According to CareerBuilder’s first annual job forecast for the ten largest world economies, European nations continue to battle another recession. The global decline further exacerbated the effects of austerity measures designed to manage down debt. While 30 per cent of UK employers plan to hire this year, 21 per cent are anticipating a decline for a net increase of only 9 per cent adding jobs.
Across major markets, employers are most likely to hire for positions that are closely tied to revenue and innovation. The study reveals sales, admin and customer service as the top areas UK companies are hiring for this year.
If finding a new job in 2013 was among your New Year’s resolutions and you haven’t found one yet, you should take a look at the following companies from a range of industries who are hiring now.
The Travelers Companies, Inc. (“Travelers”) is a leading provider of property liability insurance for motor, home and business. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has approximately 30,000 employees through its operations in the United States, Canada, UK and Ireland and generated revenues of approximately $25bn in 2011.
Available positions: Travelers is hiring actuaries, technology engineers, underwriters and more for locations in Greater London and South East England.
Rackspace Hosting is the world’s leader in hosting and cloud computing. Since 2001 Rackspace has been hosting and supporting websites, internet applications, email servers, security and storage services for 6,000 customers.
Available positions: Rackspace is hiring mostly in London in the areas of IT, sales, HR, finance or tech support.
HC-One is one of the largest independent care home operators in the UK, providing a range of care services, encompassing dementia, nursing, residential and specialist care. The company cares for over 10,000 residents and employs over 14,000 members of staff.
Available positions: HC-One is hiring nurses, deputy managers and home managers for their care homes across the UK.
Randstad is a multi-specialist recruitment consultancy with a national network of offices and a top five position in the UK. The company matches talented job seekers to organisations across the UK. Randstad in the UK operates as a joined up collective of specialist business lines which each possess indepth understanding of specific sectors from a recruitment perspective.
Available positions: Randstad is looking for multilingual telemarketers, customer service, technical support representatives and many more for clients across the UK.
Atkins is one of the world’s leading engineering and design consultancies with a breadth and depth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time critical infrastructure projects. Established in 1938, specializing in civil and structural engineering design, Atkins is now the UK’s largest engineering design consultancy providing multidisciplinary technical expertise.
Available positions: Atkins offers opportunities for engineers, architects, planners, surveyors, consultants and also for marketing and administrative workers across the UK.
Johnson Controls is a global diversified company in the building and automotive industries serving customers in more than 150 countries. The company employs 162,000 employees worldwide, who create quality products, services and solutions to optimise energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles.
Available positions: Johnson Controls is hiring engineers, technicians, project managers and many more throughout the UK.
Nigel Frank International is the global leader in Microsoft Dynamics recruitment with offices in New York, Newcastle, London and Singapore. The company employs over 100 recruitment consultants worldwide focussing solely on Microsoft Dynamics recruitment and providing both contract and permanent recruitment services.
Available positions: Nigel Frank International is hiring Microsoft Dynamics professionals. In particular demand for Axapta consultants, developers and support staff is very high.
UPS, or United Parcel Service Inc., is the largest express carrier and package delivery company in the world. Every day UPS manages the flow of goods, funds and information in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.
Available positions: UPS is hiring multi-drop drivers and in addition has openings in marketing, HR and sales.
McAfee secures systems and networks from known and as yet undiscovered threats worldwide. Home users, businesses, service providers, government agencies, and partners all trust their security expertise. As the largest dedicated security company in the world, and an employer of choice, McAfee offers career opportunities on a global scale and cares about your individual ambitions.
Available positions: McAfee is hiring mainly for sales and IT positions in the UK, Ireland and other locations across Europe.
Nielsen is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties. Nielsen has nearly 34,000 employees in more than 100 countries.
Available positions: In the UK, Nielsen is hiring managers, consultants and more for their offices in Headington, Woking, Birmingham and London. The company is also looking for qualified candidates for their graduate client manager scheme (closing date March 31, 2013).
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