A job search can get quite frustrating these days, with so many people competing for too few openings. To ease the burden, AOL Jobs tracked down the 10 top companies that are hiring this week. From sales jobs to finance positions, full-time to part-time, these employers have a plethora of openings they're looking to fill.
Good luck job hunting!
1. Petco Jobs: 11,574 openings.
San Diego-based Petco's chain of pet supplies stores number more than a thousand across the U.S. and, along with its large supermarket-type operations, now includes smaller, mom-and-pop-style neighborhood stores, Unleashed by Petco.
Employee Review: "I met some great people and work with even more amazing people. The management was fantastic. I was paid fairly and had reasonable hours. I also was able to work around my school schedule which helped me pay for tuition. Plus, who doesn't like getting to play with puppies every Saturday?"*
2. Bon Secours Health Jobs: 7,063 openings.
The Bon Secours Health System of Marriottsville, Md., describes itself as employing more than 22,000, mostly on the East Coast. The Catholic nonprofit, sponsored by Bon Secours Ministries, is affiliated with 19 acute-care hospitals, one psychiatric hospital, five nursing care facilities, four assisted living facilities, and 14 home care and hospice services. It recently entered an agreement with Aetna subsidiary Healthagen to help serve 57,000 Medicare beneficiaries in Kentucky, New York, South Carolina and Virginia.
Employee Review: "Patient-centered mission is part of everyone's job. Good benefits. ... Work/life balance is a challenge in finance and administration."*
3. Macy's Jobs: 6,520 openings.
Even though sales are down slightly, the famous retail giant continues to hire in large quantities nationwide. Macy's Inc. stock recently went for a record high, selling at $50 a share.
Employee Review: "The management is competent. Employees are given a good discount and still able to use coupons. You can pick up more hours online when they become available."
4. CardPayment Solutions Jobs: 5,004 openings.
CardPayment Solutions of Santa Barbara, Calif., processes payments of credit and debit cards and checks for merchants across the U.S., and is primarily looking for independent sales agents. CPS describes itself as "the fastest growing companies in credit card processing, electronic check processing, gift and loyalty card programs, merchant cash advance and processing equipment and systems for both traditional and Internet businesses."
Employee Review: "Pros - To be an Independent Sales Agent to work on my own, to be my own boss, to generate business relationships with local merchants. Cons – The training was lame. Cold calling, mostly resulting in annoying merchants."*
5. Yelp Jobs: 4,928 openings.
The social review website launched about a decade ago as a place for it users to write and publish unsolicited reviews of businesses. Headquartered in San Francisco, Yelp makes money through the placement and listing features that it gives to advertisers. It became publicly owned in March 2012. Yelp recently announced that it's allowing users to write and publish full reviews of businesses via its mobile app.
Employee Review: "Great culture, fun coworkers, great office location ... comparably low salaries, not allowed to work from home ever."
6. AutoZone Jobs: 4,793 openings.
AutoZone Inc. is a 34-year-old automotive parts retailer, based in Memphis, Tenn., that boasts of having 4,600 stores in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Mexico. Discussing his business philosophy, AutoZone founder J.R. Pitt Hyde recently told a business forum: "Learn on the other guy's nickel. Go to work in the industry you think you want to start in and learn from the ground up."
Employee Review: "The company has a strong growth in the market and is very stable. Although AutoZone has grown to a large company, the corporate mind set is still on a small scale. Things like flex time, vacation pay, and holiday pay are still not substantial to match this size of this company."*
7. UnitedHealth Group Jobs: 3,846 openings.
UnitedHealth Group currently provides health insurance services to more than 75 million people worldwide and is the largest insurance company of its kind in the U.S. With the onset of states' participation in the Affordable Care Act, the Minnesota-based insurer "has remained especially vague on the number of systems in would participate in," says The Motley Fool, "placing the number somewhere between 10 and 25."
Employee Review: "Good, steady work. Great learning opportunities. Very little favoritism, you get ahead based on your own work. Work at home opportunities help on commuting costs. Great work-life balance, ample vacation time."*
8. AT&T Jobs: 3,204 openings.
Wireless giant AT&T continues to hire in large volumes, as many customers upgrade their smartphones and purchase tablets that require LTE data plans. It recently announced that it will be adding more wireless subscribers than expected.
Employee Review: "They provide great benefits and pay. I know they match quite a bit for 401(k) investment. It is a great job for someone interested in technology and learning about new technologies. Also, it is great to know that you are helping others out on a daily basis."*
9. Pizza Hut Jobs: 3,136 openings.
After 55 years in the business, Pizza Hut continues to expand, adding new locations nationwide. In its recent hunt for a digital manager, the fast-food chain asked applicants interviewing for the job to prove their ability to get a message across in Twitter-like brevity by limiting their "elevator speeches" to just 140 seconds.
Employee Review: "Decent hours, fun working environment, challenging (but not too much), rewarding, quick training (I was cross-trained, so I could fill any role necessary)."
10. Firestone Complete Auto Care Jobs: 3,070 openings.
Firestone Complete Auto Care is a car maintenance chain that's part of one of the oldest American tire companies. There are more than 1,600 locations nationwide that, along with selling and servicing tires, also do repairs and other kinds of work on cars.
Employee Review: "Higher than average compensation for retail, good camaraderie with co workers. Nice working for large company that you know will be there tomorrow. "*
*All reviews from Glassdoor.
Looking for a job in Carrollwood? Check our jobs page.