Holiday Hiring: Not Just for Seasonal Help

Posted: October 22nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on Holiday Hiring: Not Just for Seasonal Help

Happy Holidays: Apply Within
This holiday season has more jobs in store than ever and I’m not talking about the usual gift wrapping, Santa’s helpers and seasonal retail workers. Imagine, a lovely fall harvest, delicious Thanksgiving season and beautiful Holiday plus a new job. Now that sounds like a Happy Holiday!
Personal spending is up 2.6% from a year ago according to the Commerce Department and in return, companies like Omnicom Group’s MarketSar and Red Ventures are adding staff in greater numbers than they were a year ago. The positions they have open are professional, full-time jobs that include benefits.

Hewlett-Packard | Technology & Product Management
H.P. may still be experiencing downsizing in some divisions, however, they’re hiring in others. Specifically, this computer group is looking for technology engineers and project managers with specific titles including database engineer and infrastructure technology project manager. The positions are temporary and lower on the hourly scale however, they plan to keep the folks they hire on until 2011 and there’s a potential for full-time sales and research and development too.  If you’ve got a Bachelor’s Degree and 2-5 years computer science skills, log on here to see if you can snag of the computer giant’s temp positions this season.

Wells Fargo | 5,000 Jobs in 60 Days
Rates are low and consumers are taking advantage by refinancing their homes and buying new ones. October showed a 21% increase in refinances and 8.5% increase in new home purchases; that means new job opportunities in Denver, Minneapolis and Charlotte for Wells Fargo. If you’ve got experience as a consumer loan manager, underwriter or administration manager, apply here for one of the 5,000 jobs they’re adding in the next two months.

MarketStar | 1,000 Product Specialists
Focused on driving consumer sales for key clients Whirlpool, Verizon and Sony, MarketStar, based in Utah, is adding nearly 1,000 new team members.  MarketStar hires and trains product representatives on the “finer details” of consumer electronic and appliance brands and then sends them out to large retailers (e.g. Best Buy) to answer shopper questions and boost sales. The initial position is to help the company, and these top consumer brand clients, get through the holiday season however, there’s a potential for top performers to land a full-time job and stay on after the season ends.  Apply here for a MarketStar product specialist position.

Red Ventures | 340 Sales & Marketing Jobs
It’s not often you find a 6-figure sales or marketing job in North Carolina much less with a growing organization looking to hire 340 employees in the next two months.  As a social media and online business enthusiast, I knew this had to be a part of the company and, it is. Red Ventures does online marketing promotion for groups that are in the midst of a marketing war. That’s good news for you if you’re a Sales Director, Vice President or work in a related capacity.  The positions are all full-time and based in Charlotte, NC, Fort Hill and Miami.  Find out more about these careers here.

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