The Week’s Best Hiring News–Week of May 17, 2010
What with the stock market plummeting on worries about the European economy, it hasn’t been the best of weeks for those of us willing the job market back to life. Leaving aside the potential for an economic backslide leading to a stall in hiring or—worse—the economy shedding jobs once again, there were still some fairly positive stories this week:
- Amazon is fighting back against the iPad. Result: 81 job openings at Amazon subsidiary Lab 126.
- You don’t need to move to California to get a job in tech, however: a health care software firm company in South Carolina is hiring for as many as 70 positions.
- Meanwhile, for those in Missouri, IBM is hiring 800 over the next 30 months. (View the IBM company profile on Vault.
- And, still on the tech front, Navy Cyber Forces (CYBERFOR) is hiring for 250 positions in Virginia Beach and Norfolk, VA, as well as in San Diego and Hawaii.
- You know things are looking up when major media outlets start turning out articles about which companies and sectors are hiring the most. Cue Forbes‘ list of companies hiring the most–those include big names like Bank of America, Kaiser Permanente and many more—and The Huffington Post‘sTop 10 Jobs Hiring the Most, with accompanying slideshow. (Without giving too much away, it’s a good time to be in healthcare or skilled trades.)
- Good news if you’re in—or would like to be in—both finance and Singapore: Standard Chartered is hiring 2,000 by 2012, while ANZ is looking for 500 employees in the next 12 months. (View Vault’s profile of Standard Chartered.)