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Sears Has 21,800 and Lowe’s Has 15,000 Job Openings, apply now ..

1.   Sears Has 21,800 Job Openings:
Sears Holdings is hiring on both its corporate and its operations side of their business. There are openings for about 1,800 salaried positions and roughly 20,000 hourly ones, reports Fortune.
Those jobs are spread over a broad spectrum of skills, including home services, Sears and Kmart distribution centers, as well as Sears auto centers. These opening will provide opportunities for job seekers with backgrounds ranging from experience operating a store to running an e-commerce site.
When you apply, those screening are looking for future employees who can provide an edge. You can demonstrate you are that kind of employee by already having gone the distance by the time an interview rolls around. This means go beyond checking out the website when you research Sears. If, for instance, you’re interested in a career in retail, you might try swinging by a Sears store or Sears auto center in order to observe how it functions. By talking to people already employed by the company, you can get a feel for the metabolism of the organization. If you see yourself as not only fitting in but also making a difference, don’t hesitate to tell Sears about that in your application and during the interview.
2.  Lowe’s Has 15,000 Job Openings:
Just in time for its busy spring season, Lowe’s is hiring 15,000 workers, reports Fortune. That’s when home-improvement enthusiasts as well as professional contractors dig in on projects. It’s also when homeowners think about buying new appliances, another line of products Lowe’s sells.
The open positions are diverse. Some are in the Lowe’s retail stores, some in the Lowe’s office, and some in the Lowe’s distribution centers. You could be doing direct customer service or overseeing content in a warehouse.
Many of the jobs are seasonal ones; however, given that Lowe’s has an outstanding brand name in home improvement as well as appliance sales and it ranks No. 42 on the Fortune 500 companies, this experience is an enhancer for any resume.
What Lowe’s is looking for is that you already have experience in the job you’re applying for. In your application and during the interview, highlight that. In addition, emphasize what you achieved in your previous jobs. You can also get an edge by swinging by stores or distribution centers where you want to get hired. Get a feel for the organizational culture. Ask workers some operational questions.
 
How to snag a Lowe’s job:
  • Apply online for open Lowe’s positions.
  • Stop by a Lowe’s facility, resume in hand, and ask to meet with the manager for a few minutes.
  • Hang around a Lowe’s facility and observe how the place runs. That outreach demonstrates initiative.
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2010-11 Working Mother 100 Best Companies

No one would say that being a working parent is easy. If you have a newborn at home, good luck getting more than a few hours of sleep each night. Once your children are in school and participating in extracurricular activities, you have to pick them up at one place and drop them off at another. Don’t forget the overall pressure of having another human being relying on you for food, shelter and clothing. You have enough responsibilities to make parenting a full-time job without ever having to set foot in an office.
And if no reasonable person would claim the life of a working parent is easy, you probably won’t find anyone who thinks working mothers have had an easy time balancing work and family. Working women have faced an uphill battle for generations and still do. As we’ve pointed out, don’t be an attractive woman who wants a traditionally masculine job or you’ll be sorely disappointed. Progress has a long way to go.
But the situation for working women in 2010 is better than in previous generations, as we have recently noted. As that study explains, 20-something single women are the ones making the greatest financial gains, and experts suspect that this is because many women wait to get married and have children in their 30s and 40s. Essentially, once a woman becomes a mother, her professional life becomes more affected than that of her male counterparts. Each couple decides how it wants to divvy up the daily responsibility, but women still seem to be the ones who leave work to pick up the children from school or who stay home if they get sick.
Realizing that mothers – and women who plan on having children – have extra factors to consider in a job hunt, Working Mother magazine has compiled a list of the best places to work. The Working Mother 100 Best Companies list is based on “work force, compensation, child care, flexibility programs, leave policies” and other factors affecting workplace productivity and culture.
For any worker, especially a working mother, access to on-site child care or the ability to telecommute is important for balancing work and life. Working Mother magazine says that the companies on the list are ahead of most national organizations. For example, only 37 percent of nationwide companies offer health insurance for part-time workers, whereas 100 percent of the companies on the list do.

Family-friendly benefits and programs that help keep working moms’ careers on track have mored forward in the 25 years since the launch of Working Mother’s first Best Companies list. Now Working Mother 100 Best Companies offer programs that help all employees with their struggles to gain some work-life balance. Here’s what we have found.

