Companies Hiring In Large Volume

jobs hiring now holidaysBy John Smith, senior vice president of enterprise sales at CareerBuilder


December often becomes a transition month for job seekers. As the busy holiday season approaches, calendars get filled with parties. Relatives come into town for a visit. Children have a few weeks off from school and need to be entertained. Plus, there's probably shopping to be done.

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In addition to this jam-packed schedule, many job seekers believe the myth that employers aren't hiring new workers until next year. As a result, some job seekers decide to take a step back from sending out résumés and attending networking events and instead focus on how they will revise and improve their job search in 2012. You should always be thinking about how to tweak your job search, but don't put everything on hold until next year. Employers aren't.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics just announced that 120,000 jobs were added in November, and the unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent. Last month, the BLS also reported that in October, 36 states and Washington, D.C., saw regional decreases in their unemployment rates. In addition, Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales set records this year, and the Conference Board recently reported that consumer confidence is at its highest point in four months. The economy continues to take incremental steps toward recovery, and employers are eager to meet consumer demand now, not on Jan. 1.

Not only are companies not waiting to hire, many are currently hiring in large volume. We found eight employers that are hiring at least 400 workers right now. If you're looking for a new job, take a few minutes out of your hectic schedule and see if one of these companies is right for you:


Wells Fargo

Number of jobs: 10,000+

Sample job titles: Tellers, personal bankers, customer service representatives, underwriters


Sears/Kmart

Number of jobs: 1,000+

Sample job titles: Retail sales, repair technicians, store managers


Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Number of jobs: 1,000+

Sample job titles: Financial advisers


ServiceMaster

Number of jobs: 1,100+

Sample job titles: Customer service representatives, residential and commercial sales, technicians, trainers, management positions


Chico's FAS

Number of jobs: 1,000+

Sample job titles: Retail sales, corporate positions, some seasonal


Fresenius Medical Care North America

Number of jobs: 1,100

Sample job titles: Clinical managers, acute-care registered nurses


New York Life Insurance

Number of jobs: 500

Sample job titles: Sales, management


Tango Transport

Number of jobs: 400+

Sample job titles: Truck drivers


John Smith is the senior vice president of enterprise sales at CareerBuilder.



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March 28 2012 at 5:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
worthy

got to be *&^%ing kidding me these are not careers, feel for the youth of America

February 10 2012 at 9:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mr Gaines

Clearly there is no magic bullet for the job-seeker in today's dismal market. However, I appreciate this article, it gives one some ammunition for the ongoing search.

December 03 2011 at 3:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lexie

yes, jobs are so hard to find. good luck to the unemployed.

December 03 2011 at 1:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Not one of these job openings is creating wealth in the real sense. Wealth is not money, it is the creation of something tangible that improves peoples lives. What has happened to America?

December 03 2011 at 11:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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