The U.S. may not have added jobs in August, leaving the unemployment rate unchanged at 9.1 percent, but there are companies that are hiring. Online career site CareerBuilder.com released a list of the top 10 companies taking on new employees in the U.S. and the world, drawn on data collected within the past two weeks.
At the top of the list is moving and storage company U-Haul, in Phoenix. A company spokeswoman said it has approximately 1,000 field positions and about 75 corporate jobs available. Those include openings for six programmers, and several more for web designers. Perhaps the company’s success attests to the growing mobility of the U.S. population. According to the company, which has offered services for “do-it-yourself moving households” since 1945, one in five people move each year and the average person moves 11 times in a lifetime.
Some of the companies in the list are hiring outside the country, like telecommunications equipment manufacturer Motorola Solutions. A spokesman for Motorola Solutions said the company does not comment on the specific number of jobs available, but it currently has 23,000 employees in 65 countries.
Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources at CareerBuilder, said the U.S. unemployment situation should improve this year.
“Unfortunately, the economy is not yet consistently producing jobs in a healthy range each month, which is necessary to bring down the unemployment rate,” Haefner said. “The encouraging news, however, is that today there are companies looking to add a large volume of new employees in a variety of positions, and we expect this trend to continue through the remainder of the year.”
CareerBuilder’s Top Companies Hiring in Large Volume:
U-Haul, based in Phoenix
Number of Jobs: 1,575+
Types of positions: General Manager and trainees, Shop Manager, Customer Care Representative, Programmer, Web Designer, Traffic Control Manager, Storage Team Manager, Structural Engineer, Production Manager and Transfer Driver
AON, based in Chicago
Number of jobs: 1,390+
Types of positions: Risk Management, Insurance Brokerage Services, Benefits Outsourcing, Human Capital Consulting and Actuarial
PNC, based in Pittsburgh
Number of jobs: 1,000+
Types of positions: Mortgage Loan Officer, Bank Branch Manager, Software Engineer, Part-time Teller, Relationship Manager and Financial Adviser
Yellowbook, based in Uniondale, N.Y.
Number of jobs: 1,000+
Types of Positions: New Media Specialist, Client Service Representative, Entry-level Customer Service, Finance, IT- Engineering, Developer, Programmer, Entry-level Production and Entry-level Field Distribution Management
Red Ventures, based in Fort Mill, S.C.
Number of Jobs: 1,000+
Types of positions: Inside Sales, Web Developer, Online Marketing, Sales Trainer, Corporate Recruiter, PHP Developer, Sales Recruiter, Human Resources and Copywriter
Comfort Keepers, based in Dayton, Ohio
Number of Jobs: 900+
Types of positions: Caregiver, Home Health Aide, LPN, Personal Care Aide, Registered Nurse, Community Relations and Marketing Director
Motorola Solutions, based in Schaumburg, Ill.
Number of jobs: 600+ globally
Types of positions: Various IT and Engineering roles – Product Manager, Systems Engineer, Information Security Specialist and Software Engineer.
Bridgestone Retail Operations, based in Bloomingdale, Ill.
Number of jobs: 400+
Types of positions: Retail Management Trainee, Retail Sales (full-time and part-time), Automotive Technician (full-time and part-time) and Automotive Maintenance Technician (full-time and part-time)
UniTek Global Services, based in Blue Bell, Pa.
Number of Jobs: 400+
Types of positions: Cable Installer, Satellite Installer and Wireless Installation Project Manager and Foreman
Earthlink, based in Atlanta Number of jobs: 300+
Types of positions: Account Executive, Major Account Executive, National Account Executive, System Sales, Channel Sales, Sales Engineer, Field Technician, NOC Technician and Branch Manager