This Week’s Best Hiring News–Week of April 26, 2010
It’s been another reasonably positive week on the jobs front: openings galore, not too much in the way of layoff-related news, and then this morning’s announcement that the economy grew 3.2 percent in the first quarter of the year. Little wonder, then, that there has been a steady stream of positive hiring news, with many companies announcing not just the intention to hire, but multi-year plans built around serious expansion efforts. Hopefully there’s much more of this sort of thing to come.
- In a week where an oil spill is dominating headlines, the following item shouldn’t be too surprising: the nuclear industry is hiring. Between 12,000 and 21,000 “workers ranging from specially trained maintenance crew to nuclear physicists. The one caveat: that’s the total projection over the next 30 years.
- Capitalizing on Goldman’s woes? Lots of banks are hiring. Among them: Nomura, which is hiring 60 investment bankers. Chase Bank appears to be launching a major hiring blitz: it’s seeking to open 90 branches in California this year, and 1,200 statewide. In Texas, meanwhile, Chase “is hiring 275 mortgage lenders.
- Still (sort of) in finance: Bank of America is “poised” for a “tech hiring spree”.
- The State of Georgia is spending $7 million in stimulus funds to hire teachers to bring foster children up to grade level.
- Managerial hiring prospects are looking up nationwide, reports a Memphis business paper, which ruefully adds that its home town is lagging behind.
- Video game specialists should be flocking to Blizzard: the company has 200 open positions worldwide, including 70 in its Irvine, CA headquarters.
- What are we to make of tech? The IT industry lost a quarter of a million jobs last year, but is now hiring again all over the country.
- Shaw Communications will likely be hiring soon. The company is spending $100 million to build a new wireless service.
- Green tech outfit Vestas is seeking 1,300 new employees.
- 74 percent of nation’s insurance companies are currently hiring. Need we say more? Didn’t think so.
- Know anything about foreign films? You’ll probably need to if you want to apply for the open position at Netflix. The DVD rental firm is “seeking a Director of Product Management to ‘help drive its international expansion efforts.'”
- Indian consulting outfit Infosys is hiring 1,000 expats to work in India this year. Where they’ll come from is anyone’s guess.