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.
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1. Bon Secours Health Jobs: 25,041 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."*
2. Petco Jobs: 11,264 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?"*
3. Pizza Hut Jobs: 6,197 openings.
After 55 years in the business, Pizza Hut continues to expand as part of the commitment in 2011 by its parent, Yum Brands, to grow in the U.S. and internationally. 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)."*
4. Macy's Jobs: 4,294 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."*
5. UnitedHealth Group Jobs: 3,657 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."*
6. Winn-Dixie Jobs: 3,211 openings.
Winn-Dixie is a supermarket chain based in Jacksonville, Fla. Although it went through some rough times in the past decade, the company looks to be back on its feet as it has ramped-up hiring and its parent, Bi-Lo Holdings, recently announced plans to buy 165 stores from other chains in the southeastern U.S.
Employee Review: "Benefits 401k, life, vacation, weekly pay. Chance for promotions from within. Company paid parties on holidays. Management cares about employees safety."*
7. Firestone Complete Auto Care Jobs: 3,110 openings.
Firestone Complete Auto Care is a car maintenance chain that was spun off from one of the oldest American tire companies. There are more than 1,600 locations nationwide, many of which are open late and on weekends and -- along with selling and servicing its name-brand tires -- where its mechanics 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. "*
8. Vector Marketing Jobs: 2,829 openings.
Vector Marketing of Olean, N.Y., is the domestic sales arm of the cutlery company, Cutco, which sells knives and other implements nationwide. Vector offers part-time, full-time and temporary sales jobs, including summer work, and says that experience in sales isn't required.
Employee Review: "The pay, flexibility, environment were all outstanding."*
9. Liberty Tax Service Jobs: 2,562 openings.
Liberty Tax Service of Virginia Beach, Va., started with five offices in the U.S. in 1998 after originating in Canada a year earlier. The tax-preparation service now has thousands of franchises across the U.S. and was named in 2012 as No. 7 onForbes magazine's list of "Top 20 Franchises for the Buck."
Employee Review: "The training you receive will be useful in both a personal and professional capacity the rest of your life. They are a very flexible company with great values. ... Its seasonal employment ... other than the office manager."*
10. CVS Caremark Jobs: 2,186 openings.
The CVS pharmacy chain has more than 7,500 stores in the United States, second only to Walgreens, and reported revenue of over $123 billion in 2012. It recently announced a partnership with DASH for Health to establish the Weight Loss Program at its walk-in medical clinics, MinuteClinic.
Employee Review: "The employee discount saves you a ton of money ... It's overall a comfortable work environment ...
Frequently offered overtime ... You have to be available ALL of the time."*
*All reviews from Glassdoor.