May will be a busy month for job seekers. Not only are high school and college students graduating and looking to enter the work force, but this month also notes the beginning of seasonal employment. To start off your job search right this May, learn more about what’s happening in hiring and which companies have openings right now.
Those workers who are interested in a summer gig will need to move quickly as seasonal jobs fill up fast. And keep in mind that a temporary role may have the potential to lead to something more permanent. Check out these do’s and don’ts for turning a seasonal role into permanent employment.
Recent grads may want to enjoy a final summer off, but entering the workforce early makes for less competition come fall. It also brings with it a paycheck that can fund some big summer plans. For resources on first jobs and internships, as well as information specific to recent grads, CareerRookie.com has answers and advice worth following to start a successful career.
All this comes at a time when the economy is displaying strong signs of growth. April’s jobs report showed unexpected numbers, with an increase of 288,000 jobs and a drop in the unemployment rate to 6.3 percent. And while those numbers send a mixed message as the labor force changes its size, the higher number of jobs added sends encouragement that positions are continuing to come back after the recession.
With those workforce happenings in mind, check out these five companies hiring in May:
1. Aventure Staffing
Industry: Engineering, technical, sales, finance, light industrial, health care
Sample job titles: Manufacturing engineer, design engineer, IT technician, inside sales manager
2. Capstone Search Group
Sample job titles: Chief underwriter, personal lines producing agent, loss control specialist
3. Encompass Home Health & Hospice
Industry: Home health, hospice
Sample job titles: Occupational therapist, physical therapist, speech-language pathology therapist, registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse, licensed practical nurse
Location: Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Kansas, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Virginia
4. The InSource Group
Industry: IT, engineering
Sample job titles: Web developer, Java developer, CQ developer, project manager, systems engineer, integration engineer
Location: Dallas, Fort Worth, Texas
5. Jacobson Companies
Sample job titles: Warehouse supervisor, CDL driver (local or OTR), continuous improvement manager, customer service representative, general manager