The Bureau of Labor Statistics just released data on the December 2011 regional and state employment and unemployment rates. There’s good news to report: Regional and state unemployment rates were slightly lower in December, with 37 states and the District of Columbia recording unemployment rate decreases.
Year over year, the news was also bright, with 46 states registering unemployment rate decreases from a year prior.
With the national jobless rate continuing to trend down, it will be interesting to see how the topic is tackled during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. We’ll be doing a follow-up post on his speech, so be sure to check that out. In the meantime, here’s our list of 10 companies hiring this week.
1. American Diabetes Association
Sample job titles: Manager – fundraising and special events, director – programs, associate manager – community initiatives
2. Astellas Pharma US, Inc.
Industry: Pharmaceutical, health care
Sample job titles: Senior medical director, regional sales manager, pharmaceutical sales, associate director, senior scientist
3. Greatwide Logistics
Sample job titles: CDL A driver, carrier procurement/carrier management manager, logistics/transportation supervisor, call center reps — fleet logistics/part-time
4. Mansfield Oil Company
Industry: Oil and gas
Sample job titles: LTL logistics analyst, business development specialist – MGES, operations manager
5. Mattress Firm, Inc.
Sample job titles: Sales manager in training, sales associate, store manager, assistant store manager, operations manager, warehouse associates
6. Portfolio Recovery Associates
Sample job titles: Acquisitions manager, help desk analyst, account representative — collections, business analyst
7. Smith Transport
Sample job titles: Class A CDL truck drivers
8. Tara Therapy
Industry: Health care
Sample job titles: Physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist, physical therapist assistant, certified occupational therapy assistant
9. Town Sports International (New York Sports Club, Boston Sports Club, Philadelphia Sports Club, Washington Sports Club)
Sample job titles: Personal trainers, membership sales consultants, fitness managers, general managers, assistant general managers
10. Visium Resources
Sample job titles: Architectural designer, C++/embedded Linux developer