HireCentrix News Updates
The fourth quarter gets a bum rap when it comes to hiring, but if you're a job seeker, you shouldn't completely discount the final months of the year. Though it is true that some industries put the brakes on hiring during Q4, November can actually be a fruitful time for job seekers.
For one, many employers want to get positions filled before the holiday season kicks into high gear, motivating hiring managers to make decisions before Thanksgiving. Plus, hiring for holiday positions ramps up in November as hospitality, retail and transportation companies scramble to get staff in place before busy season begins. Finally, the end of the year can mean less competition for job seekers, since many people put their searches on hold until the New Year in order to enjoy the holiday season.
Still need proof that it's possible to get a job before 2012? All 15 of these companies are currently hiring:
1. Ascend Performance Materials
Number of openings: 52
Sample job titles: Chemical manufacturing engineer, senior project manager
Location: Ala., Fla., S.C., Texas,
Industry: Global food/Agribusiness
Number of openings: 50+
Sample job titles: Senior accountant, grain management trainees, operations manager, sales support specialist, engineer, business analyst, human resources manager, grain operations manager, export documentation specialist, grain merchandiser, trader
Location: Ark., Ala., Calif., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kan., Ky., La., Miss., Mo., Neb., N.J., Tenn., Texas, Va.
3. CareOne/HealthBridge Management
Industry: Senior care
Number of openings: 200+
Sample job titles: Physical therapist, occupational therapist, RN
Location: Conn., Mass., Mich., N.J., Ohio, Penn., Va.
4. Chico's FAS (Chico's, Soma Intimates, White House/Black Market, Boston Proper)
Industry: Women's apparel retail sales/marketing
Number of openings: 1,000+
Sample job titles: Corporate positions, store manager, sales associate, visual manager, learning and development
Location: Nationwide for in-store positions; Ft. Myers, Fla. for corporate positions.
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Growth in women's share of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) occupations declined to 27% in 2011from a high of 34% in 1990. While women make up nearly half of the workforce, they were 26% of the STEM workforce in 2011.
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