5. Nationwide Financial Services
Insurance provider Nationwide Financial Services swung to a profit of $396 million in the first quarter after losing $106 million a year earlier.
In a recent press release, Nationwide said it plans fill "approximately 1,400 open positions across the country." This is an increase from last year at this time, when there were 600 open positions at the company.
4. General Motors
After filing for bankrupcty a year ago, General Motors has returned from the brink of ruin. Sales of its Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac models climbed 33% to 183,091 in April from March. Since July, the company has restored or created more than 9,100 jobs
in the U.S. and Canada.
GM's career Web site has more than 100 jobs listed, but the company plans to create or retain 1,600 jobs by adding new plants in New York, Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. These factories will build fuel-efficient cars and trucks.
Ford is shifting some work typically done by suppliers in Mexico to the U.S. The carmaker plans to spend $135 million to design and produce hybrid-electric vehicles. Ford plans to hire more than 50 engineers and add 170 more jobs transmission plants in Michigan. The new hybrid cars are expected to go into production in 2012.
In a recent press release, IBM revealed plans to open a new technology service center in Columbia, Mo. The opening of this new service center would create as many as 800 technical jobs. Job hunters can also find almost 2,000 open positions posted on IBM's Web site. The jobs are in a wide range of categories, including technical, management, research and sales.
1. Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley plans to add at least 50 employees to Charlotte, N.C., the Charlotte Observer reported. Spokesman James Wiggins told the newspaper that the financial services firm wants to bring in private bankers to work with financial advisers around the country.
Along with the 50 open jobs in Charlotte, Morgan Stanley's Web site lists more than 1,000 open positions nationwide, as well as almost a 1,000 open jobs outside the U.S. Most of the positions are in accounting, operations and wealth management.
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