Companies Hiring This Month: October

This time last year, we were dealing with the collapse of financial giants and wondering what in the world was going on. Massive layoffs were occurring and more were on the way. Anyone wondering if we were in a recession got their answer.

Today's outlook is rosier than it was 12 months ago. We're certainly still feeling the effects of the economic turmoil and we've still got a lot of work ahead of us, but the economy's not in a standstill despite what you might think. Plenty of employers across various industries are still hiring, and they need good workers right now. Literally, they want you this very moment.

Employers don't just want new workers -- they want good ones who are committed to the job. Durham School Services, which provides student transportation for schools districts, realizes that the need for qualified, responsible workers doesn't disappear during tough times.

"Everything we do is graded on the performance of our front line -- our drivers. We heavily invest resources in driver recruitment and training because good drivers are so hard to find," says David Defalco, director of driver recruitment. "The search for the right drivers is paramount to our success because the best drivers equal the safest kids."

And even though the economy's still trying to recover, businesses are still expanding. Teavana, a company that sells teas and related products, is looking to continue opening stores over the next five years and expects to hire hundreds of new employees as they grow. So keep in mind that many companies hiring today intend to continue hiring well into the future.

For anyone looking for a job, here is a list of 18 companies who want to hire new talent this month:

1. A Wireless

Industry: Telecommunications

Sample job titles: Store managers, sales consultants, district managers, information technology, customer service

Location: Nationwide

2. Accredo Health Group

Industry:Specialized pharmacy and related services

Sample job titles:Pharmacists, certified pharmacy technicians, nurses, customer service representatives, patient care representatives


3. All About Staffing

Industry:Health care*

Sample job titles:Registered nurses, nurse directors, physical therapists, pharmacists, radiology technologists, licensed practical nurses


4. American National Insurance Company


Sample job titles:Insurance sales, insurance agents, general agents, outside sales

Location: Nationwide

5. BBVA Compass Bank

Industry: Banking and finance

Sample job titles: Mortgage loan specialists, commercial relationship managers, tellers

Location: Texas, Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Colorado and New Mexico

6. Borders Group

Industry: Retail

Sample job titles: General manager, store manager, retail associate

Location: Nationwide

7. CHRISTUS Health

Industry: Healthcare

Sample job titles: RN; LVN/LPN; CAN; Occupational therapist; physical therapist; medical technologist; pharmacist; collector; coding specialist; monitor technician; radiology technologist; respiratory therapist

Location: San Antonio; Houston; Corpus Christi, Texas; Alexandria, La.; Shreveport, La.

8. CSS USA, Inc.

Industry:Security and emergency response officers

Sample of job titles: Emergency response armed security officers; emergency response project managers; emergency response logistics managers; emergency response food services directors; emergency response project assistants

Locations of openings:Nationwide

9. Durham School Services


Sample job titles:Bus drivers


10. Extra Space Storage

Industry: Self-storage/property management

Sample job titles:Store managers, property managers, customer service, storage consultants

Location: Various (including New York, Illinois, Arizona and Georgia)

11. First Data

Industry:Credit card processing

Sample job titles: Product managers, pricing analysts

Location: Nationwide

12. Select Staffing

Industry: Various*

Sample job titles:Loan processors, customer service representatives, forklift operators, help desk technicians, mortgage professionals, quality assurance/inspector

Location: Nationwide (California, Texas and Ohio)

13. Senior Living Communities

Industry:Health care

Sample job titles: Home health aides, wellness coordinators, maintenance technicians, social workers, cooks, registered nurses

Location:North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida

14. Superior Technical Resources


Sample job titles: Director of compensation and benefits, recruiters, database administrators, .NET developers, mechanical engineers


15. Teavana


Sample job titles: General managers, team leaders, team members, baristas

Location: Nationwide

16. Telerx

Industry:Call center

Sample job titles: Customer service, data entry, operations managers, IT, directors, finance

Location:Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Texas

17. TESSCO Technologies

Industry:Wireless technologies

Sample job titles: Sales account manager, product/category/business development managers, market development representatives, accounts receivable representative, electrical engineer

Location: Maryland, Nevada, and Texas

18. Veolia Transportation

Industry: Transit/transportation

Sample job titles:Bus operators, mechanics, payroll accountants, safety managers, customer service representatives

Location: Nationwide

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*These staffing agencies place workers in various companies in a variety of industries.

Anthony Balderrama is a writer and blogger for 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

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