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Top 5 Industries Hiring Right Now – August 2018

Just like that, summer is coming to an end. For a number of industries, hiring is still hot and there are thousands of job openings across the country. 

Check out the list below to see which companies are hiring in August, specifically who's hiring right now in transportation, nursing, sales, retail, and technology.


Transportation – 538,000 Jobs


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Top Hiring Companies: Hogan Transportation, C.R. England, Celadon, Hub Group, USA Truck

Top Job Titles: CDL Truck Driver, Long Haul Truck Driver or OTR, Regional CDL Truck Driver, Straight Truck, 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 – 232,209 Jobs


nurse assisting a patient in the emergency room



Top Hiring Companies: Home Instead Senior Care, CareInHomes, Ascension Health, Supplemental Health Care, Fresenius Medical Care

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

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

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


Sales – 219,296 Jobs


sales professional closing a deal with a client and shaking his hand


Top Hiring Companies: Oracle, Dollar General Corporation, Mac Tools, Platinum Supplemental Insurance, DICK'S Sporting Goods

Top Job Titles: Sales Representative/Sales Associate, Sales - Associate/Clerk/Cashier, Account Executive/Account Manager/Sales Specialist, Sales Manager, Director of Sales

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

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


Retail – 189,026 Jobs


retail professional at work in a clothing store


Top Hiring Companies: Dollar General Corporation/Dollar General, CVS Health, GameStop Corp., AutoZone Auto Parts, Family Dollar

Top Job Titles: Sales - Associate/Clerk/Cashier, Sales Representative/Sales 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


Technology – 187,494 Jobs


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Top Hiring Companies: Oracle,, Inc., Leidos, IBM, TechFech Com

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


By Natalie Winzer, iHire | August 22, 2018
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