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Top 5 Industries Hiring Right Now – October 2018

Check out all the companies hiring in October and find out who’s hiring right now in your area and industry. Top companies hiring now include Oracle, Amazon, IBM, JB Hunt, Fresenius Medical Care, and Ulta Beauty, Inc.

iHire’s list of the top 5 industries hiring right now is based on proprietary data from our jobs database. Compare the companies hiring in October to our reports from September and August.


Transportation – 625,910 Jobs


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Top Hiring Companies: Hogan Transportation, FTI, JB Hunt, C.R. England, Heartland Express

Top Job Titles: CDL Truck Driver, Long Haul Truck Driver or OTR, Straight Truck, Regional CDL Truck Driver, Delivery Driver

Top States: Illinois, Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana

Top Desired Skills/Credentials: Commercial Driver's License, Class A CDL, Driving, Over the Road, Orientation


Nursing – 242,172 Jobs


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Top Hiring Companies: CareInHomes, Centra Healthcare Solutions, RNnetwork, Supplemental Health Care, Fresenius Medical Care

Top Job Titles: Registered Nurse (RN), Nurse Assistant (CNA), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Home Health Aide, Nursing Manager/Supervisor

Top States: California, Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York

Top Desired Skills/Credentials: Nursing, Registered Nurse, Patient Care, Healthcare Management, Management


Sales – 239,647 Jobs


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Top Hiring Companies: Platinum Supplemental Insurance, Oracle, Dollar General Corporation, Mac Tools, AutoZone, Inc.

Top Job Titles: Sales Representative/Associate, Account Executive, Account Manager, Sales Manager, Director of Sales

Top States: California, Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois

Top Desired Skills/Credentials: Sales, Management, Customer Service, Communication Skills, Training and Development


Technology – 205,376 Jobs


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Top Hiring Companies: Oracle, Hired, Techfetch Com,, Inc., IBM

Top Job Titles: Software Developer, DevOps Engineer/System Administrator, Other Engineer, Database Administrator/Developer, Help Desk Technician/Analyst

Top States: California, Texas, Virginia, New York, Massachusetts

Top Desired Skills/Credentials: Development, Software, Management, Design, Communication Skills


Retail – 190,732 Jobs


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Top Hiring Companies: Dollar General Corporation/Dollar General, AutoZone, Inc., CVS Health, Ulta Beauty, Inc., GameStop Corp.

Top Job Titles: Associate/Clerk/Cashier, Sales Representative/Associate, Assistant Store Manager, Store Manager, Merchandising - Non-Management

Top States: California, Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois

Top Desired Skills/Credentials: Retail, Sales, Merchandising, Customer Service, Management


By Freddie Rohner, iHire | October 24, 2018
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