Mothers who work at this health-care company don’t need to skip their kids’ choir practices or school plays just to impress the boss: Last year, 89% of employees held jobs that permitted them to flex…
Whatever their personal goals may be, women can find support for them at this management consulting, technology and outsourcing firm.
Women make up a third of all officers, board members and management team members at this financial services and insurance company.
Adding spaces at a child-care facility near headquarters helped more parents enjoy sliding-scale fees for care; those with teens took advantage of the company’s 42 $7,000 college scholarships.
“Hub, club, home and roam‚” might sound like the chorus of a preschool song, but it’s actually the motto of a formal flexibility initiative that’s growing at this financial company.
Kids get a great start in life when their moms work for this Web services company. Its innovative Well Baby program offers coaching on prenatal care, childbirth, lactation and newborn health.
In 1997, this law firm opened a child-care center at its headquarters, making it one of the first in its industry to do so.
Working moms at this pharmaceutical firm enjoyed last year’s pilot of its Total Leadership program, an initiative that used guided exercises and group coaching to help participants prioritize and…
Wake up, get dressed, grab coffee, walk to desk. That’s the extent of the daily commute for moms enrolled in this technology company’s “homeshoring‚” program, which allows associates to work…
This management consulting firm is committed to advancing and retaining the talented women who work for it.
Despite a history that stretches back more than 200 years, this bank stays modern by allowing its employees to define how they work.
Women can  really improve their families’ fortunes when they work for this Florida healthcare network, which offers up to $4,000 in annual tuition aid for a bachelor’s degree and up to $6,000…
Alternative work options are big at this health-care insurance company, where all employees used flextime in 2009.
Making its list debut, this pharmaceutical company offers great benefits that include 100% tuition reimbursement for job-related courses, which saved employees $7,597 on average last year.
Women flock to the system’s mentoring and career counseling programs, apply for up to $5,000 in annual tuition aid and score 72% of top salaries.
Change was in the air at this strategy- and technology-consulting firm last year.
There’s a lot to admire about this management consulting firm, where the number of female consultants has doubled in the past six years.
Parents rejoiced recently when this biopharmaceutical company opened its fifth child-care center near its New Brunswick, NJ, campus.
Despite the faltering economy, last year this Midwestern health-care system refused to cut benefits that help employee families.
Anyone who works at least 20 hours per week is eligible for health insurance; at three campuses, health centers treat kids over age 2 for free.
The company’s focus on creating a new generation of leaders may be paying off: Half of its highest earners and management team members are women.
Moms are deeply appreciated by this pediatric health-care system, which annually names one female employee Working Mother of the Year and rewards her with a paid day off, a spa trip and Atlanta…
In 2009, the company introduced job-sharing, formalized both part-time schedules and full-time work-from-home arrangements and added global policies that made flextime and telecommuting easier to use.
Last November, this financial services company launched Women Leading Citi, a program pairing female directors and managing directors with career advocates who help them locate development…
Education is highly prized by this consumer products company, which generously grants its employees up to $10,000 in annual tuition aid for job related courses and offers their teen children college…
Parents at this law firm’s headquarters find its near-site day care, which serves 85 kids from infancy through age 5, a huge stress reliever–but no matter where they work, they’ll find support: The…
In 2009, this financial services firm piloted Maternity Coaching, a quarterly program that prepares women for maternity leave by establishing the steps they need to take to ensure a smooth departure…
Celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary last year inspired this information technology and services company to think big.
The new sabbatical program offered by this professional services organization supports such aspirations, granting employees four unpaid weeks off to do anything they like (climb Everest, hang with…
To enhance their knowledge, moms can apply for annual tuition aid of up to $5,000 for undergraduate studies or $10,000 for graduate work.What We Love
Finding a good child-care provider is stressful, but for employees of this alcoholic beverage company, it’s easy. Parents can utilize a resource and referral service to locate care and may now access…
Moms cherish this media company’s family-friendly atmosphere. If they have a baby, they can take nine fully paid weeks off to bond and enjoy; new fathers and adoptive parents receive three fully paid…
Women frequently work unorthodox schedules for this silicones supplier, but what matters to their employer is what they do, not when they do it.
Moms who need to travel overnight for work are fully reimbursed for their childcare costs.
Bicycling on a beautiful day, fishing in a well-stocked lake or gathering family for a picnic and softball game relaxes the moms who work for this pharmaceutical company, which maintains its own 267-…
With 75% of its employees working out of client offices, this professional services firm offers scheduling freedom to those who pursue it.
All new parents receive at least four fully paid weeks off after a birth or adoption, with up to $10,000 in adoption aid; at most sites there are lactation rooms with pumps and refrigerators, and a…
Flexible schedules (compressed weeks, telecommuting) are increasingly popular; if their positions allow, moms may design their work around use of these two arrangements.
Making impressive strides last year, this Memphis-based financial services company introduced both a diversity council and an executive advisory council that support the advancement of women, as well…
Women anticipating the birth or adoption of a new family member still get 16 job-guaranteed weeks off, including seven partially paid for birth moms and two fully paid for primary adoptive caregivers…
With 5,350 employees at 17 sites in seven states, this mortgage finance firm wisely focuses on benefits that can be customized.
Parents who work at the headquarters of this biotechnology firm rely on two near-site child-care centers with fulltime, backup and school holiday care for 565 kids, plus “date nights‚” for Mom and…
To show employees that hard work and a healthy lifestyle aren’t mutually exclusive, this infrastructure, finance and media company launched Health Ahead, its new global wellness program, last…
Moms head five of the seven U.S. retail divisions of this food manufacturing company, with Yoplait president Becky O’Grady added in 2009.
In 2009, after internal surveys found that its employees sought greater work-life balance, this investment banking, securities and investment management firm sprang into action.
Sometimes just knowing the right way to handle things can set a leader apart. Last year, this professional services firm introduced the Centered Leadership development series, which helps women at…
At monthly gatherings, female leaders talk to up-and-coming women about the lessons they have learned during their careers; last year, women represented 63% of all managers and executives at the…
It’s all about family at this health-care system, where employees are eligible for 24 job guaranteed weeks off to deliver or adopt a child.
During the extraordinarily busy time that surrounds the arrival of a new child, parents at this human resources outsourcing and consulting firm now have a little more breathing room.
Starting the week on a high note is easy at this health insurer, thanks to Monday Morning Leadership, a four-month training and peer-mentoring program for managers and team leaders in each business…
After the birth of a child, mothers can take six fully paid weeks off; adoptive parents receive up to $3,000 to cover their costs.
