Who’s Hiring Full-Time: Blinds to Go, Archstone Apartments and Unum


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Blinds to Go

Who They Are: Manufacturer/retailer of window treatments.

Where They Are: Canadian company with U.S. operations based in Iselin, N.J., with 98 company-owned stores located mostly in eastern U.S. and Canada.

What They Want: Currently looking for new crop of management trainees and sales personnel (known as design consultants) with hopes to hire around 200 people by year’s end for stores in the New York metropolitan region, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, Detroit, Tampa and Orlando, as well as the Toronto and Montreal markets.

Coolest Job: If you’re a whiz with numbers, you may be interested in their opening for an Accounting and Finance Manager. The job requires a degree in finance or accounting and 4 to 6 years of work experience. Also, all positions offer the possibility of a bonus gig: television star. The company’s TV commercials always feature a real employee as the central figure.

Apply here.

Next Page: Archstone Apartments

Archstone Apartments

Who They Are: Large luxury apartment building management company, with about 84,000 apartments in the U.S. and Europe.

Where They Are: Corporate headquarters are in Denver; most of their apartment buildings are in large cities.

What They Want: Openings include those in maintenance, administrative and other areas. Basically, any job that relates to the management or operation of apartment buildings is probably available at one or more of their locations.

Coolest Job: They need a Community Manager to run an apartment community in San Jose, Calif. Besides a sunny location, the job offers excellent benefits, daytime hours and daily interaction with residents. Requires college degree and experience in the hospitality or apartment management field.

Apply here.

Next Page: Unum

Unum (Stock Quote: UNM)

Who They Are: Provider of employee benefits such as disability, long-term care and life insurance.

Where They Are: Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tenn., with several other U.S. locations.

What They Want: They need customer service agents, benefits counselors and medical consultants. They are also seeking candidates for their actuarial development program.

Coolest Job: They need Clinical Nurse Consultants in their Portland, Maine offices. These nurses serve as clinical experts assisting disability claims staff, and also sometimes interact with claimants via telephone. Bonus: flexible schedule with no nights, weekends or holidays required. Applicants must be Maine-licensed registered nurses with at least three years of clinical experience.

Apply here.

Bonus Cool Job of the Week: If you love planning events and encouraging people to eat a healthful diet, this job could be perfect for you. Weight Watchers (Stock Quote: WTW) is seeking an event coordinator to work out of their office in Jericho, N.Y. This person would be responsible for planning and organizing events including banquets, district meetings and training workshops, with attendance ranging from 10 to 1,000 people. Duties would include handling the budget, negotiating prices with vendors, making travel arrangements and coordinating caterers and other staff. Apply here.

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