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13 companies hiring this year


Here are a variety of such strong companies in various industries, which are looking to hire a diverse selection of jobs in 2009, despite the tough economy:

7-Eleven: A leader in convenience retailing, with approximately 7,600 7-Eleven stores in North America [and] more than 35,000 stores in 17 countries, according to Jim Wahl, the company’s manager of talent acquisition systems.

Looking for:  Candidates for operations, accounting, information systems, merchandising and marketing.

Banfield: The largest pet general veterinary practice in the world, says Mike Mason, senior director of team resources. It offers a full range of comprehensive medical services and a quality assurance program.

Looking for: Their 2009 plan calls for replacing new positions as they become open in the main campus in Portland, Oregon, and in their hospitals, as well as hiring quality associates to staff the new hospitals. To staff the hospitals, they are looking for veterinarians, PetNurses, office managers and client service coordinators.

Farmers Insurance: The nation’s third-largest personal lines property and casualty insurance group, according to Andy Reser, vice president of agencies. It provides homeowners, auto, business, specialty products, life insurance and financial services to more than 10 million households.

Looking for:  They offer the opportunity to build your own business. You’ll have the latitude to set your own professional goals and income potential. The need for qualified bilingual individuals is an important component of their overall strategy.

Gentiva Health Services: Offers a range of highly skilled in-home care services, including nursing, therapy, infusion, pharmacy, respiratory, orthopedics, cardiopulmonary, senior health, neurorehabilitation and hospice, says Angela McClure, assistant vice president of recruitment and staffing.

Looking for: Compassionate nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other clinicians, sales, management and administrative support professionals.

HealthMarkets: A nationwide individual health insurance provider that aims to simplify the health insurance experience for its members and enhance the career experience for its agents, says Andrew Fortunato, senior vice president of recruiting strategy.

Looking for: Individuals with the desire and drive to be part of a team dedicated to delivering highly personalized health protection solutions to self-employed individuals and their families across America. Their agents are the main point of contact with people who must purchase health insurance on their own.

ITT Corporation (advanced engineering & sciences division) A division of ITT’s Defense Electronics & Services group that provides leading-edge product development, technology, engineering, research and project management services to government, industrial and commercial customers.

Looking for:  Primary focus is on candidates with a strong engineering background or those with prior military experience.

M.A.R.S. International: A franchise that offers mobile cosmetic repair and reconditioning services to industries including hotels, motorcycles, boats, automobiles, RVs and more. It specializes in the repair of the wear and tear that damages the look and functionality of items people use daily.

Looking for: Technicians to execute these kinds of repairs and for managers to oversee the technicians. Technicians will have some aptitude for working with their hands, enjoy working outdoors and managing their own time. They will be self-starters that are motivated, friendly and determined.

PricewaterhouseCoopers:  An organization that provides industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to build public trust and enhance value for its clients and their stakeholders, according to the company Web site.

Looking for: They have needs in each line of service — audit, tax and advisory — as well as their internal firm services organization, such as marketing, sales, HR and IT.

ServiceMaster:  A company which provides such services as lawn care and landscape maintenance, termite and pest control, home warranties, cleaning and disaster restoration, house cleaning, furniture repair and home inspection, Hough says. Its brands include TruGreen, TruGreen LandCare, Terminix, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec.

Looking for:  Hard working, ethical employees that customers can trust to invite into their homes and enrich their lives.

State Farm: A provider of insurance and financial services products that insure more cars and homes than any other insurer in the U.S., says Rich Garcia, director of enterprise recruiting and retention. It has 68,000 employees and 17,000 agents who service more than 78 million insurance policies and 1.9 million bank accounts.

Looking for:  A wide range of candidates with various experiences to fill internships and opportunities ranging from entry level to management. Frequently-posted positions include opportunities in claims, underwriting and systems/IT.  Always looking for that next State Farm agent.

Sutter Health: A family of doctors, not-for-profit hospitals and other health-care service providers that share resources and expertise to advance health-care quality and access.

Looking for:  From providing care at the bedside to implementing lifesaving technology and administrative professionals, there are a variety of positions available throughout Sutter Health.

Scotts Miracle-Gro Company/Scotts LawnService: A division of The Scotts Company supplier and marketer of consumer products for do-it-yourself lawn and garden care, says Peter Korda, senior vice president. It was founded in 1997 to provide products and services for customers who desire someone else to take care of their lawns for them.

Looking for: People to join help deliver professional lawn care. Hiring for territory service representatives, sales representatives and customer service representatives.

URS Corporation:  A provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world. URS provides services for power, infrastructure, industrial and commercial, and federal projects and programs.

Looking for:  Talent in key areas such as engineering, construction management, program management, power, environmental, health and safety, homeland security, logistics, operations and maintenance and more. Positions are available at all experience levels — from new graduates to seasoned professionals.

03/16/2009 - Posted by | job search | , , , , , ,


  1. Interesting blog, I’ll try and spread the word.

    Comment by wonker | 03/19/2009 | Reply

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