This information technology company offers real help to employees whose children have mental, physical or developmental issues. Its Special Care for Children program covers medical testing and…
Parents enjoy this technology company’s Family Fun events, held at least 55 times a year, at which they play games, watch movies and volunteer with their kids.
Anyone with a teenager knows the anxiety of preparing a child to leave the nest, but with this health-care company’s free College Coach program, the next stage doesn’t have to be stressful.
At this law firm, women have taken sabbaticals to travel Europe, create works of art or just enjoy time with their kids.
Keeping its workforce healthy is a priority for this food giant, whose Feeling Gr-r-reat wellness program offers $1,100 in annual incentives to salaried and nonunion employees.
After the birth or adoption of a child, employees may take 26 job guaranteed weeks off, with 12 weeks partially paid for moms and eight weeks fully paid for primary adoptive caregivers, who are…
Smart women do well at this consumer-goods company. If they are considered “high-potential,” they are given executive coaches (who help them sharpen their skills) and connected with company leaders.
This iconic toy maker merits a high approval rating among employees, with 100% of those surveyed saying they are proud to work here.
Employees care deeply about the work they do at this nonprofit foundation, which supports prenatal care and baby health. To honor fathers’ participation in their infants’ lives, management last year…
Marking the tenth anniversary of its Women’s Leadership Development Initiative last year, this hospitality services company took a look back at how the program helped diversify its pipeline for top…
Mothers of children with autism were comforted last year when this payments-solutions company began covering up to 60 annual visits to speech, physical and outpatient behavior therapy for their kids.
Alternative schedules are popular at the accounting, tax and business consulting firms known as McGladrey, the brand that comprises RSM McGladrey and McGladrey & Pullen. In 2009, 90% of their…
Expectant moms have struck gold with this information services provider’s new Maternity Management program, which streamlines doctors’ appointments and nursing consultations to take them smoothly…
With the formal launch of its Mom’s Network last year, this management consulting firm gave all women who were expecting or raising children their own representative–a dedicated manager assigned to…
This giant pharmaceutical company really did its employees proud in 2009. Its new Exceptional Caregiving website provided a variety of resources for those raising kids, teens and young adults with…
From its Janesville, WI, travel clinic to its six-bed hospital in Lake Geneva, WI, this health-care system offers moms many opportunities to advance.
The arrival of a child is celebrated by this financial services firm, which allows new moms to take eight fully paid weeks off and grants two fully paid weeks off to new dads and adoptive parents.
With 100 hours of emergency care at their disposal every year, parents can easily request an in-home visit by a caregiver, and they’ll pay just $4 per hour for up to three dependents.
Women make up 71% of the workforce at this cancer research and treatment center, and they have formed a real community. Workers praise managers who’ve championed them to pursue education or allowed…
First laugh, first step, first word. No parent wants to miss these milestones of a baby’s development, which is why this agricultural company offers them the option of applying for a year of job-…
Moms at this financial services firm are constantly being connected to employee networks that help them maintain work-life balance.
Taking five paid days off to spend at a child’s school or participate in a school-related activity might seem too good to be true to most moms, but at this labor organization, parents can do it every…
Moms get at least three fully paid weeks off for a birth and can express breast milk in the facilities’ Mothers’ Centers.
It’s been 20 years since this financial services firm opened a childcare center at its Chicago headquarters, the jewel of its work-life program. Since then, once-foreign offerings such as flex hours…
Moms can have lasting careers at this academic medical center, where women already serve as two thirds of all managers, senior managers and top earners.
Every mom wants her child to get a solid education, but many worry about the best way to save for tuition. By opening its “Saving and Paying for College” seminar to employees with kids of all ages,…
Imagine working for an employer that encourages taking a long lunch break to train for a half-marathon, provides free yoga classes on-site and even repairs your bike.
Raising young children while caring for elderly relatives can be stressful, which is why sandwich-generation parents are so grateful for this media company’s thoughtful solutions.
From conception through college, employee kids are supported by the policies and programs of this health-care company. 
Getting attorneys to relax is tricky–there’s always work to do. So in 2009, this law firm made a revision to its flexible work initiative, encouraging moms to take a break.
Women are moving into the top echelons of this financial services company. While they currently serve as 68% of branch managers and 53% of regional managers, they are assuming assistant vice…
Female partners who are chosen for the new Breakthrough Leadership Development program at this professional services firm are destined for the executive suite.
When this financial services company recently surveyed workers about its flexible schedules, the response was staggering. People raved about how they were saving time, exercising more and seeing…
Adopting a child takes time, money and patience, but for so many parents, it’s the realization of a dream. Recognizing that, this consumer products company offers employees who adopt up to $5,000 in…
Parents hold 54% of the jobs at this financial services firm, and 36% have children young enough to attend day care. They appreciate the childcare center that the firm offers at its Woodbridge, NJ,…
Wellness is emphasized by this pharmaceutical firm, where a multitasking mom might find herself flexing her hours, telecommuting, working half days on Fridays or even applying for a six-month leave…
Moms at this consumer products company can take mildly ill children to a local hospital for temporary care, with 75% of the cost covered by their employer (up to $500 per year).
Last year this health-care system doled out $3.9 million in bonuses to employees through its Success Shares incentive program.
All those little things no one tells you about being a mother are addressed by the Practical Parent Education program at this semiconductor and educational technology company. Available on-site and…
Getting a master’s for $280 (plus the price of books) is just one of the great deals available to moms who work at this health-care system.
In times of challenge and crisis, moms at this media company don’t have to go far to find support. If they are concerned about their physical well-being, they can visit the new health and wellness…
Investing in its people is a priority for this academic medical center, which last year spent $1.6 million on tuition to help employees pursue certifications and academic degrees.
Scheduling freedom abounds for the employees of this academic medical center, who earn 27 to 43 paid days off every year.
Lunchtime workouts keep moms fit at this telecommunications company, where 31 on-site health and wellness centers offer yoga, spin and Pilates classes for $15 per month.
Working from home has become a way of life for many mothers at this health benefits company. Last year, 14% of associates telecommuted full-time, and thousands more did so casually.
Sometimes moms just need an extra hand to get things done, which is why the launch of a concierge service by this health-care organization made such a big splash last year.
Unlimited paid vacation time–could such a thing exist? Yes, if you’re at the level of vice president or above at this hospitality company, where tantalizing perks are the norm.
When you look at the amazing benefits that this university offers its employees, it’s obvious why 11% of them have worked there for more than 25 years
You can tell a great deal about an organization by how it treats employees when the chips are down. Last year, senior managers at this teaching hospital donated more than $50,000 to create a fund for…

