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Holiday Job Search Alert: 5 Careers with Tons of Job Openings Right Now

Hiring may slow down during the holidays in some industries, but iHire’s database of verified and curated job openings shows tens of thousands of opportunities for specific job titles in a wide range of sectors. If you’re running a holiday job search – which is a great strategy for many reasons – there are a number of companies hiring now including Apple, Dominos, Oracle, C.R. England, Amazon, and more.

Check out these 5 in-demand jobs, including their median salaries (data courtesy of the Bureau of Labor Statistics), companies with the most openings, and the best states for each career.


CDL Truck Driver – 198,560 Jobs


close-up of a cdl truck driver's hands on the wheel


Median Salary: $42,480

Top Hiring Companies: C.R. England, Roehl Transport, Inc., Averitt Express, CRST Expedited, Trans Am

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


Sales Representative/Sales Associate – 151,927 Jobs


sales representative helping customers purchase furniture


Median Salary: $52,510

Top Hiring Companies: Platinum Supplemental Insurance, Dollar General Corporation/Dollar General, Oracle, Defenders, Autozone Auto Parts

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


Registered Nurse (RN) – 120,882 Jobs


registered nurse at a hospital updating a patient's chart


Median Salary: $70,000

Top Hiring Companies: CareInHomes, Supplemental Health Care, Novant Health, Jackson Nurse Professionals, Ascension Health

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


Software Developer – 71,966 Jobs


two software developers at a desk collaborating on a project


Median Salary: $103,560

Top Hiring Companies: Oracle, Revature, TechFetch, Apple, Inc., Amazon.com, Inc.

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


Customer Service Representative – 53,779 Jobs


two customer service representatives on their phones at their desks


Median Salary: $32,890

Top Hiring Companies: Domino’s Pizza, Walgreens, Family Dollar, Lowe’s Companies, Inc., U-Haul

Top Locations: California, Texas, Florida, New York, Ohio

By Natalie Winzer, iHire | November 28, 2018
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