By: Cheryl Casone
This week I found companies that are hiring in both the diet and food industries, plus home health care and consumer electronics. The segment was on Fox and Friends Tuesday, September 25th.
MEDIFAST – a nutrition and weight-loss company that is a leader in the industry.
*Plans to hire approximately 150 by the end of the year
*Top jobs: Production; Distribution; Call Center; IT and Medifast Weight Control Centers
*Focusing on Baltimore, DC, Philly, Florida and Texas markets
*Medifast has consistently been named a best small company and a fastest-growing company in Maryland and nationally
*Salaries vary depending on position and include excellent benefits like 401k, medical/dental/vision, free gym membership & free Medifast products
BJ’S RESTAURANTS – owns and operates 123 casual dining restaurants as well as small microbreweries.
*Estimates it will be hiring between 2,400-3,200 people this year as it anticipates opening 16 new restaurants in 2012
*Top Jobs: Managers, Servers, Cooks, Restaurant Support
*New BJ’s locations include Las Vegas, NV; Austin, TX; Century City, CA; College Station, TX.
*Voted “Best Places to Work” by Chair Leader Magazine
*Both full-time and hourly employees are eligible for some benefits
H.H. GREGG – appliance and electronics retailer.
*Just announced it plans to hire 1,000 employees by October to prepare for holiday season
*Top Jobs: Sales Associates (NOTE: These are PERMANENT positions—NOT seasonal!)
*Opening new retail stores in Green Bay, WI, Milwaukee, WI, and Baton Rouge, LA. Opened a new Atlanta store in August and is looking to fill 70 jobs there.
*Has 223 stores throughout the Midwest and Southeast.
RIGHT AT HOME – privately held provider of in-home elder care and assistance.
*Currently has openings for 500+ jobs across the country, 200 for caregivers
*Company is on pace to open 50 new facilities by the end of the year (which could add an additional 2,500 jobs)
*Top Jobs: Nurse ($45-$60k), Caregiver ($8-13/hour), Administrative ($25k+), Marketing/Sales ($30k+), Franchise Owners
*Present in 40 states, looking to grow in Baltimore, Orlando, Little Rock and Tucson. Company also serves Canada, UK, Brazil and is the 1st in-home senior care franchise in China.
MARCO’S PIZZA – pizza-company franchise.
*Expects to hire approximately 1,200-1,300 people (approximately 150 management positions) before the end of the year
*Top Jobs: General Managers, Co-Managers and Assistant Managers ($28k-40k). Also hiring Delivery Drivers and Pizza Makers.
*Today there are 312 stores and by the end of the year there will be 352 stores operating in the US, Bahamas and Panama. Marco’s employs close to 9,000 people.
*It’s anticipated the next wave of stores will open in Illinois, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and California.
*Company was started in 1970’s by an Italian immigrant, was sold but still uses same pizza recipe.