 

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Six-Figure Jobs in High Demand – Yahoo most popular careers …

All six-figure jobs were NOT created equal.
Not only do some require more education and experience than others, some are just more in demand than others. So, if you want to increase your chances of landing a six-figure job, it helps to know which ones have the most positions available.
Finance-related jobs accounted for more than half of the top 25 jobs with the most openings that paid over $100,000, according to research by Monster.com. That’s everything from a finance manager to an internal audit supervisor and an accounting director.
There’s still a lot of competition for those jobs, though: Indeed.com estimates that for every online job listing in financial services and banking, 30 people click on it. For accounting jobs, that number rises to 34. Health care and information technology had the least clicks per post, while media and construction had the most.
So, where are the best opportunities? Here are eight of the top six-figure jobs that have the most openings — and who’s hiring.
Finance Manager
Finance-related positions dominate Monster.com’s list of the most in-demand six-figure jobs and, of those, finance managers are near the top of the list.
The good thing about pursuing a career as a finance manager is that nearly every company, government agency or other type of organization requires a finance manager — no matter what the economy’s doing. That’s the person who oversees the preparation of financial reports and handles the cash management and investment activities of the firm.
A bachelor’s degree is required by most firms — and many require a master’s degree or professional certification. The hours can be long, typically 50 to 60 hours a week, plus some travel.
The field is expected to grow by 8 percent over the next decade, which is average, according to the Labor Department. Competition is expected to be tough for these jobs, so those with a master’s degree are likely to have the edge.
Who’s hiring right now? Ernst & Young, Bank of America and Deloitte are among the firms doing the most hiring for finance managers, according to Indeed.com.
Software Engineers
Not only are software engineers in demand right now, the field is expected to be one of the fastest growing over the next decade, rising 32 percent.
But let the programmer beware: While computer software engineers, the guys who write software, are projected be in demand in the next 10 years, demand for computer programmers, the guys who write the instructions for a computer to use that software, is expected to shrink 3 percent in that time.
The reason? Software engineers will be in demand due to increased computer networking, expanding technologies and the need for more security on those systems, while programmer demand will take a hit from the rise of open-source software and outsourcing.
Most software-engineer positions require a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, or mathematics, and many require graduate degrees.
Who’s hiring right now? Microsoft, EMC and Broadcom, according to Indeed.com.
Corporate Public Relations Director
Demand for public-relations managers is expected to be stronger than average due to an increasingly competitive and global business environment. It is crucial for a firm to have a good relationship with the public their profitability, whether they’re publicly traded or not, is dependent on their reputation.
Public-relations managers do everything from managing PR campaigns to doing damage control when a negative rumor or story about the company emerges. Some work traditional 40-hour workweeks but most need to be on call 24-7 in case of emergency.
Employment for PR specialists is expected to grow 24 percent over the next decade, faster than other professions. Being on top of new trends, like social media, is crucial and additional languages are a bonus.
Who’s hiring right now? Kaiser Permanente and AstraZeneca, according to Indeed.com.
Investor-Relations Manager
Demand for public-relations managers is expected to be stronger than average and that is particularly true for those who specialize in investor relations, communicating the firm’s financial information to investors, analysts and the media. Increased regulation and scrutiny in particular will drive the need for skilled investor-relations managers.
The qualifications for this job are unique: Not only does the person have to have strong communications skills but also a firm command of financial systems and statements — and how to explain that in plain English. They also have to be good at crisis management and willing to work long hours, should the stock come under pressure from a rumor or news event.
A bachelor’s degree is usually required, with a focus on finance, economics and journalism. Being a member of the National Investor Relations Institute is particularly helpful for networking — they have local chapters in most states.
Who’s hiring right now? Citigroup and Bank of America, according to Indeed.com.
Sales Executive
As companies dig out from the recession, sales executives are going to be in particular demand because they’re the ones that drive growth, bringing in new business and new sources of revenue.
Sales executives are the ones that set strategies and goals, and direct their sales reps for the best way to improve their sales performance. You need good people skills for this job but also good analytical skills — knowing the trends and making sure your team is out front. There’s a lot of pressure with a sales executive job because once you set those goals you have to meet and exceed them. The firm is counting on you.
Having a bachelor’s and/or MBA is helpful, with courses in marketing as well as law, management, economics, accounting, finance, mathematics and statistics helping to provide an extra edge. Most firms tend to promote from within. Advancement is typically quicker at large firms than small ones, according to the Labor Department’s outlook for the industry.
Who’s hiring right now? IBM, CSC and ADP, according to Indeed.com.
Compensation Analyst
A compensation analyst develops salary, bonus and benefits structures, identifies compensation and benefits issues and makes adjustments based on new regulatory requirements.
Typically this position requires a bachelor’s degree, preferably in mathematics, business administration or human-resources management.
Not only is there solid demand for compensation analysts today but the outlook is also strong for the next decade, due to health-care reform and globalization.
Who’s hiring right now? KPMG, JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America, according to Indeed.com.
Associate Professor
The number of tenure-track professors is on the decline as schools increasingly seek flexibility in dealing with compensation issues, making associate professors one of the most in-demand $100k+ jobs on Monster.com.
The trend now is toward hiring professors for limited-term contracts, typically 2 to 5 years. Competition is expected to be tough for the tenured positions and often a professor will have to move into a more administrative or managerial role such as department chairperson in order to achieve tenure. Those with a PhD have the best job prospects, according to the Labor Department.
Overall, demand for postsecondary teachers is expected to grow by 15 percent in the next decade, faster than average, as enrollment is projected to increase — not just among those 18 to 24 but also adults returning to college to change professions or enhance their prospects in an existing field. Demand is expected to be strongest for professors in fast-growing fields such as business, nursing, biological sciences and other health specialties.
Who’s hiring right now? George Mason, University of Iowa and University of Miami, according to Indeed.com.
Company Attorney
Globalization and legislative changes are driving the need for more in-house attorneys.
Among other issues a corporate attorney has to deal with are patents, contracts, property interests and negotiating with unions. Lawyers typically work long hours, though the hours are slightly less brutal for corporate attorneys.
Not only is demand strong now but it’s projected to be strong over the next decade, according to the Labor Department, amid increased demand for services such as health care, intellectual property, bankruptcy, corporate and security litigation, antitrust law and environmental law. Though, a shift toward using big accounting firms or paralegals for some of these functions will curb demand to some degree. Economic downturns also take a toll as companies are less inclined to pay hefty legal fees.
Competition is expected to be tough, so a willingness to relocate is a plus.
Who’s hiring right now? KPMG, Ernst & Young and JPMorgan Chase, according to Indeed.com.
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Six Top Industries Hiring in 2011 – Don’t Miss it ..

Which industries will be the hottest in 2011? Though the economy is still sleepy, some industries are moving again, while others struggle.
To find out where there’s high job demand, we talked to two employment experts: Career expert Robin Ryan, author of ’60 Seconds and You’re Hired,’ and Laurence Shatkin, author of ‘2011 Career Plan.’ Here’s their advice on the industries and jobs that’ll be in demand next year.
1. Health care
There’s never been a recession in this sector, says Shatkin, and demand will continue to be strong next year. Jobs in demand include home health care aides and registered nurses ($61,148). Hot specialties within nursing include nurse anesthetists ($144,821), nurse practitioners ($86,774) and psychiatric nurses ($55,155).
Many nurses begin with just a two-year associate’s degree or acquire their skills during military service, Shatkin notes. Advanced nursing specialties may require a master’s degree.
“Health care is the industry where almost none of the work can be outsourced overseas,” he says. “Most of it has to be done hands-on with patients.”
Health care opportunities aren’t all where you might think, says Ryan.
“It’s not just doctor’s offices and hospitals,” she says. “It’s with pharmaceutical companies, insurers, suppliers — any company that provides services to keep medical facilities in operation.”

2. Federal government
While local and state governments have seen their budgets slashed, there’s no recession at the federal level. Between new government programs and a wave of baby-boomer civil servants who are retiring, hiring will be huge in government for the next couple of years. It’s forecast that 600,000 need to be hired by 2013.
There are many administrative positions such as accountants ($55,188) and auditors ($104,762), says Shatkin.

3. Human resources
As companies begin to hire, Ryan notes, they first need human resource professionals to help manage that process. Jobs in demand at larger companies include human-resource manager ($56,227) and human-resource specialist ($45,267), while smaller companies usually seek a human resources generalist ($50,950).

4. Manufacturing
This one may surprise you, but because manufacturing went down so sharply in the downturn, it’s now one of the industries doing substantial hiring as production expands again, says Shatkin. Unlike in decades past, many manufacturing jobs today are highly skilled, he notes. One in high demand is a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) programmer ($50,466), who runs a tool-and-die computer that creates tools for manufacturing processes.
“In some places there are shortages of workers with these skills,” he notes, “because of the prejudice people have against blue-collar jobs.”

5. Energy
Thanks to federal stimulus funding, green jobs have grown. One in demand is energy auditor ($48,098), says Shatkin, along with wind-turbine technicians ($48,990) and solar-energy system installers ($47,658).
Traditional energy is thriving too, he notes, with strong need for petroleum engineers ($121,214). One engineering role in energy that requires less training is engineering technician ($47,918), who assist senior engineers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports many engineering technicians specialize in electricity or electronics. A two-year degree at a technical institute or community college can get you started in this career.

6. Education
While many districts have laid off teachers, opportunity remains in inner cities, says Ryan. Cities such as Memphis are hiring teachers ($45,914) with just a six-week bootcamp training. You need a bachelor’s degree to qualify for such programs, she notes.
“You used to need to get a teaching certificate in most states,” she says. “Now, you can find a teaching job without one.”
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More Temporary Jobs and Contract Positions Coming in 2011

When times get tough, temporary jobs are the first to go. And when times get better, temporary jobs are the first to reappear. So it’s good to hear that the pace of growth in the temporary staffing agency industry in the fall of 2010 was the fastest recorded since the industry began keeping statistics back in the mid-1940s.    

