14 Companies Hiring Big

companies hiring for the holidays

By Debra Auerbach

The end of the year is often a quieter time for companies. Doors close for the holidays, workers take time off for vacation and hiring sometimes slows. Yet not every company is halting its hiring plans until the new year and some are even looking to hire a large amount of workers. CareerBuilder just released a list of companies hiring in large volume for both permanent and seasonal opportunities.

"Employers are ramping up staffs as they close out 2012, manage higher holiday volumes and prepare for the business needs of 2013," says Brent Rasmussen, president of CareerBuilder North America. "The hiring environment is still cautious, but opportunities are opening in everything from technology and health care to energy, financial services, manufacturing and retail."

Here's the full list of companies hiring in large volume:

  • Industry: Health care -- health services.
  • Number of openings: 300+.
  • Sample job titles: RN, LVN, physical therapist, occupational therapist, sales, operational leadership, home-care attendant, personal care.

Adventist Health System
  • Industry: Health care.
  • Number of openings: 2,850+ (44 hospitals in 10 states).
  • Sample job titles: Clinical and non-clinical opportunities.

  • Industry: Insurance.
  • Number of openings: 500+.
  • Sample job titles: Sales, benefits coordinator.

BAYADA Home Health Care
  • Industry: Home health care.
  • Number of openings: 700+.
  • Sample job titles: Clinical manager, physical therapist, occupational therapist, registered nurse with home-care experience.

  • Industry: Aerospace.
  • Number of openings: 500+.
  • Sample job titles: Engineering, airplane manufacturing, cybersecurity, information technology, intelligence, finance.

Coca Cola Refreshments
  • Industry: Consumer products.
  • Number of openings: 500+.
  • Sample job titles: Sales, marketing, merchandising, drivers.

  • Industry: Sales/communications.
  • Number of openings: 1,450+.
  • Sample job titles: Sales, customer care, IT, engineering, accounting and finance, field Xfinity operations, corporate -- professional.

Fastaff LLC
  • Industry: Health care -- health services.
  • Number of openings: 500+ each month.
  • Sample job titles: Specialty travel nurse.

  • Industry: Patient care.
  • Number of openings: 2,300+.
  • Sample job titles: Primarily in the areas of pharmacy, nursing, physician, IT, customer service.

ManTech International Corporation
  • Industry: Computer software.
  • Number of openings: 1,000+.
  • Sample job titles: IT/cybersecurity/software development, intelligence, systems engineering, maintenance/sustainment, supply chain/logistics.

Mercy (Hospital & Medical Center)
  • Industry: Health care.
  • Number of openings: 1,600+.
  • Sample job titles: Health care, registered nurse, physician, allied, IT.

Mimi's Cafe
  • Industry: Restaurants.
  • Number of openings: 1,300+.
  • Sample job titles: Server, restaurant manager.

Schneider Electric
  • Industry: Energy management.
  • Number of openings: 800+..
  • Sample job titles: Energy management opportunities focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green; openings in electrical, mechanical and software engineering, product sales, solutions sales, service and technical support, accounting and finance, IT, project management, operations and supply chain, marketing and communications, human resources, administrative roles.

The GEO Group
  • Industry: Health care.
  • Number of openings: 450+.
  • Sample job titles: RN, LPN, physician, psychiatrist, psychologist, correctional officer, life skills worker, case manager/social worker.

The University of Kansas Hospital
  • Industry: Health care.
  • Number of openings: 450+.
  • Sample job titles: Nursing professional, allied health/ancillary, information systems/technology, patient care support, administrative/clerical, management, professional (nonclinical), service/maintenance/trades

Wells Fargo
  • Industry: Finance.
  • Number of openings: 4,850+.
  • Sample job titles: Teller, personal banker, customer service representative, financial crimes specialist, underwriter.

Seasonal Jobs:

Jo-Ann Stores
  • Industry: Retail.
  • Number of openings: 3,000+.
  • Sample job titles: Seasonal store associate, team leader.

Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Industry: Retail.
  • Number of openings: 600+.
  • Sample job titles: Sales.

Toys "R" Us
  • Industry: Retail.
  • Number of openings: 45,000+.
  • Sample job titles: Sales, off-hours stock crew, bike assembler, warehouse operations.

  • Industry: Packaging.
  • Number of openings: 55,000+.
  • Sample job titles: Seasonal tractor trailer driver (commercial driver's license required) nights -- home every day, seasonal package delivery driver (no CDL needed but must be able to drive vehicle with manual transmission), part-time package handler (day/twi/night/sunrise shifts), driver helper (days).

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