Thursday, September 5, 2013

Look who made the Top 5 hiring companies in Charlotte

With the unemployment rate still too high for comfort in North Carolina, it's always nice to get a glimpse of any data on who's hiring. The folks at Simply Hired, one of the many online job search services, have been sending me monthly updates on the job openings they see in their database for Charlotte. The one for August is interesting. Here's their top five hiring companies in town for the month:

1. Carolinas Healthcare System -- 743 jobs

2. Harris Teeter -- 711 jobs

3. Novant Health -- 617 jobs

4. Bank of America -- 580 jobs

5. Great Clips -- 542 jobs

Let's say it together, shall we? GREAT CLIPS??!! I imagine the hair-cutting chain is pretty popular. (I see about two dozen locations on a quick white pages search). But Top 5 hiring popular?? I've asked the Simply Hired folks to tell me whether these are all hairstylist jobs or if the company just announced some new corporate relocation to the city that I haven't heard about. Will update if/when I hear something.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great clips "added" that many but lost the same count. Net of zero jobs created.

Anonymous said...

Try asking your source rather than your readers.

Anonymous said...

Yes, these numbers don't tell you what happened prior to the jobs being added.

Wiley Coyote said...

Soooo.... Bofa is adding 580 jobs after cutting more than 6,000 over the past year and a half.

Will any of the terminated employees get rehired for those jobs?

A job opening is better than no job opening, but in the broader context of Bofa constantly restructuring and laying off people, what kinds of jobs are these and will the new hires be around for long?

Eric Frazier said...

Update: Simply Hired says these are all stylist/hairdresser jobs.