employees now more than ever to thrive. Such is the case for Medical Staffing Network.
"The health care sector continues to hire with emphasis on temporary staffing," says vice president of marketing Jackie Nelson. "Over the past months, we have seen a rise in the demand for temporary RNs and allied health care professionals for all types of health care settings, including hospital, outpatient centers, clinics, long term care and correctional facilities." The H1N1 outbreak and regular flu season have also increased the demand of health care professionals.
"Health care job seekers can expect an increase in opportunities that traditionally occur following a recovering economy," Nelson says. "The flexibility to work full or part time, and the diversity of assignments offered with a temporary staffing agency, remain strong benefits for our employees."
As you will see from the following list, health care continues to be a strong industry for hiring. However, employers in retail, technology and several other industries need qualified employees, too. The success of their businesses -- especially in today's tough climate -- relies on their talent.
To make your job search easier, here is a list of 25 companies hiring workers right now and just a few of the many positions they're looking to fill.
Industry: Natural Gas Exploration and Drilling
Sample job titles: Facilities and field engineers, field engineers, federal tax supervisors, GIS analysts, heavy equipment mechanics and operators, hydraulic mechanics
Location: Oklahoma, Texas, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, New York and more
Industry: Restaurant (fast casual)
Sample job titles: Restaurant managers, assistant managers, FOH, BOH and catering
Location: Texas, Illinois, Georgia, California, Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C.
Industry: Insurance and financial services
Sample job titles: Financial representatives, sales representatives, insurance and financial services sales
Location: Nationwide (including Alaska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington)
Sample job titles: Sales consultants, service technicians, Internet coordinators, general sales managers, collision estimators, service advisers
Locations: New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and California
5. Dollar Tree
Sample job titles: Assistant store managers, store managers, district managers, corporate opportunities
6. Dell Inc.
Sample job titles: Development engineers, software engineers, IT, finance, sales and marketing professionals
Location: Nationwide and Latin America
Sample job titles: Personal trainers, personal trainer managers, membership advisers, assistant general managers
Location: New York, California, Florida, Washington D.C. and more
Industry: Online media
Sample job titles: Freelance writers
Sample Job Titles: Customer service representatives, receptionists, warehouse workers, machine operators
Location: Nationwide and Canada
Industry: IT hardware and middleware solutions
Sample job titles: Sales engineers, systems engineers, quality engineers
Location of the openings: Texas, New York, California, and Colorado
Optional: Looking for individuals that enjoy interesting assignments and the ability to work with clientele in a variety of industries.
11. Furniture Row: Sofa Mart, Denver Mattress and Oak Express
Sample job titles: Sales manager trainees, warehouse personnel
Industry: Insurance and financial services
Sample job titles: Sales representatives, auto damage adjusters, claims representatives, emergency roadside dispatchers, legal secretaries, attorneys
Locations: Virginia, Arizona, New York, Hawaii and more
Sample job titles: All levels of nursing and therapy professionals (including physical and occupational therapists and SLPs), plus additional health care and corporate opportunities.
Location of the openings: Nationwide
Sample job titles: Manager trainees, counter sales representatives, bus drivers, vehicle service attendants, instant return representatives, human resources
Location: Nationwide and international
15. Hope Network
Industry: Non-profit and health-care services
Sample job titles: Clinical psychologists, physical therapists, residential instructors, RNs and LPNs
Industry: Office supplies and equipment
Sample job titles: Account executives, senior account executives, sales managers
Location: Various (including Arizona, California, Massachusetts, Ohio)
17. The Kroger Co.
Sample job titles: Store managers, pharmacists, manufacturing, engineers,
Industry: Health-care services
Sample job titles: Ultrasound technicians, medical assistants, customer service representatives, inside sales
Location: Nationwide (including Tennessee, New York, New Jersey, and North Carolina)
Industry: Temporary and permanent health-care staffing*
Sample job titles: RNs, LPNs, CNAs, physical and occupational therapists, clinical research, imaging and lab professionals
Sample job titles: Project managers, credit officers, mortgage origination loan officers, tellers, branch managers
Location: Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Indiana and more
Industry: Health-care/health services
Sample job titles: Physical, speech, and occupational therapists, occupational therapist assistants, physical therapist assistants
22. Saks, Inc.
Industry: Luxury retail
Sample job titles: Sales associates, cosmetics selling specialists, asset protection specialists, buyers, store directors of marketing
Industry: Medical devices
Sample job titles: Advanced manufacturing engineers, sales representatives, quality engineers, surgical sales representatives, process engineers
Location: Nationwide and global
Industry: Health care
Sample job titles: RN, LPN, admissions nurses, physicians, chaplains, social workers
Location: Nationwide (including including Florida, Illinois, Texas, California, New Jersey and Pennsylvania)
*Recruiting and staffing firms are looking to fill positions on behalf of other employers across the country and in a variety of fields.