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Forum Post: Top Hiring Companies? Guess what? Hiring Managers Have Little to No Authority! Example included...

Posted 6 years ago on Feb. 6, 2012, 12:27 a.m. EST by economicallydiscardedcitizen (761)
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The complete article can be seen at this link. Below is the list and my hastily put together reply to it at apx. 60+ WPM Please, somebody, HIRE and/or TRAIN to HIRE the WILLING and ABLE! I know I am, I've always been a 'scrapper' when times get tough!


"The Top Hiring Employers in America's Biggest Cities

Simply Hired indexes job listings across the web from job boards, newspapers, company career sites and staffing agencies. The company uses a patent-pending de-duplication algorithm and actively monitors job quality to provide a real-time snapshot of all job openings available right now.

Atlanta, Ga.

  1. Home Depot: 1,180 job openings

  2. WellStar Health System: 1,013 job openings

  3. Northside Hospital: 759 job openings

  4. Pizza Hut: 753 job openings

  5. Emory University: 648 job openings

Boston, Mass.

  1. Staples: 1,250 job openings

  2. Massachusetts General Hospital: 1,048 job openings

  3. Liberty Mutual: 829 job openings

  4. Harvard University: 753 job openings

  5. Kindred Healthcare: 700 job openings

Chicago, Ill.

  1. Accenture: 918 job openings

  2. Pizza Hut: 815 job openings

  3. Sears: 696 job openings

  4. HCR Manor Care: 680 job openings

  5. Taco Bell: 613 job openings

Dallas - Fort. Worth, Texas

  1. Texas Health Resources: 1,623 job openings

  2. HCA: 1,219 job openings

  3. Baylor Health Care: 979 job openings

  4. Pizza Hut: 921 job openings

  5. Methodist Health Systems: 704 job openings

Detroit, Mich.

  1. Chrysler: 790 job openings

  2. General Motors: 778 job openings

  3. St. John Health System: 773 job openings

  4. Taco Bell: 676 job openings

  5. IBM: 514 job openings

Los Angeles, Calif.

  1. Pizza Hut: 1,496 job openings

  2. Staples: 1,428 job openings

  3. Starbucks: 1,187 job openings

  4. Taco Bell: 1,079 job openings

  5. Providence Health and Services: 797 job openings

Miami – Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

  1. HCA: 828 job openings

  2. Miami Dade College: 478 job openings

  3. IBM: 476 job openings

  4. Baptist Health South Florida: 453 job openings

  5. Winn-Dixie: 332 job openings

Minneapolis – St. Paul, Minn.

  1. UnitedHealth Group: 2,898 job openings

  2. Pizza Hut: 603 job openings

  3. IBM: 521 job openings

  4. Fairview Health Services: 479 job openings

  5. Taco Bell: 395 job openings

New York, N.Y.

  1. Staples: 2,174 job openings

  2. Citigroup: 1,253 job openings

  3. Accenture: 1,137 job openings

  4. IBM: 969 job openings

  5. Ernst & Young: 946 job openings

Philadelphia, Penn.

  1. Marten Transport: 994 job openings

  2. Genesis HealthCare: 928 job openings

  3. Staples: 852 job openings

  4. Siemens: 696 job openings

  5. Bayada Nurses: 644 job openings

Portland, Ore.

  1. Providence Health and Services: 580 job openings

  2. Intel: 509 job openings

  3. Oregon Health and Science University: 506 job openings

  4. Safeway: 438 job openings

  5. Gordon Trucking: 314 job openings

Raleigh – Durham, N.C.

  1. WakeMed Health and Hospitals: 1,081 job openings

  2. Duke University: 717 job openings

  3. Pizza Hut: 374 job openings

  4. Fidelity Investments: 251 job openings

  5. Harris Teeter: 250 job openings

San Francisco Bay Area, Calif.

  1. eBay: 1,803 job openings

  2. Cisco Systems: 1,550 job openings

  3. Apple: 1,388 job openings

  4. Sutter Health: 1,033 job openings

  5. HP: 890 job openings

Seattle – Tacoma, Wash.

  1. Amazon: 1,905 job openings

  2. Providence Health and Services: 924 job openings

  3. University of Washington: 914 job openings

  4. Starbucks: 906 job openings

  5. Virginia Mason Medical Center: 788 job openings

Washington, D.C.

  1. Valley Health: 3,833 job openings

  2. Lockheed Martin: 3,630 job openings

  3. CACI International: 1,743 job openings

  4. Inova Health System: 1,628 job openings

  5. ManTech International: 1,208 job openings"...

So, how does it happen that a decent, historically reliable worker, even one that has been self employed remain unemployed? Here's how: I frequently apply for ALL entry level jobs in addition to those more consistent with my skill set. I do all the right things including 'dumbing down' my resume, application, job titles and salaries (no sense in showing a job history with a max of 6 figures in it since that equals an instant 'roundfile' due to 'overqualification' for anything entry level.)

