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Jan242011

Jobs Galore: Top Employers Have Thousands of Openings

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- As part of Fortune's annual "100 Best Companies to Work For" list, the magazine profiles 25 companies that have openings for 700 or more new hires each -- a total of 137,000 jobs. All told, the top 100 firms on the magazine's list have 150,000 openings.

These include high-paying jobs, jobs with great perks and others just plain wacky.

Though many of the openings are high-tech, traditional industries are hiring, too. Wegmans Food Markets, for example, has current openings for 2,000. The company ranks No. 3 on Fortune's list overall. The chain plans to open three new stores in 2011, with jobs in customer service, manufacturing and distribution. They're also hiring chefs. Kevin Stickles, Wegman's vice president of human services, says, "We look for people who smile, are enthusiastic, eager to learn and in turn want to teach others."

Data storage company NetApp, No. 5 on Fortune's list, has openings for 2,500. All kinds of jobs are open, but the company especially needs engineers and sales people. Software engineer is the job title with the most openings (350). NetApp's director of global staffing tells Fortune she is looking for people who have shown an ability to go above and beyond what's expected and who will feel comfortable working in a collaborative culture. She urges anyone thinking of applying to do their homework by acquiring an understanding of NetApp's product lines, culture and history.

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