At the midpoint of 2010, many people who were looking for jobs at the beginning of the year are now employed. Many people who were laid off a year or two ago due to recession-related cutbacks no longer need to find employment.
However, the unemployment rate is still high and millions of unemployed people are looking for the right job. In addition, many workers who are currently employed feel trapped in their positions because they believe no one is hiring right now. Although employers aren't hiring at the same rate as they were five years ago, they are hiring.
No job seeker should feel like there are no options available. For proof, look no further than this list of employers who are looking to hire new employees right now. Across the country, companies in different industries need talented workers to fill open positions. You could be one of those workers.
Here are 26 companies hiring in July:
Sample job titles: Network engineers, sales, IT, curriculum developers
Location: Ark., Colo., Ga., Idaho, Ill., N.C., Ohio, S.C.
2. Ann Taylor
Sample job titles: Store manager, designer, merchandiser, planner, marketing manager
Location: New York, N.Y., Durham, N.C., Seattle, Wash., Pittsburgh, Penn., Mission Viejo, Calif.
Sample job titles: IT project manager, network engineer, underwriting associate, staff accountant, business process engineers, property claims adjusters, claims examiners
Industry: Consumer goods/beauty
Sample job titles: District and divisional sales managers, associate and senior brand managers, designers, IT specialists and research scientists.
Location: Sales management positions are nationwide; IT, marketing, research and finance positions are in the greater New York area; supply chain positions are in Calif., Ga., and Ohio.
Industry: Death Industry
Sample job titles: Territory sales representative, quality engineer, Lean practitioner
Location: Manufacturing facilities in Manchester, Tenn., Batesville, Ind., Vicksburg, Miss.; sales representatives work from home nationwide.
Sample job titles: Customer service, sales, repair technician, IP engineer, NOC manager, accounting, technical support, district sales manager
Industry: Medical device/health care IT
Sample job titles: SAP administrator, clinical operations project manager, sales consultants, HR service center, HR service delivery
Location: San Diego, Calif., Chicago, Ill., El Paso, Texas, Yorba Linda, Calif., Boston, Mass., Maitland, Fla.
Industry: Hospitality, food and beverage, retail, lodging, gaming
Sample job titles: General manager, department manager, assistant manager, retail manager, sous chef
Industry: Agriculture and nutrition, electronics and communication, protection technologies, chemicals and Fluoroproducts, displays technology
Sample job titles: Process engineer, reliability engineer, research investigator, safety health environment consultant, Six Sigma Black Belt, general operator, laboratory technician
Location: Del., Va., N.J., W.Va., Texas, Tenn., La., Ala., Iowa, Ohio, N.Y.
10. Esurance Inc.
Sample job titles: Interactive designer, sales agent, senior software developer, senior software developer, senior software developer
Location: Calif., S.D., Texas, Fla.
Sample job titles: Neuro ICU RN, physical therapist, OR RN, medical surgery RN
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
Sample job titles: Financial representatives
Industry: Health care
Sample job titles: Registered nurse, home health nurse, pharmacist, physical therapist, certified nursing assistant, patient service representative, EMT, paramedic, phlebotomist, coder, certified medical assistant
Location: Marshfield, Merrill, Rhinelander, Stevens Point, Weston, Wausau, Wis.
Industry: Solid waste disposal services
Sample job titles: Driver, Account Executive, Mechanic
Location: Nationwide, with headquarters in Ariz.
15. Salson Logistics
Sample job titles: CDL drivers, diesel mechanics
Location: Newark N.J., Conley, Ga., Smithton, Penn., Fishkill, N.Y., Ontario Calif., Plainfield, Ind.
Industry: Professional services/government contracting
Sample job titles: Chief scientist, program manager, senior software engineer, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, intelligence analyst, business analyst, project manager, cyber security analyst, geospatial analyst, linguist and marine scientist
Location: Md., Va., Calif., Ala., Fla., Colo., Hawaii, Texas, Tenn., Ariz., S.C., Ohio, La., Mich., Ga.
17. Sleepy's, LLC
Industry: Mattress retailer
Sample job titles: Sales professionals, showroom managers, inside sales representatives (call center), customer service representatives, warehouse associates, information technology professionals.
Location: N.Y., N.J., Conn., Mass., R.I. N.H., Penn., Del., Md., Va., Washington D.C.
Sample job titles: Administrative assistant, production worker, inside sales executive, welder, customer service representative
Industry: Food safety and pest prevention
Sample job titles: Service specialist-pest prevention, quality management specialist-food safety, district manager-food safety, sales account executive-pest prevention
Location: Penn., Ga., Fla., Ohio, La., N.J., Tenn., Calif.
Industry: Health care
Sample job titles: Registered nurse, travel registered nurse, physical therapist, travel physical therapist, occupational therapist, ICU registered nurse, emergency room, registered nurse
Sample job titles: Package delivery driver
Industry: Wind energy
Sample job titles: Site manager, senior business development, sales manager, wind and site engineer, SCADA manager, technicians, P&C managers
Industry: Recruitment (serving aerospace and defense, banking, entertainment, high tech, software, manufacturing, public utilities)
Sample job titles: Computer applications/systems engineering (.Net, Web, database and enterprise solutions), database and network administration, engineering (mechanical, electrical, software and QA), games testers, help desk (call center), administrative support, manufacturing and assembly, project management, PC/desktop technicians
Industry: Entertainment and
Sample job titles: Coordinator, paralegal, director, vice president
Location: Burbank, Calif., Los Angeles, Calif., Seattle, Wash., Boston, Mass., New York, N.Y.
25. Warner Chilcott
Sample job titles: Pharmaceutical sales representative
Industry: Medical devices
Sample job titles: Engineering, sales, IT
Location: Ind., Calif., Minn., Texas
Anthony Balderrama is a writer and blogger for CareerBuilder.com and its job blog, The Work Buzz. He researches and writes about job search strategy, career management, hiring trends and workplace issues. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/abalderrama.