Companies Hiring This Month: September
Everyone -- and I think I can safely say everyone -- is looking for signs of economic recovery and biting their nails in anticipation. Every time the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases new data or the Fed makes a move, we're wondering just what it means.
For the average American, all economic concerns can be boiled down to one question: "Can I get a job if I want one?" or "Will I lose the job I have?"
Right now, plenty of people are having trouble finding work, though the situation seems as if it might be improving. However, companies are definitely hiring throughout the country, even though it might not seem like it. To aid your search, we've put together a list of 10 companies that are definitely hiring in September. Employers still need help, but they want to make sure they're selecting the most qualified candidates -- especially during this period when success is integral to survival, so you need to bring your A game.
"Hiring innovative, talented and motivated people is how we reach our goal,"says Arie Ball, vice president of sourcing and talent acquisition for Sodexo. "With a culture of internal development and promotion and an individual approach to career planning we support and encourage our employees to shape their own future and grow with the company."For employers who want to stay competitive in this economy, it's not just about filling the position; it's about giving the best service possible.
For example, Liberty Tax Service is looking for tax preparers, and while previous experience would be beneficial, it's not mandatory. What they are most concerned about is whether the applicant has strong interpersonal communication skills and a genuine desire to learn about tax preparation, says spokesperson Nina Cunningham.
If you're looking for work and have what it takes, here are 10 companies hiring in September:
1. Aaron's Inc
Industry: Retail (sales and lease)
Sample job titles: Manager trainees, retail salespeople, customer service representatives, general managers, delivery drivers
Industry: Information technology
Sample job titles: Software developers, systems analysts, intelligence analysts, network engineers, software engineers, logistics analysts*Location: Nationwide (including Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC)
Industry:Insurance (agency development)
Sample job titles: Agency producers, customer service representatives, agents and reserve field managers
4. H&R Block
Industry:Finance, tax services
Sample job titles:Tax professionals
Location: Nationwide (including Texas)
Industry:Health care (hospitals and physician practices)
Sample job titles: Registered nurses, LPN, LVN, department directors
Location: Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Las Vegas, Texas,Utah
Industry: Financial Services Industry
Sample job titles: Financial advisers
Location: New York
Industry: Tax preparation
Sample job titles:Tax preparers, customer service, bi-lingual tax preparers, marketing managers, franchise owners
8. Randstad US companies: Accountants International, Think Resources, Sapphire Technologies
Industry:Accounting, finance, engineering, information technology**
Sample job titles:Finance managers, senior accountants, directors of wind turbine services, VP of engineering, IT project managers, database developers
Location:Nationwide (including California, Texas, Florida)
Industry: Food and integrated facilities management
Sample job titles:Facility engineers, housekeeping managers, executive chefs, food service managers, general managers, clinical dietitians, clinical nutrition managers
Sample job titles: Customer service, administrative, accounting and finance, technology
*Candidates should have active government security clearances.
**Recruiting and staffing firms are looking to fill positions on behalf of other employers across the country and in a variety of fields.