Just 2 weeks ago I struck up yet another in person conversation with a worker behind the counter of 'your friendly neighborhood entry level wage employer' and she was EAGER to encourage me to apply for a floating assistant manager position for 4 of their locations. She told me to go to the company site (which I had applied online before over 2 years ago) and so I updated my contact information and hit the 'submit' button despite there not being a position yet posted there. I then printed out my application, prepared a professional cover letter, a copy of my resume tailored to the skillsets of the type of management position needed and showed up IN PERSON the next day and spoke with the same woman who said she would be so happy to pass this along to the regional hiring manager.

Well, I've done my repetitive 'show up regularly and friendly pester' that ALWAYS landed me a job within a week or two but this DOES NOT WORK in today's economy. 'HIRE ME YESTERDAY' is not applicable and THE PERSONAL TOUCH doesn't work either and I think it has something to do with big national companies such as the type I just described needing an assistant manager disqualifying based on whatever qualifying method they are using through their main/corporate offices-YOUR LOCAL HIRING MANAGERS, IF THEY REQUIRE YOU TO APPLY ONLINE simply HAVE NO HIRING AUTHORITY!

I am only able to 'survive' thanks to being married and my husband has a small Veteran's pension while we both look to work following our displacement starting in 2008 that wiped out my company of 200+ mortgage and real estate agents and husband's work major back injury at local office of education.

PS: I'm also thinking that anyone with background in real estate, finance or mortgage banking is immediately branded with a kind of 'PARIAH STATUS' and will need to continue doing odd jobs and self employed type activities until the economy begins to remotely 'turn around.'

Good luck to everyone, especially those in worse situations than ours. We all really need and want to get back to work YESTERDAY!



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[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (22872) 6 years ago

I do not think Simply Hired has accurate numbers at all. For instance you say that it claims there are 1,048 openings at Massachusetts General, but if you go directly to the Mass General website's job search page there are 182 openings. Simply Hired lists 648 openings for Emory University but on the school's website there are 359 openings.

It is not a bad idea to research jobs through these large websites but when you apply it is best to go directly to the company's website. Oftentimes, the jobs listed on places like Simply Hired are duplicates or expired.

Anyway, good luck with your search.

[-] 0 points by economicallydiscardedcitizen (761) 6 years ago

Perhaps the number of openings given reflect the point in time the writer compiled the data and wrote the article.

It's true what you say about duplicate and expired position postings and thanks for your encouragement.

[-] 1 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 6 years ago

yeah can't wait for fall ... when half of the bankers are in the same line...

[-] 0 points by economicallydiscardedcitizen (761) 6 years ago

And as of yesterday, a few thousand employees of American Airlines in Dallas, TX and many others announced daily here:


February 10 , 2012

Chiquita Brands - Possible 200 Job Cuts in Ohio

YRC Freight in Lake Park GA - 88 Positions

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc - 43 in Milwaukee

Nova Scotia Power ( International ) - 40

Pasadena City Hall CA - 14 Layoff Notices

February 9 , 2012

Idaho National Laboratory - up to 185

C&D Technologies Inc - 120 in Milwaukee

Oregon hospitals - Layoffs Continue

Danske Bank - 2,000

Update: PepsiCo - 150 in Chicago

Pepsi Co Inc PepsiCo - 8,700 Job Cuts in 2012 / Layoffs

Alcatel-Lucent - up to 1,800 Europe Positions

Update: The Interim LSU Public Hospital - 55 Layoffs, and 161 Positions Possible

Bank of America BofA - 450 Jobs in Concord

American Airlines - 500 Flight Attendants, On top of the 13,000

The city of Downey CA - 12 Layoff Notices

TriMet Portland - Layoffs Possible

February 8 , 2012

McLeod's Loris Hospital and Seacoast Medical Center - 48

Pella Window Corporation in Macomb Ill - Furloughs instead of Layoffs

San Lorenzo School District CA - 133 Pink Slips to Temporary Teachers

The Saint Louis Science Center - 24

Update: Xerox Wilsonville Campus - Some Layoffs in 2012, No Number Yet

Xerox in Webster NY - Some Layoffs, No Number

Tenet Healthcare Corp - Consolidation of 2 Atlanta Hospital Could = Some Layoffs

Graphic Packaging International Inc. - 69 in Kansas City

Virginia Beach Schools - Budget Cuts Could Mean Layoffs

AL Gov. Bentley - Budget would Likely include Layoffs

The Livingston Medical Group - 27

California University of Pennsylvania - 11

Preble Shawnee Local School District Ohio - 14

Nokia - 4,000

Prairie Mountain Publishing Co - 17

Montreat College - 29

Capital Health ( International ) - 34

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc - Layoffs Went Beyond Management

