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The Best Companies to Work For are Hiring

From cnn.com

As many big companies are announcing mass layoffs, these 20 top employers have at least 350 openings each right now. Which Best Companies to Work For are doing the most recruiting and what kind of candidates are they looking for?

Edward Jones – Number of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009): 1,040

Google – Number of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009): 350

Wegmans Food Markets – Number of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009): 2,000

Cisco Systems – Number of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009): 500

Genentech – Number of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009): 585

Methodist Hospital System – Number of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009): 400

Whole Foods Market – Number of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009): 800

Microsoft – Number of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009): Thousands

Burns & McDonnell – Number of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009): 400

Ernst & Young – Number of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009): 2,800

Booz Allen Hamilton – Number of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009): 1,046

KPMG – Number of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009): Thousands

PricewaterhouseCoopers – Number of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009): 500 ( PricewaterhouseCoopers’ goal is to hire approximately 3,000)

Scripps Health –Number of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009): 442

Mayo Clinic – Number of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009): 1,000

Baptist Health South Florida – Number of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009): 728

Bright Horizons – Number of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009): 387

Publix Super Markets – Number of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009): 900+

T-Mobile – Number of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009): 2,163

Accenture – Number of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009): Thousands

03/05/2009 Posted by | jobs | , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Where the jobs are – still

Excerpted from money.cnn.com

If you happen to belong to the broad category of employees the Bureau of Labor Statistics identifies as “management, business, and financial occupations” — a group that includes white-collar folk whose titles range from office manager to CEO — there may well be a job opening out there somewhere with your name on it.

“…grim reports about mounting unemployment usually neglect to mention that job losses don’t fall equally across all categories of workers. The overall unemployment rate… includes people of all ages and occupations. But joblessness tends to be more widespread among very young workers, no matter what the economy is doing, points out Karen Kosanovich, an economist at the BLS.

Notes Jonas Prising, president of staffing giant Manpower North America (www.manpower.com), “Some of the ‘job cuts’ announced in late 2008, especially by very large companies, included normal attrition like retirements, plus a certain amount of deciding simply to leave some unfilled positions open for now. So that widely cited figure of 2 million job losses is not all involuntary layoffs, which makes it far less scary than it sounds.” 

 

“It’s critical for job seekers to keep a sense of perspective about the downturn, because there are still companies hiring,” says TheLadders.com president Alexandre Douzet.
 

TheLadders.com researchers looked at 10 metropolitan areas around the U.S. and found that out-of-work executives have the best chance of getting a new job in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, two cities where the ratio of candidates to openings is lowest (3-to-1). Boston has a job seeker-to-job ratio of 5-to-1; Philadelphia and New York are slightly tougher at 6-to-1; and Chicago, Austin, and Los Angeles are the most crowded (hence most competitive) executive job markets, with 7-to-1 ratios.

 

Where the jobs are

02/23/2009 Posted by | Economy, jobs | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

San Francisco jobs snapshot

San Francisco jobs snapshot

Most job openings: 364 Health care; 203 Management; 145 Nursing; 126 Business and financial operations

Fewest job openings: 1 media; 3 Protective services; 6 Legal

Layoff notices for February: 128 Ralphs Grocery Co.; 85 Cnet Networks Inc.; 75 Adobe Systems Inc.; 73 San Francisco Housing Authority; 1 JPMorgan Chase; 1 Western Union Co.

02/09/2009 Posted by | jobs | , | Leave a comment