On a year-to-year basis, 19.5 percent more temporary workers were employed in September 2010 compared with the same month last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Companies create temporary jobs to staff up without making a long-term commitment a practice that appeals when the economy is uncertain and healthcare requirements are changing, says Brendan Courtney, president of recruiting and staffing agency The Mergis Group, a division of SFN Group in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The trend toward temporary jobs was going strong in the final quarters of 2010, and that bodes well for 2011, says Rachel Russell, marketing director for TEKsystems, a Hanover, Maryland, staffing agency specializing in IT contracting. “Shareholders aren’t smiling on permanent hiring just yet,” she says. “They want to see things go well consistently before you bring on staff.”

A Permanent Shift to Temp Jobs

The number of temporary jobs has been climbing steadily for the past year — a trend Melanie Holmes, vice president of staffing agency Manpower, expects to continue into 2011.

It’s not just a recovering economy that’s leading to growth in the number of temporary jobs, she says. “The nature of work is changing,” she says. “Because of technology, we’re able to work anywhere, at any time, and not just from home or from Starbucks, but from India. That’s changed the way some employers look for employees. They recognize they’re always going to want to have a contingent workforce and to staff up or down to meet their needs.”

On the other side of the recession, temporary jobs and contract jobs will become more the norm, Courtney predicts. “A lot of people who would normally only want to work in a permanent, full-time position are going to have to look at contract and temporary positions because that’s going to become a bigger part of how companies hire and staff,” he says.

The move toward temporary jobs is pronounced in finance and accounting,  says Jodi Chavez, a senior vice president at Ajilon Professional Staffing, a staffing agency division of the Adecco Group in Melville, New York.

“We’ve seen an increase in companies that have never used temporary services before using them now,” Chavez says. “Across the county, we’ve probably seen a 17 percent to 20 percent increase in new customers in education, nonprofits, healthcare, manufacturing and financial services. And 90 percent of the clients we work with are telling us they plan to increase hiring in the first or second quarter of 2011.”

Who’s Got Temp Jobs?

Who’s hiring temp workers? Historically, temp hiring follows a certain path after recessions: Light industrial jobs come out first, then clerical and administrative, followed by professional jobs, Courtney says. “Right now it’s disproportionately light industrial and clerical, and on the professional side, IT, engineering and accounting have begun to pick up,” he says.

Holiday retail hiring is booming, rising 25 percent year-over-year even after seasonal adjustments are made, Chavez says.

Healthcare companies are turning to temps to help them comply with international diagnostic coding mandates. “All healthcare companies are looking for the same IT project managers to get the job done,” Russell says.

In IT, the skill sets in most demand in the coming year will be project managers; business analysts; enterprise, networking and Java architects; as well as security, data warehousing and business intelligence, Russell predicts.

“Technology today is seen as a strategic function, so even though it’s a tough economy, we’re seeing the rate of employment going up in IT,” she says. “IT includes a lot of project-based work, so that bodes well for the temp sector.”

How to Find a Temp Job

If you’re seeking a temporary job or contract work:

  • Reskill yourself and continue learning so you stay on the cutting edge of your industry.
  • Wrap your head around the fact that the temporary job and contract labor markets are growing faster than the full-time, permanent labor market, so a full-on job search should include looking for a temporary job and project work.
  • The stigma attached to having a temporary job is diminishing. Better to be a temp or contract worker than unemployed.
  • Seek out project-based assignments that put your skill set to work in a new industry.
  • If you use a temporary agency, pick one that specializes in your industry. It’s more likely to find you work with companies that value your industry knowledge.
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Work-at-Home Real Resources / Companies that actually exists

While some companies allow for the occasional telecommuter, others base their business plan on obtaining a workforce of home-based employees. These companies consistently hire for work-at-home jobs.

Directory of Companies Hiring Work-at-Home Jobs

More and more companies are turning to remote or home-based employees or independent contractors to perform duties that were once done in-house. If you want to work from home, find a company hiring for work-at-home jobs in your field with this alphabetical directory of companies that use telecommuters.

Work-at-Home Company Profile: Google

While there is huge interest in work at home jobs for Google, unfortunately there are not nearly as many of these Google jobs. That said, there are a few legitimate Google work at home opportunities for “Ad Quality Raters.”

Work-at-Home Company Profile: McKesson

Headquartered in San Francisco, health care giant McKesson is a Fortune 500 company (#15 in 2009) employing more than 32,000 people.

Work-at-Home Company Profile: Fonemed

Formed in 1996, Fonemed provides telephone triage services to physician practices, managed-care organizations, third party administrators, disease management providers, private employers and associations throughout North America.

Work-at-Home Company Profile: UnitedHealth Group

Based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, health insurance company UnitedHealthcare Group is a Fortune 500 company that offers telecommuting positions in nursing and other fields. More than 20 percent of this large health insurance company’s employees take advantage of its telecommuting opportunities.

Alpine Access

Outsourcing company Alpine Access hires its call center agents as employees and offers benefits like a health care plan and 401K. Learn more in this profile of Alpine Access.

Work-at-Home Company Profile: Convergys Careers

Use this profile of Convergys to learn more about Convergys careers. Find out how to apply for its work at home call center jobs in the U.S. Canada and United Kingdom (U.K). And start your Convergys career now.

Work-at-Home Company Profile: Humana

Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Fortune 500 health insurance company Humana Inc. hires for several types of telecommuting positions.

LiveOps

Based in Santa Clara, CA, this privately held company provides call center outsourcing to clients using only U.S.-based home call center agents. Its more than 20,000 virtual call center agents are all independent contractors. Read profile of LiveOps.com.

List of Work-at-Home Call Center Jobs

The companies listed, which include 1-800-FLOWERS and Hilton Hotels, hire work-at-home call center agents as independent contractors and as regular employees.

Companies Hiring Work-at-Home Nurse Jobs

At first glance, nursing seems like hands-on profession not adaptable to telecommuting. But nursing can take many forms including working as a telecommuting nurse. Nurses working from home might do telephone triage, helping to assess patients’ health concerns over the phone.

Medical Transcription Jobs

Medical transcription is a career that can easily be done from home. Companies hiring medical transcriptionists to work from home usually require experience and/or certification. However, some will hire medical transcriptions who have completed a certification program but do not yet have experience.

Home Transcription Jobs

This list of companies hiring for home transcription jobs includes general, corporate, financial and legal transcription jobs. Medical transcription jobs are listed separately as are data entry jobs .

Legitmate Data Entry Jobs

These legitimate companies offer various types of data entry jobs. Most hire independent contractors for data entry but a few offer employment. Not all are necessarily hiring at this time.