AmMed Direct LLC - 223 Layoff Notices, May be Closing

Utica NY Schools - 150 Job Cuts Next Year, Worst Case

City of Westminster CA - 48 Layoff Notices

Reynolds American Tobaccoville NC - Several Layoffs, No Number

Riverside County CA? - 180 Layoffs Needed to Cut Cost

Corner Brook Pulp and Paper ( International ) - 9 and 33 More to Come

February 7 , 2012

Student Movers - 50

Supervalu - 800

Sega Studios Australia - 1/2 of Staff or 37

Macquarie Group ( International ) - Layoffs very Possible The Rosie Show - 30

Smith & Nephew - 800

Bryce Hospital in Tuscaloosa AL - 34

Livingson Medical Group CA - 24+

Update: Lloyds Banking Group - 990

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - Hoping for Less Than 100 Layoffs to be Announced Later this month

Salt Lake City video game developer Eat Sleep Play - 8

February 6 , 2012

Carhartt Hopkins Co. Plant - 150

Alpha Natural Resources - 152 in W. Virginia, and 168 in Kentucky

AvMed Health - 95

Local Eastman Kodak Co. Ohio - 80

Xpect Discounts - 58

Fisker Automotive 25+

MetLife - 804 Positions in Irving TX

Cox Communications - 100 Layoffs When it Shutters Wireless Service

Greece - Debt Deal = 15,000 Public Sector Layoffs

9 Food Lion Tennessee - About 360 layoffs

Update: EA Confirms Small Layoffs at Vancouver Studio

Qantas Airways Ltd. - Warns of Possible Layoffs

February 5 , 2012

Daytona State College - 14 at School's Television Station

Kenosha Unified WI- 28 Layoff Notices

Nippon Sheet Glass ( Japan International ) - 3,500

February 4 , 2012

Bose Corp. Speaker Plant Near Blythewood - 200

Schneider Electric in Loves Park - 6

February 3 , 2012

Verizon - 336 in NJ

Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center - up to 80 Layoffs Possible

Montreat College - 4 Academic Programs and 29 Layoffs

Electronic Arts EA Vancouver Branch - Small Number of Layoffs

Jackson Health System - To Announce "Significant" Layoffs in About 2 Weeks

Patriot Coal stop production at the Big Mountain Mining Complex - 250 Layoffs

Philadelphia School District - 90

The Orleans Parish Public Defender's Office - 10

Alliant Techsystems - up to 200

Thirty-One Gifts - 182

Public broadcasting station KUHT Houston - 12

February 2 , 2012

Tracker Boat Center in Miami Oklahoma - Moving to Missouri = 112 Layoffs

Detroit Bus Drivers - Brace for Layoffs

Ryan International Airlines - 200

Cigna Medical Group - 100 in Phoenix

Manheim San Antonio - 70

Impala Platinum Holdings ( International ) - Fires 17,200 Workers After Illegal Pay Strike

Update: HSBC Holdings Plc - Move Fund Operations Unit to Ireland May = 200 Jobs Lost

AstraZeneca - Next Round of Layoffs will = 7,300

Westpac Banking Corp - 300 to 400

Update: AA American Airlines - New Estimate Around 13,000 Jobs / Layoffs

Sumco Corp. - 1,300

Kennedy Space Center - Another 200 in the Coming Months

Virginia Port Authority - 11

TE Connectivity - 135

Southern Coal Company A & G Coal - Some Layoffs, No Number

Update: THQ - up to 240 Job Cuts

Corner Brook Pulp and paper ( International ) - 43

February 1 , 2012

American Airlines - May Cut / Layoff up to 15,000 Jobs

Microsoft Corp. - 200

Canpages ( International ) - 500+

American Greetings Ohio - 30

UMass Memorial Health Care - 700 to 900 Layoffs

Pfizer Inc Pearl River Plant - 71

Ace Distribution Services Inc - 32 at its New Berlin Facility

SeaChange International Inc - Some Layoffs, No Number

Oakland city workers CA - 80

THQ - Mass Layoffs of 170 Coming?

Human Genome Science Inc. - 150

Flickr - Reported 12% of Staff

Kenosha Unified’s WI main office - 22 Secretaries

IBM - Could Cut up 8,000+ Jobs in Germany

Janesville Grainger facility - 20

Sub-Zero Inc - 100

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 6 years ago

Oh, jeeze.

I have read of those companies that will say that they are hiring but are really only going to hire immigrants. I have also heard from those that have worked for a couple of the listed companies up there and they are into underemployment and making it literally impossible to work a second or third job.

[-] -1 points by amerman (26) 6 years ago

If they are only hiring "immigrants" then you will have no trouble getting employed by one of them

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[-] -1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 6 years ago

Sweet pea, I am employed. But, thank you for your concern.

[-] 2 points by JesseHeffran (3903) 6 years ago

I'm curious, is your screen name from the movie Dragnet, " just the Facts mam" or are you like me and live for the weekends.

[-] -2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 6 years ago

Yes, "All we want are the facts, ma'am". :D

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[-] 1 points by JesseHeffran (3903) 6 years ago

I watched the show when I was real young. I loved the movie with tom hanks. The one where they bring down a secret cadre of business and political elites, lol.

[-] -2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 6 years ago

Oh, yeah! I remember that. That was one of the better movies from the 1980s.