Now Hiring – This Week 11/6-11/12


November 6 – November 12

We know that your job search can get quite frustrating these days with more people trying to find a job and fewer employment opportunities available.  Most of these companies do back ground checks, but if you are honest and explain upfront, many may give you an opportunity.  Keep your chin and attitude up.  Remember, it will be difficult, but your Attitude determines your Altitude!

To ease the burden, we’ve tracked down 10 top companies that are hiring this week — from sales jobs to finance jobs, full-time jobs to part-time jobs. We hope you find a job that’s perfect for you.

Good luck job hunting!

1. Macy’s

Originally founded as Federated Department Stores in 1929, the company was officially renamed Macy’s in 2007. With over 800 stores across the nation, Macy’s is one of the largest retail companies in the United States. Macy’s sales rose throughout 2010 and it already has announced plans to hire 3,500 employees in the next two years.

Employee Review: “The management is competent. Employees are given a good discount and still able to use coupons. You can pick up more hours online when they become available.”*

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2. Snap-On Tools

Founded in 1920, Snap-On designs, manufactures and markets professional-grade tools in the United States. They operate on a franchise model, with dealer vans that function as mobile showrooms. This sales and marketing method has proven successful, and is the basis for the company’s entire business model.

Snap-On has a history of involvement in the automotive and motor sports industries. Their tools are popular among mechanics, and the company has traditionally sponsored various motor sport teams in the U.S., including Roger Penske Racing and Penske’s Sprint Cup Series team.

The company recently kicked off their “Snap-On Rescue Rig” promotion. The Rescue Rig is traveling the country in search of technicians who are using less efficient tools. Snap-On’s stock has also been on the move lately.

Employee Review: “Progressive environment, clear strategic business objectives and communications, clear mission. Vision values communications. Company going through changes for the better.”*

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3. AT&T Retail

With over 96 million mobile customers, AT&T Wireless is the 20th largest mobile phone service provider in the world, and according to Forbes, the 14th largest company in the world by market value.

The company’s mobile division is headquartered in Dekalb, Ga., just outside of Atlanta. Between the years of 2005 and 2007, the company acquired Cingular Wireless and BellSouth. Until recently, AT&T Wireless was the exclusive carrier of Apple’s popular iPhone line in the United States.

AT&T is now one of three major wireless carriers, alongside Verizon and Sprint, to feature Apple’s new iPhone 4S. Recent reports indicate that AT&T’s wireless revenue has grown by over 4 percent versus last year.

Employee Review: “They provide great benefits and pay. I know they match quite a bit for 401(k) investment. It is a great job for someone interested in technology and learning about new technologies. Also, it is great to know that you are helping others out on a daily basis.”*

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4. Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo is the fourth-largest bank in the United States by assets, and the 11th largest company in the U.S. Headquartered in San Francisco, they employ nearly 300,000 and have over 70 million customers nationwide.

The recent conversion of Wachovia branches to the Wells Fargo name has gone well, even creating jobs in some locales. Although Wells Fargo was in the news alongside other banks regarding a proposed debit card usage fee, they have recently announced the cancellation of the program.

Employee Review: “Large company with a lot of training, encouraged to change positions/departments within bank to grow and learn; good senior management and diversity commitment.”*

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5. Sears

Most people recognize Sears as the department store common to countless shopping malls. While their department stores are certainly popular, Sears Holdings operates several other brands as well.

Sears is one of several retailers offering layaway service again, in part due to recent economic conditions. The company was the ninth-largest retailer in 2010, behind other giants like Wal-Mart Stores, Target and Costco.

Employee Review: “My favorite thing about working with Sears is the stability. The company has been around for over 100 years and is one of the largest in the world. It has great benefits and work-life balance is excellent. I don’t have to worry about being on-call on nights and weekends. They have really great quality people who are easy to get along with.”*

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6. Aaron’s

Aaron’s is a retailer that sells lease-to-own furniture as well as other household items such as computers, appliances and home electronics. Additionally, the company manufactures furniture, bedding and other accessories.

The company was founded in 1955 by R. Charles Loudermilk Sr., who has been chairman of Aaron’s, Inc., since its inception. Today the company has over 1,500 company-owned and franchise locations across North America.

The company started producing its own family outdoors show, known as “‘Aaron’s Outdoors.” As Mark Rudnick, the company’s VP of marketing has stated, “Aaron’s Outdoors is Aaron’s celebration of family life outside the home, in the great outdoors.”

Employee Review: “The great people that you get to see and work with on a regular basis — you meet some AWESOME people that you start to consider great acquaintances/friends. Rewarded handsomely for your duties.”*

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7. Avis

Avis Budget Group, headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., is a leading vehicle rental agency in North America, Australia, New Zealand and other regions that the company serves. The company’s fleet has more than 350,000 vehicles and ABG completed more than 23 million rental transactions in 2009.

Among the company’s efforts to streamline the car rental process is their iPhone app, which allows customers to make, change or check reservations on the go. The company is also keen on using surveys to solicit feedback. Such surveys led them to be the first company in the industry to offer a completely smoke-free fleet.

Employee Review:“You do get good health benefits and a company car. Airports are the best places to work in this company….”*Top Job Categories:

8. PwC

PricewaterhouseCoopers (now referred to as PwC) was formed in 1998 by the merger of English firms Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand, both of which originated in London in the mid 1800s. PwC offers services in a variety of fields, including human resources, crisis management, and tax and performance improvement, to clients across 26 industries.

The company maintains one of the world’s largest accounting networks, with over 750 offices stretched across roughly 150 countries. As of 2010, this network was maintained by a worldwide staff of over 161,000, so it’s not surprising that the company is listed among the so-called Big Four accounting firms, along with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Ernst & Young, and KPMG.

Employee Review: “The resources PwC offers are the main reason I have stayed. Money is better in industry than in the Big Four, but the experience/speed of advancement cannot be compared to.”*

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9. Sunrise Senior Living

First opened in 1981, Sunrise now offers assisted living facilities for seniors in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. They serve nearly 40,000 residents in total, and offer services that range from assisted living to rehabilitation.

The company has ranked repeatedly on the Fortune 1000 list, starting in 2005. Washingtonian magazine has also named Sunrise Senior Living as a “Great Place to Work” three times thus far.

Employee Review: The best part of working at Sunrise is working with the residents, and having great team members around you. Your work feels very rewarding because you are making a difference in people’s lives.*

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10. Aflac

The company was founded in 1955 by brothers John, Paul and Bill Amos. In 1964 the company pioneered the concept of “cluster-selling” insurance, in which sales agents would go to corporate offices to give groups of workers insurance presentations, as opposed to presenting each person individually.

In 1990 Daniel Amos was named CEO of the company, and in 2000 he made history when he introduced the world to the Aflac Duck. The world-famous fowl now has his own place on the Madison Avenue Walk of Fame and is a universally recognized icon of American popular culture.

The company was named by IDG’s Computerworld as one of the “Best Places to Work in Information Technology for 2011.” This is the 12th time that Aflac has achieved the distinction of being one of the top 100 organizations in terms of compensation, benefits, training and career development.

Employee Review: “Great product that provides peace of mind. This is an easy sell if you point out why there is such a need for it. Nice incentives, but the bar is set high.”*

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*All employee reviews provided courtesy of Glassdoor.com.

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