• Job Market is Looking Up! Look who’s Hiring in May

    Well the road to economic recovery has been a rough road, especially these last few months, job seekers of all ages have gotten positive news lately.

    Check out these studies per MSN Career:

    • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Characteristics of Families summary, the number of families that included an unemployed person fell from a peak of 12.4 percent in 2010 to 11.5 percent in 2011.
    • A joint study by CareerBuilder and CareerRookie found that 54 percent of employers surveyed plan to hire recent college graduates in 2012, up from 46 percent in 2011, 44 percent in 2010 and 43 percent in 2009.
    • The BLS also reported that from June to September 2011, gross job gains from opening and expanding private-sector establishments were 7.1 million, an increase of 166,000 jobs from the previous quarter.  
    • The U.S. consumer confidence index increased 9 points to 92 in the first quarter of 2012, the highest it’s been in more than four years, according to the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index. The index tracks consumer confidence, major concerns and spending intentions of Internet users around the world.

    To help keep this streak of promising news coming, here’s a list of 15 companies that are hiring during May:

    1. American Crystal Sugar
    Sample job titles: Electrician, millwright, electronic controls technician, engineer, general laborer, boiler house, IT specialist, machinist
    Drayton, N.D.; Grand Forks, N.D.; Moorhead, Minn.; Crookston, Minn.; Sidney, Mont.

    2. Austal USA
    Sample job titles: Class A: aluminum structural fitter, aluminum structural welder, electrician, fitout tradesman, pipe fitter, pipe welder, senior network engineer, pipe manager
    Location: Mobile, Ala.

    3. Community Health Systems
    Health care/information technology
    Sample job titles: Data center manager, IT enterprise architect, director of clinical information systems, health care IT application analyst, storage area network engineer, database administrator, clinical information systems team lead, McKesson application specialist, senior business intelligence analyst, financial application analyst
    Nashville, Tenn.; Birmingham, Ala.

    4. ConAm Management
    Property management
    Sample job titles: Leasing consultant, assistant manager, community manager, help desk support, maintenance technician, business manager, groundskeeper, housekeeper, director
    Location: Nationwide (mostly West Coast)

    5. Del Monte Foods
    Consumer packaged goods
    Sample job titles: Associate brand manager, brand manager, senior brand manager, business intelligence developer, director — digital strategy, senior manager, shopper marketing, business development analyst — strategy planning
    Pittsburgh; San Francisco; Walnut Creek, Calif.; San Ramon, Calif.; Terminal Island, Calif.

    6. Elsevier
    Sample job titles: Senior content strategist, technical product manager, sales manager
    New York, Georgia, California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Missouri

    7. GAITS
    Information technology
    Sample job titles: Cyber security, systems administration, help desk, scientific computing, programmer, database administrator, information assurance, information technology infrastructure
    Albuquerque, N.M.; Livermore, Calif.; Washington, D.C.; Amarillo, Texas; Denver

    8. Luby’s
    Restaurant/food service
    Sample job title: Restaurant manager
    Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas

    9. NRG Energy
    Industry: Energy
    Sample job titles: Energy marketing manager, staff accountant, director — public relations and communications
    Location: California, New Jersey, Texas

    10. Patterson Dental Supply
    Health care/dental
    Sample job titles:
    Territory sales representative, service technician, customer service, management, technical support representative

    11. Paychex
    Industry: Accounting/finance, banking/financial services
    Sample job titles: Sales representative — retirement services, sales representative — core payroll, sales representative — human resource solutions, district sales manager — human resource solutions, payroll specialist, client service representative, business systems analyst, project manager — business development, IT project manager
    Location: Nationwide

    12. Trax International
    Industry: Government/defense, technical services
    Sample job titles: Telecommunication engineer, air-conditioning maintenance mechanic, computer systems analyst, parachute rigger, internal compliance auditor, Web developer/designer
    Location: Las Vegas; Yuma, Ariz.; Aberdeen, Md.; Greenbelt, Md.; Norman, Okla.; El Paso, Texas; Sterling, Va.; Lynchburg, Va.

    13. Viaero Wireless
    Industry: Telecommunications
    Sample job titles: Retail sales associate, retail store manager, billing support specialist, cell site technician, indirect account executive, customer service representative
    Location: Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas

    14. Yale Enforcement Services
    Industry: Security
    Sample job titles: Security officer, security guard, security site supervisor
    Location: Illinois, Florida, Kansas, Nebraska, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee

    15. Yelp
    Sales, advertising
    Sample job titles:
    Account executive, inside sales — advertising sales
    Scottsdale, Ariz.; San Francisco; New York

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