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Entry Level Jobs Will Increase in 2008

Entry Level Hiring Projected to Increase in 2008 estimates that employers offering entry level positions will up their hiring by 11.8 percent this year, which would be the biggest increase in entry level hiring in three years. The companies and organizations on the site's Top Entry Level Employers for 2008 vary in size and industry focus, and the list even projects the number of entry level hires each company will make this year. Here are the top ten on the list.

  1. Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  2. Americorps
  3. Walgreen Company
  4. Internal Revenue Service
  5. Progressive Insurance
  6. Teach For America
  7. Deloitte & Touche USA LLP
  8. Target
  9. Peace Corps
  10. Ernst & Young


tee0206 tee0206 9 years
I don't consider it an entry level position because technically, they're volunteer positions in which one gets paid a "living allowance" (not technically a salary). It's designed to allow its volunteers to be able to just survive, and it's not intended to be a salary.
br0wneyed9irl00 br0wneyed9irl00 9 years
i'm going to do peacecorps when i graduate in may. i'm so ready for the challenge. tee, why would the salary being based on the poverty level make it not an entry level position?
sweetrae80 sweetrae80 9 years
i applied for teach for america and didn't get in-maybe my too low gpa was a blessing in disguise
tee0206 tee0206 9 years
Also, I don't think AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and Teach for America should count as entry level employers. Technically, most of those positions are contracted volunteer positions that pay "living allowances" based on the poverty level (at least that's the case for AmeriCorps VISTA).
lana7128 lana7128 9 years
I have an interview with target in two weeks! That's such good news!
tee0206 tee0206 9 years
Ugh, AmeriCorps. I did that. It was stressful. I hear Teach for America is worse.
alysun alysun 9 years
Yes I am hoping to get a Job at target headquarters! I was concerned about this years hiring due to the economy but this is good to know
FrannyA FrannyA 9 years
I need to save this list since I am also graduating in May... and the whole idea of completing a job search terrifies me.
fashionhore fashionhore 9 years
This makes me very happy considering I graduate in May. Now my only problem is if any of these companys hire communication majors!
imLissy imLissy 9 years
my company usually hires like 10-20 new hires every six months... they're going for 30-50 in June X( I honestly don't know where they plan to fit them all, we don't have that many free offices...
DreaAST DreaAST 9 years
good info!
Frenched Frenched 9 years
Good to know.
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