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Via The Single Fathers Blog

There are companies hiring right now and if you are looking for a job it may seem like all of the good ones are gone.  Looking for employment can be difficult and sometimes downright discouraging.  With the government cutting unemployment benefits left and right, I know it can get a little tight for fathers who want to provide and do what they have to do for their families.  So I picked up this list from AOL and decided it to share it with you.

Below are 10 companies that are hiring right now…Today! So, if you need a job then scroll down this list and hopefully something fits your skill set.

Good Luck…

1. Petco Jobs: 11,227 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: 9,510 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, reports being 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. Pizza Hut Jobs: 6,185 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. Vector Marketing Jobs: 4,358 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.”*

5. UnitedHealth Group Jobs: 3,596 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. Firestone Complete Auto Care Jobs: 3,417 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. “*

7. Winn-Dixie Jobs: 3,398 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.”*

8. Acosta Sales and Marketing Jobs: 2,977 openings.

Founded in 1927 and based in Jacksonville, Fla., Acosta has offices across the U.S. and Canada where it serves the needs of companies that produce packaged goods for consumers. In May, Acosta announced the acquisition of three food-service agencies in the southeastern U.S. as well as another that serves the military.

Employee Review: “Great people, great work-life balance. … Pay is just OK. Training is OK..”*

9. 84 Lumber Jobs: 2,484 openings.

84 Lumber is a building services and supply company based in Eighty Four, Pa., but with operations in 30 states, including about 250 stores. The privately owned retailer competes with publicly owned chains such as Home Depot and Lowe’s for a share of the home improvement market.

Employee Review: “Great company to work for … a bit keystone cops. … I’m optimistic about the outlook for this company.”*

10. Macy’s Jobs: 2,456 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.”*

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