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The Week’s Best Hiring News: Week of June 21, 2010

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Another strange week on the hiring front: while there’s definitely a pulse in the hiring market, it remains a faint one. Thus, the best news that’s coming out still tends to be of the “we’ll start hiring soon…we promise” variety. While that bodes well for the second half of the year, it means that many of the announcements below are thin in terms of numbers. Still, the spectrum of industries the open positions cover suggests another reason to be quietly optimistic.

  • The University of Kansas is hiring an auditor. In response to a ticket-scalping scandal. Prepare to be scrutinized.
  • Several banks are hiring in their mortgage divisions as they begin ramping up for an anticipated increase in home loans. While we’ve reported many of those openings in previous weeks, CNNMoney does a nice job of drawing them together, so if you’re interested in the field the article is worth reading.
  • CEOs are more upbeat about hiring. How upbeat? Well, some 39 percent expect to increase hiring in the next six months, the highest level since 2007. Whether that means they’ll actually get round to doing anything is another question entirely, of course.
  • Two high-profile ex-politicos not looking for work anymore: former lobbyist Jack Abramoff and former governor of New York Eliot Spitzer.
  • There’s all kinds of government-related hiring on the horizon as 2011 budget requests go under the microscope. To get the full scoop, you’ll need to read this article from the Washington Post, but here are a couple of highlights: the DOJ is looking to hire for 708 positions to help it cope with economic crimes, while the FBI would like an additional 812 employees, including 276 special agents. For more info, why not check out the Vault Guide to Government and Nonprofit Employers.
  • Hella Electronics is predicting a 20 percent increase in business. Which means it’s got some hiring to do.
  • Raytheon is hiring 4,500 engineers. Provided they can find enough qualified candidates, that is.
  • SAP Labs is hiring up to 300. Specifically, the tech company is looking for ” xperienced application developers, project managers, cloud computing experts, mobile developers and those with deep partner experience for its laboratory in Palo Alto, Calif.”
  • Detroit Medical Center is hiring 200 people. Per month.
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Written by Phil Stott

June 25, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Posted in hiring

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