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Top 5 Industries Hiring Right Now – July 2018

Forget the dog days of summer – these 5 industries are hiring right now and have hundreds of thousands of open opportunities across the US!

If you’re looking for a new job in transportation, nursing, sales, technology, or retail, it’s time to get your resume in shape and practice your interviewing skills.

Check out the top companies hiring in July, the most in-demand job titles and skills, and best states for open positions in each industry:


Transportation – 589,917 Jobs


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Top Hiring Companies: CRST Expedited, C.R. England, Hub Group, Hogan Transportation, Heartland Express

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

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

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


Nursing – 201,094 Jobs


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Top Hiring Companies: Ascension Health, Centra Healthcare Solutions, Fresenius Medical Care, LRS Healthcare, Supplemental Health 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, New York, Pennsylvania

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


Sales – 200,620 Jobs


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Top Hiring Companies: Mac Tools, Oracle, Dollar General Corporation, DICK'S Sporting Goods, Royal Ahold Delhaize N V

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, New York, Florida, Illinois

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


Technology – 178,327 Jobs


software developer working with her team


Top Hiring Companies: Oracle, Hired,, Inc., Leidos, Robert Half Corporate

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, Maryland

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


Retail – 171,615 Jobs


retail professional at work in a grocery store


Top Hiring Companies: Dollar General Corporation, CVS Health, GameStop, Ulta Beauty, Inc., CROSSMARK

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, Pennsylvania

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

By Natalie Winzer, iHire | July 18, 2018
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