Bilingual Jobs From Home

Telecommuting bilingual jobs range from teaching a foreign language to virtual call centers to translation and interpretation. And languages run the gamut from Spanish and French to Arabic and Russian. Below are lists of places to start searching for bilingual jobs. However, keep in mind that there are many more jobs that either require or prefer applicants to be bilingual yet they are not advert…

Work-at-Home Writing Jobs

Writing is an extremely versatile profession. Writing jobs run the gamut from freelancing for consumer magazines to self-publishing on the Internet. Typically work-at-home writers and editors work as freelancers. However, some companies do hire telecommuting employees for writing jobs.

Where to Find Online Teaching Jobs

The range of online teaching jobs available runs from college-level distance learning and writing adult ed online courses to K-12 online tutoring and language teachers. Some online teaching jobs require teaching certification while others simply make a platform available for those interested in writing an online course or connecting with…

Companies Hiring Work at Home Artists

Many of the work-at-home artistic jobs found on the web are for beginners. They are good ways to pick up extra cash, build a portfolio or sharpen skills. But this list of at-home artistic jobs also includes freelance opportunities for experienced artists.

Online Jury Companies

Find a job on an online jury and pick up some extra cash for weighing in with your opinion. Sign up up with these online jury companies. For more information about how online juries work, see this online juror FAQ .

Bilingual Jobs in Virtual Call Centers

Virtual call center agents perform telephone customer service and sales from the comfort of their own home office . Bilingual jobs in home call centers are common. Though Spanish is one of the most popular languages for bil

Work from Home Translation Jobs

If you are bilingual, this opens a lot of possibilities for work from home jobs, such as bilingual call centers, translation jobs, online teaching and more. Many translation jobs are done by freelancers, but some companies do hire home-based translators as employees. This list of companies with translations jobs includes positions for independent contractors and employees.

Work at Home Jobs – Companies that Hire for Work at Home Jobs

More and more legitimate companies are hiring telecommuters to perform jobs that were once done in-house. Often their goal is to lower overhead costs, like rent and utilities for office space. But sometimes companies are seeking the most qualified workers by hiring outside their geography region.

Apple at Home

Apple at Home is a work at home call center program aimed at college students. It is part of the company’s AppleCare College Program. Students in universities such as Arizona State (ASU) and University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) can work from home as “advisors.” However, Apple at Home has openings for non-students in technical support jobs.

Write On Results

Direct mail company looking for home-based workers to do hand written notes.

Demand Studios

Demand Studios accepts applicants with writing, editing and filmmaking skills. They are assigned to produce made-for-the-Internet content that appear on sites like eHow.com, LIVESTRONG.COM and dozens more sites. Writers are paid both on a flat fee and revenue sharing basis.

HubPages

HubPages bills itself as the “leading online publishing ecosystem.” Writers sign up and publish their work. Revenue from Adsense and affiliates is split with HubPages, which receives a 40 percent share.

Coursebridge

Company offers online courses for adult education. Instructors are paid 55-70 percent of the registration fee per student.

OnlineLearning.net

An online supplier of instructor-led continuing adult education, this website connects online instructors with institutions in need of online teachers. Payment, to teachers, which OnlineLearning.net says averages between $1500-$2500 per course, is made by the institution.

Auralog

Hires online language tutors to work in conjunction with its “TeLL me More” language software.

VITAC

VITAC’s Realtime Captioner employees are court reporters who caption live TV programming with 98% accuracy. Captions are written on a steno machine. Work at home captioning jobs include benefits.

Caption Colorado

Company offers closed captioning work at home jobs and jobs in its Denver office. Work at home jobs may require training in Denver.

American Fidelity Assurance Company

AFA is a large insurance company named one of Fortune’s Top 100 Companies to Work For in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Jobs listings are not searchable for telecommuting positions, but a 2008 press release says 30 percent of its workforce telecommutes.

Write On Results

Based in Fredrick, MD, direct marketing company contracts with home-based workers for handwritten nes for its clients.

Troy Research

Market research company hires independent contractors for interviews and research.

About.com

About.com contracts with more than 600 guides who are experts in their many different fields. They write online content from home and are paid a minimum of $725/month to start. However, compensation increases with page view growth.

Hire Better™

Recruiting firm hires recruiters to work from home. apply by emailing resume.

Homework Tutoring

Online tutoring service offers homework help for high school and college students in a variety of subjects. Email resume to be considered as a tutor.

RRecycled Paper Greetings

Freelance artists can submit artwork along with a message for consideration for greeting card company. Does not accept electronic submissions.

Dell

Computer company Dell offers many work at home positions. Use “remote” in the keyword search.

Allvoices

Writers are paid based on the performance of their “brand” or page views of the news content they write.

PartnerCentric Internet Marketing

PartnerCentric recruits Internet marketing professionals with experience in PR, SEO, sales, social media, affiliates and Web design for work at home positions.

OurExchangePlace.com

OurExchangePlace.com , a fee-based service that allows users to post an unlimited number of products and services at its e-store or auctions hires remote copy editors, photographers, videographers, webpage designers, writer and sales people to run its business.

Writers Research Group

Oklahoma-based company is “always in search of talented, self-motivated, detail-oriented professionals capable of meeting strict client specifications and tight deadlines.” The company hires, as telecommuters, writers, editors, researchers and data entry specialists.

Quarasan

Educational publisher hires telecommuting writers and editors.

Lionbridge

Company recruits home-based workers and university students from around the world as translators and interpreters.

Medifax, Inc.

Medifax, Inc. hires home-based medical transcriptionists in the U.S. with a minimum of two years of experience. Employees work every other weekend or the equivalent of 32 hours of weekend time per month. Career advancement opportunities and benefits available to full-time employees.

Mahalo

Mahalo calls itself “a human-powered search engine dedicated to delivering carefully curated search results featuring the highest quality, spam-free links available.” It hires freelance writers for $10-12 an hour for a minimum of 20 hours a week to fulfill this mission.

Virtually Yours 925

New York-based company hires virtual assistants in the U.S. and Canada to do word processing, desktop publishing, data entry, administrative work, meeting/event planning, bookkeeping, website/graphic design, Internet marketing and more.

SITEL

Sitel HomeShore, the company’s work-at-home program, offers call center agents professional training within Sitel’s on-site training center. Training centers are in Las Vegas, NV, and Albuquerque, NM. After graduation, call center employees may work from home.

eduFire

This company doesn’t hire online tutors but provides a service of putting together students and tutors and providing online tools for tutoring. It charges a 15 percent commission on all fees collected by tutors.

Examiner.com

The Examiner.com hires writers with insights and knowledge to share about local events and communities in topics ranging from sports and parenting to food and green living. Pay is based on the size of your audience.

