Good news for job seekers - a scan this week of local employer websites reveals numerous companies that have recently posted 10, 20, and even 40 (or more!) jobs in the area.
From seasonal to full time, from Elyria to Akron, from HR and IT to finance and manufacturing, there’s an increase in postings as employers prepare to hire for the new calendar year. And remember, even seasonal openings offer a job seeker the opportunity to make a positive impression on an employer, increase one’s networking (and job leads) circle, and earn extra holiday cash. Here’s the scoop from the Job Search House Mother on 13 local employers that are ramping up their workforce:
* Alcoa has posted 10 jobs since Oct 1 in maintenance, manufacturing, sales, finance and engineering. http://tinyurl.com/2vq58r
*Aleris in Beachwood has 10 job postings since September including executive assistant, buyer, finance and IT positions. Apply at http://www.aleris.com/careers/americas
*Avery Dennison has dozens of job postings in Brunswick, Mentor, Painesville and Strongsville at http://www.averydennison.com/avy/en_us/Careers/Job-Search
*Bendix in Elyria has posted 15 jobs in the last four weeks at http://tinyurl.com/3kcru2h
*Forest City, the national real estate developer, currently has nearly 20 open jobs in NE Ohio, many in IT: http://www.forestcity.net/careers/Pages/careers.aspx
*Lubrizol has posted several professional openings (HR, engineering, testing, admin assistant, finance) mostly in Wickliffe; careers page is at: http://www.lubrizol.com/Careers/
*Onshift software company in downtown Cleveland is hiring IT and sales positions for its nursing shift management software, designed for long-term care and senior living Apply at: http://www.onshift.com/company/careers/
*Progressive announced last week that it is hiring 150 call center and customer service positions at its Mayfield Heights location. Its careers site is at http://www.progressive.com/jobs/
*Rockwell has posted over 30 jobs, all in Twinsburg or Mayfield Heights, at http://www.rockwellautomation.com/careers/
*Sherwin Williams has 40+ jobs in Cleveland and Warrensville Heights currently posted, at: http://careers.sherwin-williams.com/jobs/
* Sterling Jewelers has over 40 jobs listed at its Akron headquarters at : http://www.sterlingcareers.com/search/cc.html
*The Cleveland Indians are hiring seasonal SnowDays fan services representatives and skating rink personnel at http://tinyurl.com/3aruxbu All new hires pay $8.70 per hour. Neat fact: the Indians have been receiving national publicity for their unique off-season, on-field fan attraction of snow, ice and fun - and this year SnowDays is adding a hockey rink! More info on SnowDays is at http://tinyurl.com/3w5yvep
*Macy's is hiring 78,000 seasonal workers this holiday season around the country; candidates can apply online at http://macysJobs.com
Kelly Blazek shares job search and work success tips from the corporate front lines in her blog, http://kellyblazek.wordpress.com. She is available for presentations to groups on job searching, and also one-on-one resume review consultations for job seekers.