Companies That Are Hiring Right Now

Why there’s a mismatch between jobs and layoff reports, and how to find companies that are hiring.

The U.S. labor department is touting a jobs report that beat expectations. There were 517,000 new jobs created in January, and unemployment is at a record of 3.4%—the lowest in 54 years.

Meanwhile, Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. reports that U.S.-based employers announced 102,943 job cuts in January, up 440% over January 2022. reports over 88,000 tech layoffs to date in 2023.

One of the reasons why there is a record number of both new jobs and layoffs is that the numbers don’t match. The majority of the layoffs so far this year have been in tech, media, finance, and retail. The job gains have been in leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, and health care.

Why does this matter? If you’re one of the people who have lost your job, you might be wondering why it’s not so easy to find a new one when over half a million jobs were created last month. If you’re looking to change jobs, it can be discouraging not to hear back from employers or get interviews.

Companies That Are Hiring Now

There are some things you can do to avoid weeding through tons of job openings and get directly to employers who are hiring. Here’s how to find them.

✔️Take the time to make sure your resume and LinkedIn profile are up-to-date before you start applying. If the company requires a cover letter, it’s worth taking the time to write a targeted letter that shows the employer that you’re a match for the job.

✔️Check lists of companies that are hiring now for immediate openings:

Tip: If you're looking for a tech job, consider NYC and DC where job openings are plentiful.

✔️For more companies with current openings, check out my LinkedIn post.

✔️Search online for employers with immediate openings using the following search terms:

Google: “companies hiring now near me” or “companies hiring now remote”

Indeed: use "immediate hire" and "urgently hiring" as search terms. Add your location to find jobs near you.

LinkedIn: use hashtags like #immediatehiring, #hiringnow, and #hiring to find current openings and search jobs for “immediate openings” and “immediate hiring.”

Warning Signs That You Might Lose Your Job

Are you worried that you might be next on the layoff list? Some of the flags can be easier to decipher than others, but it can be harder when the issues are related to you personally rather than the company’s performance. Here are 12 warning signs that your job is at risk, along with advice on what to do if you think your job might be on the line.

Watch Out for Scam Job Postings

Some of those jobs you're looking at could be a scam, so it's important to spend some time searching. Scammers are getting more and more sophisticated and it can be hard to tell what's a real joband what's not. Many of today’s job scams may appear to originate from legitimate companies, reference real recruiters in the listing, and even include an interview process.

Look for these warning signs to help you figure out if a job is legitimate or a scam.

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