Convergys Home Agent Program

Virtual call center agents receive incoming calls and provide services that may include customer service, sales or technical support. Convergys offers paid training, and employees can select from applicable benefits that include paid time off and holidays, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase plan, life insurance and medical, dental and vision coverage.

gofluent

Teaching English by phone, gofluent seeks home-based trainers who are native English speakers who are bilingual in French, Italian, German, Russian and Korean. They are hire only from Kansas, Missouri, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Canada.

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Once trained, company opens some nurse case manager to telecommute. So residency in Tennessee is required.

Tutorvista.com

Hires experienced teachers with graduated degrees for part-time and full-time openings.

Connections Academy

Connections Academy, a “school without walls”, is a virtual educational program serving K–12 students throughout various states in a non-classroom-based environment. It hires certified teachers for some home-based positions.

eTutorWorld

Sales associates for eTutorWorld will work from home, at days and times of their choice, promoting online personal tutoring services in math and science for school students in grades 5 to 12. No financial investment is required and training is free.

Internet Brands: Cars, Mortgage, Real Estate, & Travel

Internet media company that operates community and e-commerce web sites in the automotive, careers, home, shopping, and travel and leisure categories hires telecommuting writers and editors.

Bookminders®

Accounting outsourcing firm hires home-based accountant and sales persons on a full- and part-time basis, offering benefits for some positions.

Voice Applied Customer Service

Telephone customer service provider offers call center agents in both physical and virtual office locations.

SmartBrief

SmartBrief hires editors, often as part-time telecommuters, to comb through the day’s business news stories from a wide range of sources and distill the news related to a specific industry into a daily newsletter.

Suite101

Suite101 is an online magazine written by freelancers who are experts in many fields. Writers must submit 10 articles in every three month and are paid based on ad revenues for their work.

Hilton Hotels

Hotel chain hires work-from-home agents for customer care and reservations. These jobs are hired through the company’s Dallas and Tampa offices.

Tutor.com

This online educational service connects students to tutors from computers in their local library, community center, school, after school program, or from home. To become certified as an online tutor, you must have a degree from or be enrolled in a U.S. or Canadian college, then you must pass a test in your area of specialty and submit a writing sample. The process takes 1-3 weeks.

1-800-FLOWERS

New York-based company hires at-home call agents on a temporary and permanent basis.

Art&Logic

Art & Logic software developers work out of their own home offices and are located throughout the USA and Canada.

BSG – Third Party Verification

Independent-contractor agents take inbound calls to do third party verification for utility, cable, and financial services clients. Agents can choose to work shifts as short as two hours. A minimum $8.50 per hour for English only agents and $9.00 per hour for bi-lingual agents is guaranteed.

Balance Your Books

Accounting outsourcing firm hires CPAs, bookkeepers with experience providing A/P, A/R, payroll and general and sales people offering the “opportunity to telecommute.”

PerkettPR

This public relations firm hires full-time, experienced PR professionals, who work from home.

Alpine Access

Home-based customer service reps of Alpine Access are employees who are paid around $9 an hour. Once a position is offered, applicants pay $45 for a background check.

InternetLABOR.com

InternetLABOR.com matches sub-contractors to clients. Applicants who are accepted are put on a list until a job requiring their particular skills are found. Jobs range from bloggers and web designers to administrative assistants to patent acquisition specialist.

Cherry Lane Music Company

Company hires U.S.-based guitar transcribers, piano arrangers and educational music authors on a freelance basis.

JetBlue

This airline hires some home-based customer service representatives.

Intracorp (Cigna)

Intracorp, a division of insurance company Cigna, hires registered nurses to work-at-home as disability and workers comp clinical case managers. Use “work from home” as keywords to search Cigna’s job openings. Hiring is done from a NY location.

ComputerAssistant.com

This Internet site provides full-service IT staffing for its clients by contracting with experienced IT professionals for services such as computer support, repair, service and training. Job seekers register with the company and are contacted when clients in their area request service. The work is done at the clients’ location.

NEW Corp

Extended warranty company pays home-based customer care reps $9 per hour to take in-bound calls.

West at Home

West at Home’s customer service agents are employees. Their schedules are based on either a per-minute rate, per-call or an hourly rate. Technical requirements for a home office must be met.

SironaHealth

Healthcare contact center company Sirona (formerly Intellicare) hires registered nurses to work at home as nurse consultants. Paid training is done in one of the company’s physical locations.

LiveOps

Company hires independent-contractor, call-center agents, including licensed insurance agents, for a variety of positions including outbound sales, bilingual customer service and financial services.

MySQL – Sun Microsystems

Company hires skilled, home-based support engineers from the U.S. and across the world.

ChaCha

Like a search engine but with live work-at-home guides answering the questions, ChaCha pays per answer, which it says averages out to $3-9 per hour.

VIPdesk

VIPdesk specializes in delivering concierge and virtual call center services for the “high-value customers” of its corporate clients. Its home-based agents handle customer requests via phone, e-mail, and chat and research and fulfill requests from customers in the United States and abroad. it offers full- and part-time hours but agents must commit to certain availabilities.

Working Solutions

Hiring for temporary or project work, Working Solutions looks for home-based independent contractors to do data entry and call-center work for pay ranging from $7.20 to $30 an hour. Call center projects can include order processing, reservations, enrollments, customer service, sales, market research, technical support, etc.

Bateman & Co., Inc., P. C.

Accounting firm hires work-at-home accountants on a permanent, part-time basis. Texas residents preferred.

Applied Medical Services

Company hires independent contractors as home-based medical transcriptionists as well as for medical billing and coding jobs.

MedQuist

MedQuist career opportunities include professional, transcription, coding and support positions. Transcriptionists must have one year of recent work experience as a medical transcriptionist or must be a recent graduate of an AAMT certified transcription program.

Advanis

Canadian company hires virtual call center agents and mystery shoppers.

JuryTest.Net

Register to be a mock juror and then get paid from $5 to $50 to render your opinion on a lawyer’s case.

CHMB

Hires experienced medical billers to work from home. Experience with physician practice billing (including commercial accounts), Medicare, HMOs, PPOs and workers’compensation preferred.

Bid4Spots

Company has traditional “brick-and-mortar” offices in Encino, CA, but also hires at-home Account Managers across the country with media planning/buying experience.

AFFINA | Home Agent Program

Home-based call center agents answer inbound calls. pay is $8 to $10 per hour. Must be available for 4 – 6 weeks of training in Peoria, IL, or Waterloo, IA, before transitioning to a home call center.

AdmissionsConsultants

Company based in Vienna, VA, hires those with admissions committee experience and excellent interpersonal skills for work-at-home consultant positions.

eJury.com

Sign up to evaluate a lawyer’s case as a juror would and get paid $5 – $10 per case.

Aria Communications

Based in St. Cloud, MN, company hires people to hand write notes. Must be available for 20 hours of onsite training.

Ockham

Global provider of resources to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry hires telecommuters for many (mostly contract) positions in research, project management and IT.

