With less than four weeks left in the year, many job seekers are looking ahead to what 2012 will bring. And with unemployment down and consumer confidence up, some are approaching the new year with cautious optimism.
To add to the recent positive news, The Bureau of Labor Statistics just released a report on jobless rates in metropolitan areas. It showed that unemployment rates were lower in October than a year prior in 281 of the 372 metropolitan areas. In addition, 74 metro areas — down from 98 last October — reported jobless rates of at least 10 percent, while 106 areas posted rates below 7 percent, up from 80 areas last year.
No matter where your metro area falls within this report, we encourage you to check out today’s list of 10 companies hiring this week — one might just be the right fit for you.
Sample job titles: Producers (P&C), benefits (H&W) consultants, reinsurance analysts, IT, finance
2. Chico’s FAS
Industry: Women’s apparel retail sales/marketing
Sample job titles: Retail sales, corporate positions, some seasonal
3. Fresenius Medical Care North America
Industry: Health care
Sample job titles: Clinical managers, acute-care registered nurses
4. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Sample job titles: Financial advisers
5. New York Life Insurance
Sample job titles: Sales, management
Industry: Residential and commercial service
Sample job titles: Customer service representatives, residential and commercial sales, technicians, trainers, management positions
8. State Farm
Sample job titles: Insurance sales representative, customer service representative
9. Tango Transport
Sample job titles: Truck drivers
10. Wells Fargo
Sample job titles: Tellers, personal bankers, customer service representatives, underwriters