“Grocery chain Whole Foods plans to hire 6,000 people nationwide and encouraged job-seekers to come to its stores Thursday as part of a National Hiring Day initiative. Full, part-time, seasonal and permanent positions are being offered to interested applicants at all of their U.S. locations”
Workers in sales and related occupations who receive incentive pay earned $35.31 per hour in 2016, compared with $15.82 per hour for time-based sales and related workers; similar findings in other occupations.
Amazon employed 382,400, up from 268,900 the year before, according to its quarterly financial reports. That translates into roughly 113,500 net new hires in the past 12 months.
Telemarketers and flight attendants make the top ten but bartenders and casino gaming managers top the list.
Merritt Hawkins reports :
“Seventy-six percent of primary care residents received 50 or more job solicitations during their medical training while 55% received 100 or more, survey data shows.”
Midwestern cities like Pittsburgh, Indianapolis and Louisville headed the list of cities where job opening were plentiful, housing prices reasonable and quality of life high.
Former eBay executive, Hal Lawton, was named Macy’s new president.
At the same time, Macy’s announced the elimination of about another 100 through further consolidation.
“If you can take a job that allows you to earn equity in your company, that’s always a huge advantage,” he said. “It doesn’t have to be a tech company. It can be a company that makes bricks. If you have the opportunity to work for a company that offers you equity, that offers you a chance to participate in the upside, particularly if it’s early in its life cycle, that’s a chance to really do well.”
Generac Power Systems Inc. is planning on expanding and renovating facilities in Wisconsin, with the assistance of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., and plans to add about 400 jobs.