Laureate Education, Inc.

Laureate Education Inc. is the developer of online education at Walden University, Kendall College, NewSchool of Architecture & Design, College of Santa Fe, and Laureate Higher Education Group. Most jobs require at least a master’s. Choose “Virtual” as job location.

SMARTHINKING.com

The Washington, D.C.-based education organization hires part-time (usually 9-20 hours per week), work at home tutors for students of varying abilities and ages. Tutors may work from anywhere in the world as long as they have computer and Internet access (and a U. S. bank account). Peak season for hiring is May-August and November-December every year. Most tutors are paid on an hourly basis. Paid training. Hires graduate and undergraduate students, high school teachers and other experienced tutors.

Creative English Solutions (CES)

Canadian company CES develops practice tests for TOEFL and TOEIC. It hires experienced test writers and voice actors from Canada.

California Virtual Academies

A network of public charter schools that provides education for students in the state of California, California Virtual Academies hires certified K-12 teacher in California. In-person meetings in county of employment are required.

Web Tracer

Work as a skip tracer for this search firm specializing in locating the current address, phone number and place of employment of missing debtors. One year of experience required for these independent contractor positions.

Counsel on Call

Legal services firm with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Memphis and Nashville contracts with attorneys and paralegals to work both remotely and on site performing services for clients nationwide.

Kaplan

Education company Kaplan has work at home openings for college-level online instructors, instructional designers and SAT tutors. Use “virtual” as the keyword in the job search database.

Enterprise

Car rental company offers remote call center positions. However, on-site training is required. Call center locations are in St. Louis, MO, Eugene, OR and Salt Lake City, UT.

Medco

Customer service representatives in Dublin, OH, call center of this pharmacy services company are offered the opportunity to work at home. Pay for these employment positions is $12/hr to start; other benefits include bonuses, health insurance, tuition reimbursement.

NCO

Business processing outsourcing (BPO) company NCO, known for its services in accounts receivable management (i.e. debt collection), hires full-time employees In the U.S. and Canada as work at home call center agent for sales and customer service jobs. Use “work at home” in the keyword field.

Support.com

Support.com provides remote technology services to consumers and small businesses. Many of the IT jobs are based in India, but the company has work at home jobs for sales managers in the U. S.

CSC

Company offers IT-enabled business solutions and services to businesses. Jobs in its database indicate whether remote. Hires for telecommute jobs in IT, management and translation.

Families.com

Pays bloggers (with a cultural background from the U.S., Canada, Australia or UK) $4 per 300-word blog.

Amazon.com

Online retailer hires home-based customer service agents based in West Virginia and Washington state. Pay starts at $11/hour. Search “work from home” or “CSA” in the keyword field.

Carenet

San Antonio-based company provides support to insurance companies and health care systems across the country. Its calls center of registered nurses answer questions or perform telephone triage. Some nurses may opt to work from home.

PPD

This global contract research organization (CRO) provides drug discovery, development and lifecycle management services with in the healthcare industry. It hires medical writers and clincal research associates (CRA) for work at home positions.

Denihan Hospitality Group

New York City-based hotel management and development company whose brands include The James and Affinia Hotels hires work from home reservation agents. Must train in NYC office before working from home.

EducateOnline

Educate Online provides live, synchronous, supplemental educational services to parents, students, and school districts. Innstruction is delivered live, online, to students who are struggling in a specific subject or concept. It hires certified K-12 teachers.

Patch.com

Online local news hires work at home editors, writers, sales executives and sales managers nationwide.

ICF International

Firm partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions in a variety of fields, including energy and climate change; environment and infrastructure; health, human services and social programs; and homeland security and defense.​ It offers many positions as telecommute or remote. Telecommute jobs include (bilingual) call center agents, teaching, IT and project management.

Imaging On Call

Hires radiologists, trained in the U.S., to work from home. 

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Those 600,000 Holiday Jobs: 40 Percent Could Become Permanent

Of the 600,000 hired for the holiday season, about 40 percent could receive permanent offers from employers, reports ABC News. That’s what a recent survey by CareerBuilder.com found.

Beulah Hargrove at J.C. Penney’s store in Manhattan has been presented with such an offer. The crowds flooding the stores and shopping online during Black Friday weekend signal that Hargrove won’t be atypical in having temporary work turn into the permanent kind.
There’s more. Employers aren’t holding it against job applicants that they are supposedly ‘overqualified.’ In fact, employers see this unusual background for retail jobs or online work as a plus.
No, it’s not too late to apply. The demand is still there. Roam shopping centers for signs saying ‘hiring’ on store windows, or better yet, just go into the stores and ask to speak to the manager. Pitch yourself, handing over your resume. Also check online job boards as well as the companies’ websites. You may be back to work sooner than you expected.
Hundreds of thousands of Americans have taken on temporary jobs this holiday season, as employers gain confidence in the signs of stronger consumer demand. And for some of the workers, the temporary positions are turning into the one thing they want most this Christmas:
“Retailers are feeling pretty confident right now,” said Marshall Cohen, chief retail analyst with the NPD Group. “They’ve got their swagger going.”
Watch “World News With Diane Sawyer” weeknights on ABC.
All told, U.S. companies will hire an estimated 600,000 temporary workers this holiday season, according to outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. That’s more workers added to the holiday payrolls than in the past three years.
Demand is so high for extra help that Amazon.com, the world’s largest online retail, has already hired 15,000 temporary workers. It’s so many extra employees that the company has even started camps in places such as Kentucky where employees can park their RVs to sleep between 10-hour shifts. They’ll work until Christmas Eve for $10 an hour.
Toys R Us is also jumping on the trend, hiring 45,000 temporary employees, a 30 percent increase from last year. UPS is hiring 50,000 extra workers.

Applicant Pool for Holiday Jobs Overqualified

The people who apply for the jobs are often overqualified, but store managers are delighted to have them.
“They’re a lot more dependable, better quality, absolutely,” said Joe Cardamone, a store manager at a J.C. Penney’s in Manhattan. “They want to work and they need to work, so it’s to our advantage to have that kind of quality out there right now.”

More Seasonal Temp Jobs May Become Permanent

There are also some indications that more of the temporary positions could become permanent. Forty percent of employers with seasonal workers this fall plan on offering permanent jobs, up from last year, according to a survey by CareerBuilder.
“[Retailers] have been profitable almost every month throughout the year,”analyst Cohen said. “That means they’re going to look to continue to ride that wave and keep some of these temporary employees that are showing some good promise and keep them on for a longer period of time.”

More Temporary Jobs Become Permanent

That’s the case for Beulah Hargrove. She accepted a holiday job at a New York J.C. Penney’s store and has already been asked to stay on after Christmas Eve.
“I’ll be working here after the holidays, which I’m very proud of,” she said. “It’s really hard to get a job now.”

By Jane Genova

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