Fortune magazine has come out with their annual survey of the best places to work with the best perks and the top ten firms for job growth in 2011. Some of the companies were a surprise, while others were expected. I focused on the companies that are hiring for this article. So who is hiring and expanding their employee base for 2011?
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At least for now, until our economy stabilizes and the unemployment rate falls back down to around 5%. This could be year's job experts say which makes it even more important to go to where the jobs are and where there is a better chance of getting hired. The longer you are unemployed the tougher it will be for you to get a new job, not to mention pay your bills!
Below are the top (10) companies that are planning on hiring in 2011. Check out why they are not only hiring but what special perks some of them offer to their employees.
1.) Zappos.com (www.zappos.com)- This online shoe retailer rates #6 as the best place to work. They expect a 37% growth in jobs with useful perks such as free lunches, no charge vending machines and a full time life coach! Located in
2.) Balfour Beatty Construction (www.balfourbeattyus.com)- Located in
(3.) Darden Restaurants (www.darden.com) - This Company operates casual dining restaurants, such as, Red Lobster and Olive Garden. Based in
(4.) Nordstrom (www.nordstrom.com)- Located in Seattle, WA, this specialty retailer is rated #74 in best perks and is hiring on 19% new staff this year. Their motto is, "Use good judgment in all situations".
(5.) Scottrade (www.scottrade.com)- Located I
(6.) Adobe Systems (www.adobe.com)- This software firm is located in
(7.) Umpqua Bank (www.umpquabank.com) Located in
(8.) Southern Ohio Medical (www.somc.org) - This 104-year old hospital is located near the Ohio/Kentucky border in
(9.) Salesforce.com (www.salesforce.com)- This San Francisco based sales software provider has expanded its workforce by 50 % over the past two years and will be adding on another 15% this year. The top performers at this company join the Peak Performers Club and become eligible for a 4-day trip to a swanky Hawaiian resort.
(10.) Morningstar (corporate.morningstar.com) - The only Chicago-based company on this list, this firm provides investment information. They increased their workforce by 14% last year. This firm has some of the best job perks in the country. They offer a 6-week paid sabbatical for every 4- years of employment and places no limits on paid vacations or sick time.
My advice is to go to the companies that are hiring. This above list covers a number of industries and locations. It may be that you will have to move to where the jobs are. We are in a global economy and your skills may be needed at a company not located in