Top 10 Companies Hiring: Oct. 7 - Oct. 13, 2012

Top 10 Companies Hiring: Oct. 7 - Oct. 13, 2012
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Top 10 Companies Hiring: Oct. 7 - Oct. 13, 2012

In preparation for the 2012 holidays, the toy retailer revealed a new layaway program designed to help more consumers afford its products, while kick-starting the holiday shopping season.

Employee Review: "Pretty solid paid time-off and vacation packages, reasonably priced medical/dental insurance. Opportunities to advance within the company."*

Number of Job Openings: 9,051

Find jobs at Toys R Us.

The company recently announced plans to hire 80,000 employees to help out this holiday season. This is a 2.6 percent increase in seasonal hiring compared to last year.

Employee Review: "The management is competent. Employees are given a good discount and still able to use coupons. You can pick up more hours online when they become available."*

Number of Job Openings: 7,632

Find jobs at Macy's.

Sears, much like Toys R Us and other retailers, is preparing for the holidays. The venerable retail company has been revamping product lines in an effort to better connect with customers. 

Employee Review: "My favorite thing about working with Sears is the stability. The company has been around for over 100 years and is one of the largest in the world. It has great benefits and work-life balance is excellent. I don't have to worry about being on-call on nights and weekends. They have really great quality people who are easy to get along with."*

Number of Job Openings: 3,316

Find jobs at Sears.

If you have a degree in computer science or engineering, SAIC might be the company for you. Headquartered in McLean, Va., SAIC is one of the top 15 companies hiring computer science majors, according to

Employee Review: "Very proactive organization, that looks after its employees. They make available a large amount of resources, so that you can learn how to conduct business their way."*

Number of Job Openings: 2,653   

Find jobs at SAIC Corporate.

UnitedHealth Group currently provides health insurance services to more than 75 million people worldwide. It recently announced the addition of 1,500 jobs at an operations center in Texas.

Employee Review: "I really enjoyed my time at UnitedHealth Group. The trainers were very knowledgeable and were always there to answer any questions that I had. I worked as a claims associate for just a few short months before being promoted to another department. I then went on to work from home! Only left this company because of personal issues not related to my job. Great place to work!"*

Number of Job Openings: 2,572

Find jobs at UnitedHealth Group.

With the recent launch of Apple's new iPhone 5, AT&T stores will be busy as customers flock to upgrade. In addition, it's committed to a $350 million program, called "Aspire," which includes a job-shadowing program aimed at bringing students into the workforce.

Employee Review: "They provide great benefits and pay. I know they match quite a bit for 401(k) investment. It is a great job for someone interested in technology and learning about new technologies. Also, it is great to know that you are helping others out on a daily basis."*

Number of Job Openings: 1,739

Find jobs at AT&T Retail.

Known for its copiers in large offices, Xerox provides many other services to businesses. It's expanding a call center and adding jobs across the company.

Employee Review: "The company listens to their employees. There is a program in place to submit cost and time saving ideas where they share savings. New internal education opportunities exist and are updated frequently."*

Number of Jobs: 1,393

Find jobs at Xerox Services.

Operating more than 3,000 stores in the United States, Rent-A-Center recently expanded in New York, following other store openings throughout the year.

Employee Review: "Always something new every day, never a dull moment. Small stores, opportunities to develop strong relationships with customers. Virtually no scripts to follow, no "dumbing-down"... employees are encouraged and empowered to answer challenges and solve problems"*

Number of Job Openings: 1,343

Find jobs at Rent-A-Center.

In addition to fulfilling corporate-level positions, Wells Fargo has announced hundreds of open teller positions across the country, from Arizona to Idaho.

Employee Review: "Large company with a lot of training; encouraged to change positions/departments within bank to grow and learn; good senior management and diversity commitment."*

Number of Jobs: 1,320

Find jobs at Wells Fargo.

Recently honored as a "Carrier of the Year" by Schneider Logistics, Heartland Express provides medium- to short-haul regional freight transportation.

Employee Review: "Highest pay per mile in the industry -- top end earns up to 52 cents per mile, brand new equipment that is very well maintained -- nothing older than 2 years old, really do get home most of the time"*

Number of Job Openings: 796

Find jobs at Heartland Express.