New York: Even as a host of firms are slashing their headcount to save costs, as many as 28 American companies in the Fortune 100 list including retail giant Wal-Mart, Time Warner and beverage company Coca-Cola are still hiring.
“As many big companies are announcing mass layoffs, these Fortune 100 employers have at least 150 openings as of mid-April,” the Fortune magazine stated.
The Arkansas-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc, ranked second in latest Fortune 500 list, has thousands of job openings.
About Wal-Mart the magazine stated that the retailer is looking for staff at new locations and hiring store managers, human resource managers, pharmacists, customer service associates and cashiers, among others.
Media group Time Warner has about 480 openings posted online in creative, editorial, marketing, media, finance, accounting, graphics design, animation, new media, ad sales, film/television production division among others.
Technology giant Hewlett-Packard has 150 vacancies and is hiring in several areas of its businesses such as information technology, human resources, research and development, marketing, finance and administrative.
While, beverage company Coca-Cola is searching for 160 people for a variety of different functions on many levels including finance, bottling, retail operations, production and customer service, delivery and food chemistry.
Financial service major Bank of America Corp is looking to hire as many as 1,860 people in several areas including consumer banking, small business banking, credit cards, home loans, global banking, wealth management, technology, human resources, finance, communications and marketing.
Further, aerospace and defence firm Boeing has 2,400 vacancies and according to listings on software giant Microsoft’s career website as of April it had 630 positions available in marketing, software development, customer service, information technology, operations, program management among others.
Other companies among the 28 with significant job openings include --MetLife, Supervalu, State Farm Insurance, United Parcel Service, Medco Health Solutions, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, New York Life Insurance, Prudential Financial and General Dynamics among others.