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The U.S. unemployment rate has consistently been above 8 per cent for almost four years now. But a few big brands are actually hiring in droves. Rosemary Feitelberg at Women’s Wear Daily featured the brands and explained why they’re thriving in this economy.
Here are the brands:
Chobani: the Greek yogurt-maker is expanding its force by 800 employees this year. Chobani’s annual sales are now at $1 billion.
Dreamworks: the California-based animator will add 180 positions in the next year. The company is expanding like crazy in China.
Google: the search engine has hired 750 positions in the past year and is still aggressively hiring. They’re mostly looking for people to work in sales and engineering.
Square: the mobile-payment company will hire at least 350 people in the next year and are expanding following a deal with Starbucks.
New Balance: the athletic shoemaker is hiring people to work in its New England factories.
Airbus: the European aeroplane manufacturer is doubling its U.S. investment and will hire more than 1,000 employees in the next year.
Honda: the car company is filling 1,500 positions in factories and corporate. Honda has never laid off employees.
Nutiva: this company sells superfoods and is quickly growing. They’re hiring 150 positions in the Oakland, California area this year.
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