Tag: hiring now

  • 17 Dream Jobs For Nerds And Geeks

    17 Dream Jobs For Nerds And Geeks

    By Susan Ricker In a memorable episode of "Star Trek," Gandalf said, "Use the force, Harry." Whether or not you're a nerd, you most likely know that four separate movies and TV shows contribute to that joke. "Nerd" used to be a negative social label, but now it can be used to describe anybody with an... Continue Reading

  • 15 Companies Hiring In March

    15 Companies Hiring In March

    By Debra Auerbach March is a great month, because it means that spring is finally here. The new season begins on March 20, and for the many Americans experiencing frigid winter weather, the milder temperatures can't come soon enough. Continue Reading

  • Unemployment Falls To 7.7% As Employers Are Hiring Again

    Unemployment Falls To 7.7% As Employers Are Hiring Again

    By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- U.S. employers ramped up hiring in February, adding 236,000 jobs and pushing the unemployment rate down to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent in January. Stronger hiring shows businesses are confident about the economy, despite higher taxes and government spending cuts. Continue Reading

  • 15 Companies Staffing Up In February

    15 Companies Staffing Up In February

    By Debra Auerbach If your New Year's resolution was to get a new job, hopefully by now you've kicked your job search into high gear. Here's a list of 15 companies that are hiring now. Click on the links below to learn more about the opportunities available at each company: Continue Reading

  • Bankrupt American Airlines Plans To Hire 1,500 Workers

    Bankrupt American Airlines Plans To Hire 1,500 Workers

    By Samantha Bomkamp NEW YORK -- Wanted: A few good recruits for an airline that's seen better days. To replace some of its departing staff, American Airlines will hire 1,500 flight attendants starting next month, with training beginning in January. Continue Reading

  • Manpower Survey Says Employers Pull Back On Hiring

    Manpower Survey Says Employers Pull Back On Hiring

    By Nick Zieminski Most U.S. employers are unwilling to add workers because of uncertainty around November's elections, the federal budget, and the effect of Europe's slowdown, according to a quarterly hiring survey by ManpowerGroup. The jobs outlook in the United States is holding steady even as it weakens... Continue Reading

  • Worker Productivity Up By 2.2% In Q2

    Worker Productivity Up By 2.2% In Q2

    By Martin Crutsinger WASHINGTON – U.S. companies got more output from their workers this spring than initially thought, especially as the pace of hiring slowed dramatically. Rising productivity can boost corporate profits. It can also slow job creation if it means companies are getting more from their... Continue Reading

  • A Sign That The Frozen Job Market Is Thawing

    A Sign That The Frozen Job Market Is Thawing

    By Chris Taylor NEW YORK -- If there are no jobs out there, someone forgot to tell Andrew Gordon. In late August, the 25-year-old started a new gig as a web specialist in the communications and marketing department of the American Health Assistance Foundation, a nonprofit in Clarksburg, Md. The job is a big... Continue Reading

  • First Lady Michelle Obama To Announce Additional Hiring Push For Vets

    First Lady Michelle Obama To Announce Additional Hiring Push For Vets

    By Nancy Benac WASHINGTON -- First lady Michelle Obama is traveling to the electoral battleground of Florida on Wednesday to announce that 2,000 businesses around the country have hired or trained more than 125,000 military veterans and spouses in the past year, exceeding a White House goal of 100,000 by the... Continue Reading

  • U.S. Workers More Productive, But Hiring Down

    U.S. Workers More Productive, But Hiring Down

    WASHINGTON -- U.S. companies got slightly more out of their workers this spring after scaling back on hiring. The modest 1.6 percent annualized gain in productivity from April through June signals employers may need to hire more if demand picks up. The Labor Department said Wednesday that the increase... Continue Reading

  • Northeast Indiana: Hundreds Of Factory Jobs Go Unfilled

    Northeast Indiana: Hundreds Of Factory Jobs Go Unfilled

    By Parija Kavilanz NEW YORK -- Northeast Indiana has a peculiar problem. There are hundreds of factory jobs ready for the taking as the area's manufacturing sector has come back to life after the recession. Continue Reading

  • U.S. Job Openings Rose To 4-Year High In June

    U.S. Job Openings Rose To 4-Year High In June

    By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- U.S. employers posted the most job openings in four years in June, a positive sign that hiring may pick up. The Labor Department said Tuesday job openings rose to a seasonally adjusted 3.8 million in June, up from 3.7 million in May. That's the most since July 2008.... Continue Reading

  • Only 23% Of U.S. Companies Plan To Hire In The Next 6 Months

    Only 23% Of U.S. Companies Plan To Hire In The Next 6 Months

    By Mike "Mish" Shedlock, Global Economic Trend Analysis According to the latest survey from the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) hiring over the next six months looks grim. Continue Reading

  • Hopeful Sign For Jobs: Unemployment Claims Fall To 4-Year Low

    Hopeful Sign For Jobs: Unemployment Claims Fall To 4-Year Low

    By Jason Lange WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits last week fell sharply to the lowest level in four years, a hopeful sign for the struggling labor market, government data showed on Thursday. Continue Reading

  • Job Market Improving, ADP Report Suggests

    Job Market Improving, ADP Report Suggests

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A private survey shows U.S. businesses increased hiring in June, suggesting the job market could be recovering after three sluggish months. Continue Reading

