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Hiring spree: 18 companies with thousands of jobs to fill in 2018

Amazon The Home Depot Liberty Mutual Insurance Panda Express Deloitte Kohl’s GEICO Whole Foods Market IBM Target Bank of America Lowe’s Microsoft Merck AT&T McKinsey & Company Costco Wholesale Intel Corporation Taking a look at the big picture, Glassdoor chief economist Dr. Andrew Chamberlain says there are five things that will disrupt the 2018 labor market, which could affect your job search: AI is changing the future of work: AI and automation are poised to impact nearly every facet of the workforce in some way, but two industries that are ripe for big changes in 2018: human resources and finance. Revolutionary new AI tools are complementing people’s skills in both HR and finance, upending many established and easy-to-automate roles. Modernization of mobile job applications: Most of existing applicant tracking systems were built in a bygone era, making applying for a job from a mobile device cumbersome. Mobile apply is ripe for overhaul in 2018, but has a long way to go. Job growth in health care, tech, labor-intensive roles: Job creation in 2018 is being driven not only by innovations in tech, which will continue to expand within traditionally non-tech industries, but by significant demographic shifts such as an aging population. Many traditional jobs like restaurant waiters and truck drivers that cannot be automated easily in the near term will continue to grow and be a core source for jobs. Increased transparency in the application and interview process: While workplaces have increased their transparency in recent years, the online application process remains notoriously opaque. In 2018, job seekers can expect more visibility into both the application process and the status of job applications in real time. Encouraging employee passions through role experimentation: More companies are creating ways to support employee aspirations outside the common vertical trajectory within a company through role experimentation. By establishing clearer pathways for internal lateral job moves, companies can tap into the changing skills and passions of their workforce, help reduce turnover, and do a better job of matching proven talent with their most productive role inside an organization