Who's Hiring Now: Twitter, Scholastic and More


Jobs are a plenty in technology, health and publishing compared with other sectors.  Whether you’re looking for entry-level work or you have the experience and chops for a more senior position, here are five companies looking for strong candidates.


Who They Are: This growing social networking site, which allows users to post short status messages, find friends and disseminate information, has only 30 employees, and it’s looking to expand its workforce with people ready to make a real impact on the Web.

Twitter has also developed products at companies including Google (Stock Quote: GOOG), Xanga, CNET, AOL (Stock Quote: TWX), Samsung, Sony (Stock Quote: SNE), Ericsson (Stock Quote: ERIC) and Vodafone (Stock Quote: VOD).

Where They Are: Located in San Francisco, Twitter’s headquarters boast open spaces, tons of windows and collaborative workspaces conducive to good workplace morale.  “The work environment is extremely important to productivity and happiness,” the company says on its Web site.

What They WantTwitter is looking for several engineers as well as product managers and a person responsible for handling and detering spam across the network.  Generally speaking, the company says it’s looking for people with talent, creativity and a sense that anything is possible.  Being an active twitterer is vital as well.

Coolest Job:  Possibly the best view of the Twitter organization as a whole, and the best way to have an immediate impact on user experience, is by filling the vacancy for a product manager.  Covering several areas of the business at once, the product manager would help develop Twitter service features, work with customer support as a problem-solver and apply market research to new decisions on specific products.  Beyond basic benefits, Twitter says it has the best equipment money can buy, and offers free breakfast, snacks and sometimes lunch.

Apply at: Twitter's jobs page.

Next: Scholastic

Scholastic (Stock Quote: SCHL)

Who They Are: This nearly 90-year-old company isn’t just a children’s book publisher. Scholastic also produces magazines, technology-based products, teachers’ materials, TV programs, films, videos and toys which are distributed through school-based book clubs and book fairs, retail stores, libraries, television networks and on Scholastic.com.

Where They Are: Not only are Scholastic offices across the United States, they’re also in Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Thailand and other countries and employ nearly 10,000 worldwide.  They currently have job openings in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Florida, Texas, Georgia and Illinois.

What They Want: Scholastic is looking for new hires with from a variety of experience levels who are passionate about education and are interested in promoting literacy and lifelong learning.

Cool Job: Scholastic is looking for an inside sales consultant in  Waco, Texas, to work with schools across the country to organize annual reading events, including book fairs.  If you have two years of successful sales experience and know children's literature, book fairs and school activities well, you might fare well here.  And if you have children, the $30 per hour you’d make including commissions could be boosted by your 50% off employee discount on Scholastic products.

In addition to regular benefits, the company also offers tuition help, company-sponsored training and social and recreation programs.  The company has often been ranked in the top companies for executive women, by the National Association for Female Executives.

Apply at: Scholastic's jobs page.

Next: St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix

St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center

Who They Are
:  This not-for-profit teaching hospital and research facility is equipped to handle trauma, cardiovascular services, high-risk obstetrics, pediatrics and rehabilitation programs. Already the largest hospital in Arizona, capacity at St. Joseph's is set to expand by 25%.

Where They Are: Located in Phoenix, Ariz., for more than 100 years, St. Joseph's is part of Catholic Healthcare West, which consists of more than 40 hospitals in Arizona, California and Nevada.

What They Want: They are looking for doctors, medical technology specialists, occupational therapists and hospital administrators, among other positions.

Cool Job: If you’re part of the growing world of occupational therapy, St. Joseph’s has a few spots that are currently open. The hospital’s Acute Inpatient Department is looking for an occupational therapist to work with patients with “complex neurological, surgical, trauma/orthopedic, medical and cardiopulmonary diagnoses.” This is a level 1 trauma center, which means the successful applicant will be working in a demanding, and rewarding, environment.  You’ve got to be a licensed OC in the state of Arizona.

Apply at: St. Joseph's jobs page.

Next: Siemens

Siemens (Stock Quote: SI)

Who They Are: This German technology firm develops products used in transportation, buildings and the oil and gas industries, as well as ways to generate, transmit and distribute electrical energy. It also develops medical technology, including imaging and laboratory diagnosis. Siemens says it’s a leader in “green technologies,” with about a quarter of its revenue coming from products and services that contribute to environmental protection. 

Where They Are: Its global headquarters are in Munich and Berlin, but Siemens has more than 200 offices in 101 countries. In the U.S., Siemens employs about 69,000 people in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

What They Want: In its green energy division, Siemens is looking for employees ranging from new graduates to senior-level engineers to staff its Wind Power Research & Development Center in Boulder, Colo., to help develop wind turbine solutions.

Cool Job: If you like to travel and you have a masters degree and a background in meteorology, atmospheric science, physics or climatology, you can apply for a job as meteorology engineer at Siemens’ wind power division, where you’d measure and analyze the  turbulence, noise and power associated with this source of alternative energy.  In addition to offering flexible work arrangements, tuition assistance and other benefits, Siemens PLM was also named a top corporate supporter of historically black colleges and universities in  2008, the sixth year in a row.

Apply at: Siemens's jobs page.

Next: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman (Stock Quote: NOC)

Who They Are: Northrop Grumman is an aerospace and defense company with more than 120,000 employees working with U.S. and international militaries, governments and corporations.

Where They Are: Although it’s headquartered in Los Angeles, Northrop Grumman operates in all 50 states and in 25 countries.

What They Want: The company is looking to fill a variety of positions in its information systems, aerospace systems, electronic systems, technical services and shipbuilding divisions. They're hiring in El Segundo, Calif.; Richmond, Va.; Rolling Meadows, Ill.; Fort Huachuca, Ariz.; Aurora, Colo. and at Wheeler Army Air Field in Hawaii.

Cool Job: Who doesn't want to help put another man on the moon? If you have the right engineering and management expertise and happen to be familiar with spacecraft flight dynamics, Northrop Grumman wants you to play a key role in design, engineering and testing along with its aerospace systems staff in El Segundo, Calif.  As an aerospace systems lunar lander engineer, you’d lead teams of multi-disciplinary engineers working together on developments in space flight and exploration of the surface of the moon using Altair spacecraft.

The company offers tuition reimbursement for job-related courses and progress toward a degree in a relevant field, and may offer flexible work schedules and office arrangements.

Apply at: Northrop's jobs page.

Happy hunting!


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