  • Unemployment Claims Drop This Week, But Hiring Still Weak

    Unemployment Claims Drop This Week, But Hiring Still Weak

    By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week, but the level of applications remains too high to signal a pickup in hiring. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications fell to a seasonally adjusted 386,000. That's down from... Continue Reading

  • Job Openings Drop To 5-Month Low, As Employers Cautious About Hiring

    Job Openings Drop To 5-Month Low, As Employers Cautious About Hiring

    By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- Employers in April posted the fewest job openings in five months, suggesting hiring will remain sluggish in the months ahead. The Labor Department said Tuesday that job openings fell to a seasonally adjusted 3.4 million in April, down from 3.7 million in March. The... Continue Reading

  • U.S. Applications For Unemployment Benefits Plummet

    U.S. Applications For Unemployment Benefits Plummet

    By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell last week by the most in more than three months. The figure was a hopeful sign one day before the government releases the April jobs report. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly unemployment aid... Continue Reading

  • U.S. Job Market Is Improving, Economists Say

    U.S. Job Market Is Improving, Economists Say

    By Paul Wiseman WASHINGTON -- Hiring through the rest of 2012 will lag the brisk pace set early this year. But it will be strong enough to push the unemployment rate below 8 percent by Election Day. That's the view that emerges from an Associated Press survey of 32 leading economists who foresee a gradually... Continue Reading

  • Employers Posted More Job Openings In February

    Employers Posted More Job Openings In February

    By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- Employers posted slightly more job openings in February, suggesting that modest hiring gains will continue in coming months. The Labor Department said Tuesday that employers advertised 3.5 million job openings in February. That was a slight increase from a revised... Continue Reading

  • Send In Your Resumes, Employers Are Hiring Again

    Send In Your Resumes, Employers Are Hiring Again

    Baseball season kicked off this week, but there is even better news to report for job seekers: Companies are returning to their pre-recession hiring levels, according to CareerBuilder's latest nationwide survey. Thirty percent of employers plan on adding new full-time, permanent staff through June, building... Continue Reading

  • Ho Ho Ho? Why Seasonal Employment is A-OK

    Ho Ho Ho? Why Seasonal Employment is A-OK

    By Tony Morrison 'Tis the season to be... hired? It's already October and we all know what that means: leaves changing colors, daylight savings, and the beginning of back-to-back holidays. Whether you trick-or-treat, serve turkey, light the menorah, or chop down your own Christmas tree, there is a... Continue Reading

  • The Retailers Hiring The Most Workers This Holiday Season

    The Retailers Hiring The Most Workers This Holiday Season

    Each year, hundreds of thousands of temporary workers are hired by retailers to handle the demands of the holiday season. The number of seasonal workers added is considered a bellwether for the economy. This season, the projected number of additional hires is unchanged from last year and sales are forecast to... Continue Reading

  • The Queen Of England Is Hiring

    The Queen Of England Is Hiring

    Queen Elizabeth II is looking for a head gardener to maintain the 50,000 acres of lawns and flower beds at her Balmoral Estate, what Queen Victoria called "my dear paradise in the Highlands." The site, with its "heather clad hills" and "ancient Caledonian woodland," has been a royal retreat since the early... Continue Reading

  • The Auto Recovery Rolls On as Chrysler Adds 268 Jobs

    The Auto Recovery Rolls On as Chrysler Adds 268 Jobs

    Unemployment has returned to above 9 percent, gas prices continue to plague Americans, but Detroit stands out as a unique source of positive vibrations. On June 16, Chrysler announced that it will add 268 jobs and invest $114 million to reopen part of an engine plant closed in May last year. Continue Reading

  • UnitedHealth Group Has 3,200 Job Openings

    UnitedHealth Group Has 3,200 Job Openings

    UnitedHealth Group, like so many players in the health care space, is in a hiring mode. Right now, UnitedHealth told Fortune, it has 3,200 openings across the nation, with the biggest demand in information technology and clinical practices. Essentially, the company puts the burden on you to figure out what... Continue Reading

  • 11 Hot Fields for Hiring in 2011

    11 Hot Fields for Hiring in 2011

    Selena Dehne, JIST Publishing Occupational experts like Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., say that America is climbing out of recession and job opportunities are better now than they've been for a long time. But what does this mean for people hoping to advance their career? What can they do in 2011 to be strong... Continue Reading

  • American Express Hiring 1,390 New Employees

    American Express Hiring 1,390 New Employees

    Right now American Express has 1,390 positions open across the nation. But, more importantly, the recruiters at American Express want you to let them know your career goals during the interview. Therefore, if that opening isn't the exact right fit for you, they will consider you for other opportunities,... Continue Reading

  • 68 Percent of Firms Hiring in Next Six Months

    68 Percent of Firms Hiring in Next Six Months

    About 68 percent of companies surveyed this month by search firm Mergis Group said they would be hiring in the next six months. The lion's share, or two-thirds of them, indicated that recruiting would be for financial and accounting personnel, reports Fins.com. About 98 percent of the hires would be... Continue Reading

  • Jobs Hiring Now: 7 Industries That Need You

    Jobs Hiring Now: 7 Industries That Need You

    Brent Rasmussen, President, CareerBuilder North America Given the layoffs and unemployment woes that consistently make headlines, it may seem hard to believe that some industries are experiencing worker shortages. Yet despite a national unemployment rate that hovers near double digits, there are industries that... Continue Reading