Gasp, some companies are actually hiring. Here's who.
The headlines are filled with tales of companies and municipalities that are laying off employees...and rightfully so, the unemployment rate hasn't been this high in a long time and it's still rising (though much more slowly than it had been).
Having said this, looking at all of this doom and gloom can give one the impression that absolutely no companies in the world are hiring new employees right now and that simply is not the case. I took a few seconds to look around for companies that are hiring people, rather than firing them and I came up with a short list. Hopefully this list will put things in perspective, things are bad out there but not as hopeless as one might thing by reading the headlines everyday. Heck, perhaps this list can even help point someone who is down on their luck in the right direction in their quest for a new job, contributing something positive to the CAPS community rather than just whining.
Who they are: An organization that provides industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to build public trust and enhance value for its clients and their stakeholders, according to the company Web site.
Whom they are looking for: "PwC looks for people with diverse experiences and backgrounds. Strong technical skills that are required to perform a particular role are important, but we want people who work well with others in a team environment," says Rod Adams, recruiting leader. "We're currently looking to fill roles across our organization. We have needs in each line of service -- audit, tax and advisory -- as well as our internal firm services organization, such as marketing, sales, HR and IT."
Who they are: A division of ITT's Defense Electronics & Services group that provides leading-edge product development, technology, engineering, research and project management services to government, industrial and commercial customers, says Steve Kotecki, recruiting manager.
Whom they are looking for: "At ITT, we are looking for talented people to develop and implement innovative solutions to complex problems. We are looking for candidates with long-term vision who enjoy working in a strong team environment," Kotecki says. "We will be looking to fill a wide spectrum of positions in 2009, which are both demanding and rewarding. Our primary focus will be on candidates with a strong engineering background or those with prior military experience."
Gentiva Health Services
Who they are: Gentiva offers a range of highly skilled in-home care services, including nursing, therapy, infusion, pharmacy, respiratory, orthopedics, cardiopulmonary, senior health, neurorehabilitation and hospice, says Angela McClure, assistant vice president of recruitment and staffing.
Whom they are looking for: "We have career opportunities for dedicated, compassionate nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other clinicians; as well as sales, management and administrative support professionals," McClure says. "At Gentiva, our clinicians have a lot of flexibility and autonomy, so they must demonstrate a high level of clinical excellence and customer service."
Who they are: A provider of insurance and financial services products that insure more cars and homes than any other insurer in the U.S., says Rich Garcia, director of enterprise recruiting and retention. It has 68,000 employees and 17,000 agents who service more than 78 million insurance policies and 1.9 million bank accounts.
Whom they are looking for: "In 2009, we will continue to look for a wide range of candidates with various experiences to fill internships and opportunities ranging from entry level to management," Garcia says. "Frequently posted positions include opportunities in claims, underwriting and systems/IT. We are also always looking for that next State Farm agent."
Who they are: A provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world, says Marian Hyder, vice president of staffing for the EG&G division. URS provides services for power, infrastructure, industrial and commercial, and federal projects and programs.
Whom they are looking for: "We seek high quality talent in key areas of focus for our business and offer exciting domestic and global assignments for employees at every career point," Hyder says.
"In 2009, we will be looking for talent in key areas such as engineering, construction management, program management, power, environmental, health and safety, homeland security, logistics, operations and maintenance and more. Positions are available at all experience levels -- from new graduates to seasoned professionals."
Who they are: Banfield is the largest pet general veterinary practice in the world, says Mike Mason, senior director of team resources. It offers a full range of comprehensive medical services and a quality assurance program.
Whom they are looking for: "Banfield seeks associates who love pets and who share in our mission of treating pets like family and increasing the value of pets in families and communities," Mason
Tenet Healthcare Corp.
Affiliated Computer Services
United Surgical Partners
You get the idea. Things are bad out there, as bad as they've been in our lifetimes, but they are beginning to stabilize. Don't let all of the fearmongers get you down.
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