Archive for October, 2011

Company hires for management jobs in Illinois

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Promotional Cards said this week it has hired for management jobs in Illinois.

SVM, LP, the global leader in providing gift card solutions for businesses, announces the hiring of John Cullen as Vice President and General Manager, Gasoline Loyalty and Rewards.

Prior to joining SVM, Mr. Cullen held numerous leadership and entrepreneurial roles in the area of loyalty and rewards solutions. He was instrumental in the development of several loyalty programs, including innovative programs utilizing gasoline as a currency to incent consumer behaviors. This also included establishing creative partnerships and cross merchandising various consumer products with gasoline.

Company hires for finance jobs in Illinois

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Accounting giant Ernst and Young will be hiring hundreds for finance jobs in Illinois.

The company is recruiting for all experience levels and will be looking for to fill a variety of positions.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the jobs on Tuesday and said the firm will kick off its hiring strategies as soon as possible.

Ernst and Young vice chair and managing partner Tony Anderson called Chicago a “great home and engaging market” for his company. (more…)

Employees could stall on hiring for Illinois administrative jobs

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Companies across the state could forgo hiring for Illinois administrative jobs, among many other types, according to a new survey.

A new survey from job board CareerBuilder states that consistent with trends typically seen at the tail end of the calendar, employers anticipate a moderate slowdown in hiring. Twenty-one percent of hiring managers reported that they plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in Q4, down from Q3, but on par with 2010.

The survey also reflects the state of Florida jobs.

The tempered plans for Q4 follow a slightly softer recruitment picture in Q3. In terms of actual hiring, 26 percent of employers reported they added full-time, permanent headcount in Q3. While better than the same period in 2010, this is down three percentage points from Q2 2011 – reflecting a more hesitant hiring environment in the face of rising commodity prices, a volatile stock market, concerns over Europe’s sovereign debt crisis and other global issues. (more…)

Company hires for Illinois sales jobs

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Best Buy just announced its seasonal hiring plans and said it needs to hire for several Illinois sales jobs, among other areas.

To ensure guidance for customers who want it, Best Buy is increasing the hours of its Blue Shirts, who receive more than 40 hours of dedicated training, on average.

Best Buy also is adding 15,000 seasonal employees to help provide the quality customer service expected by customers during a busy shopping season. (more…)