Wednesday, June 1, 2011

6/1/11 Jobs Report

The U.S. Economy

Fewer jobs were added in May as the economy hit a speed bump.  

Worst US Job Location

This dubious honor goes to Riverside, CA.

Best US Job Location

Dallas / Fort Worth leads the U.S. in job growth.

Nationwide Jobs

U.S. Auto manufacturers are planning to add 34,000 jobs nationwide over the next few years.

New York, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Stamford, Greenwich, and Westport are the top cities seeking hedge fund talent.

Bank of America plans to add hundreds more small business bankers.

Daimler / Mercedes Benz is hiring for “engineering, manufacturing engineering, warranty, supply chain, accounting, controlling, and corporate audit and investigation” positions for the following locations:  Montvale, New Jersey; Palo Alto, California; Portland, Oregon; and Fort Mill, South Carolina.  A job fair will be held on June 6th.  To register:

The following companies project hiring:  Boeing, Google, Caterpillar, Scottrade, CVS, Amazon, Wal-mart, Facebook, and Medifast.

The Robert Half Professional Employment Report reveals that “the legal and marketing fields are expected to see the strongest hiring activity, with a net 30 percent of lawyers and a net 19 percent of marketing executives planning to increase staff levels.”   The full PDF report can be found here:


hhgregg plans to hire around 600 employees for its new stores in Florida.


Lockheed Martin plans to add 400 jobs in Marietta.

Illinois Jobs

GE Capital is looking to hire an additional 1,000 people for Chicago.


Amazon will be hiring a few hundred employees for a new fulfillment center.


The Corvette plant in Bowling Green will be adding around 250 jobs around the new Corvette.

Massachusetts Jobs

General Dynamics anticipates hiring 400 additional high tech workers in Pittsfield.  

North Carolina Jobs

Lowe’s is planning to add 300 IT positions.

South Carolina

Wal-mart is planning to add 4,000 jobs in the next five years in the state.


Amazon is considering building additional fulfillment centers bringing a possible 2,700 jobs to the state.


General Electric will be opening a technology center in Richmond that will support around 200 jobs.  

ICF International, a consulting company, will be adding over 500 jobs around Herndon.


Amazon will be adding several hundred jobs at a customer service center.

Jobs Abroad

Citi is looking to expand its Asia Markets division by 150.

Hewlett Packard is expanding in Ireland by 50 personnel to support cloud computing.

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