Despite Massive Layoffs Nationwide, These 28 Companies Are Hiring

by: Jack Haddad

According to a recent article by Fortune magazine, the following companies are on a hiring binge:

  1. Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT). An estimated number of 960 new job openings to staff new locations. It's hiring store managers, human resource managers, pharmacists, customer service associates and cashiers, among others.
  2. Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ). An estimated 150 new openings needed in several areas of its businesses, including information technology, human resources, research and development, marketing, finance and administrative.
  3. Bank of America (NYSE:BAC). 1,860 new positions needed in several areas including consumer banking, small business banking, credit cards, home loans, global banking, wealth management, technology, human resources, finance, communications, marketing and administration.
  4. State Farm Insurance. An estimated 800+ new agents needed. There are positions in a variety of areas including claims and underwriting, finance, accounting and legal. The company aims to add 800 to 1000 new agent positions across the country, specifically in the Northeast, Texas and California.
  5. WellPoint (WLP). 1,225 new positions needed. It's hiring health outreach specialists, nurse case managers, accountants, actuaries, claims representatives, customer care representatives, enrollment and billing representatives, account managers, marketing managers, business analysts and sales assistants.
  6. Boeing (NYSE:BA). 2,460 positions are available in various areas such as engineering, finance, communications, contracts, intellectual property, information systems, program and project management, operations, quality, marketing, supplier management and supplier quality, legal, business development and some administrative and support positions.
  7. Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT). 630 Positions are available in marketing, software development, customer service, information technology, operations, program management, small and medium business sales, software testing, administrative services, operations, user assistance and education, game design, content publishing, marketing communications, legal and finance.
  8. MetLife (NYSE:MET). 1,000 new positions are needed in areas of information technology, human resources, finance, operations, call center, administration and sales (including individual policies, group, home loans - mortgage and reverse mortgages).
  9. United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS). 3,070 positions are needed for part-time package handlers, mechanics, warehouse personnel, sales representatives and information technology professionals.
  10. Medco Health Solutions (NYSE:MHS). 300+ new positions for selective hiring companywide. One division in particular, Liberty Medical, which serves the needs of patients with diabetes, is hiring for a number of customer service positions.
  11. Lowe's (NYSE:LOW). 7,900 jobs are available in corporate, stores and distribution centers. Positions range from seasonal employees in Lowe's stores, to team members in regional distribution centers, to miscellaneous positions in the corporate office.
  12. Time Warner (NYSE:TWX). 480 openings posted online include positions in creative, editorial, marketing, media, finance, accounting, graphics design, animation, new media, ad sales, film/television production and programming, administrative, information technology services and online.
  13. Sears (NASDAQ:SHLD). 500+ new postions in information technology, eCommerce, finance, audit, marketing, brand management, merchandising and distribution. Positions are also available for associates, store managers and in-home technicians.
  14. Supervalu (NYSE:SVU). 180+ Corporate positions are available in various departments including advertising, marketing, retail operations, merchandising and finance. In addition, there are open positions in retail stores and supply chain services.
  15. Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI). 750 positions related to energy efficiency.
  16. GMAC. 750 positions include project managers, mortgage loan officers, underwriters, servicing call center representatives and loan loss mitigators. Additional openings are available in information technology, finance, compliance, risk and treasury.
  17. Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA). 1,000 openings primarily in call center operations, field operations, warehousing and sales.
  18. Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC). 3,700 openings include positions in information technology, engineering, production/manufacturing, supply chain management, program management, product development and administration (including human resources and finance).
  19. Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO). 160 jobs for a variety of different functions on many levels including finance, bottling, retail operations, production and customer service, delivery and food chemistry.
  20. New York Life Insurance. 3,640 positions are available in accounting, actuarial, auditing, customer support, information technology, investment management, legal, life insurance and annuity products, product development and strategy, sales and underwriting.
  21. Aetna (NYSE:AET). 550 openings are in customer service, claims and health care, including nurses.
  22. Motorola (MOT). 520 openings are in engineering, sales, finance, marketing and project management.
  23. Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). 260 jobs in sales, legal, information technology, administrative, engineering, clinical research, manufacturing, quality assurance and accounting.
  24. General Dynamics (NYSE:GD). 2,365 openings in many areas, but most job opportunities are in technology and manufacturing fields, and include administrative, engineering, design and development and production and installation positions.
  25. Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU). 235 openings are in financial, actuarial, market research and analysis, operations and administrative.
  26. Humana (NYSE:HUM). 265 openings in sales, nursing, actuarial, finance, project management, information technology, pharmacy, medical, health, insurance, administrative, compliance, communications and legal.
  27. Liberty Insurance Mutual Group. 500 positions are available in finance, nursing, legal, claims and sales.
  28. HCA (NYSE:HCA). 9,000 openings for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, clinical technicians and patient care support workers.

Disclosure: The author owns none of the securities in his portfolio.