The economy is pulsating with activity as more Americans are vaccinated, unmasked, and ready to resume routines that resemble their pre-covid experience. Employers across industries look to do the same. While there are some concerns about new strains of the COVID virus, there seems to be plenty of good news about the economy and the job market.
Back in early June, a flabbergasted Daniel Zhao, Glassdoor’s Senior Economist, and Data Scientist tweeted: “Holy moly! Job openings spike to 9.3 million in April 2021, climbing 12% from March and setting another record. Job openings are up 100% year over year! And up 32% over pre-crisis levels as the reopening economy continues to drive up demand for labor. Had to double-check to make sure I was reading it right! Job openings are DOUBLE where they were last year. The comparison is skewed because April 2020 was the trough of the crisis, but still wow, that's a big number.”
Employers are eager to get fully staffed as they open their doors and resume operations. Many are offering bonuses in the hopes that they will turn job seekers’ heads. If you’re on the hunt for your next great fit, consider these employers who are offering bonuses.
Here are ten companies offering enticing hiring bonuses for in-demand jobs. Apply now!
Headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, Banfield Pet Hospitals is comprised of 1,000 locations that provide care to furry friends around the country. The veterinarian and vet tech shortage is of increasing concern to the animal welfare community, and there is currently a hiring surge. Banfield is eager to recruit qualified candidates. The company is willing to pay bonuses in some cases, including $5,000 sign-on bonuses for vet techs, in some areas, and larger bonuses for qualified veterinarians in some cases. Banfield is hiring for a variety of additional roles as well veterinary receptionist, veterinary assistant, and communications coordinator.
Headquartered in Menasha, Wisconsin, Faith Technologies, Inc. is a national leader in electrical planning, engineering, design, and installation. An energy expert and an authority in electrical and energy services, Faith Technologies lead industry change through dedicated investment in technology, strategic project consulting, and process engineering.
Faith Technologies is offering signing bonuses ranging from $1,000-$4,500 for some positions such as electrical apprentice, foreman, and journeyman electrician. The company is hiring for a range of additional positions including the electrical superintendent, production manager, automation engineer, and more.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Waste Management is a Fortune 250 company and North America's largest recycler serving over 20 million residential, commercial, industrial, municipal customers.
WM is offering $7,500 sign-on bonuses to diesel technicians. The company is also hiring for various open roles including operations specialists, residential drivers, and gas technicians.
Headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, Penske Logistics is an owned subsidiary of Penske Truck Leasing. Penske Logistics supports companies around the world and has operations in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. Penske has earned recognition as a military-friendly employer.
Penske is offering $1,500, $3,000, $5000, and $10,000 sign-on bonuses for warehouse workers/forklift operators and truck drivers with various certifications and licenses. The company is also hiring for a range of additional roles including recruiters, IT solutions architects, diesel mechanics, diesel technicians, and general managers, among other roles.
With 1,800 locations and scores of flatscreen televisions across the U.S. and Canada, Sports Clips is the largest franchise in the nation catering to men’s and boy’s hair care. Headquartered in Georgetown, Texas, Sports Clips is experiencing a hiring surge due to COVID.
The company is currently offering $500, $1,000, and $3,000 sign-on bonuses for managers, barbers, and stylists at some locations around the country. They are also hiring educators, receptionists, and other roles.
A Catholic, not-for-profit healthcare system comprised of more than 600 centers, CHRISTUS Health is headquartered in Irving, Texas. CHRISTUS Health employs a staff of 45,000 that includes over 15,000 doctors. CHRISTUS has been recognized among the US’s top ten Catholic health systems.
CHRISTUS Health is currently experiencing a hiring surge due to COVID. The company is offering $1,000 sign-on bonuses for registered nurses in various specialties including oncology and post-surgical care, among others. Additional roles for which CHRISTUS Health is hiring include nuclear medicine tech-PRN, multiskilled radiology tech-PRN, medical staff coordinator, and business intelligence analyst, among other roles.
Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Amazon is a powerhouse employer that has changed the way the world shops, especially during the pandemic. Amazon is hiring for various open positions. The company is offering bonuses for a range of warehouses positions across the country. In some cases, candidates need to show their proof of vaccination to qualify for sign-on bonuses. Amazon is hiring for these positions with the potential for bonuses in some locations: warehouse team members (potential $1000 sign-on bonus), package sorters (potential $1, 000 sign-on bonus), central operations associates (potential for $100 bonus), warehouse night attendants (potential for $500 bonus), and flex team member (potential for $1,000 bonus).
Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the first Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant opened in Columbus, Ohio; now there are 1,100 locations throughout all 50 states. And they are hiring. Cooks, servers, hostesses, and managers are all in demand at BW3’s, and some can earn a $450 sign-on bonus.
Atrium Health, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a nonprofit health system staffed by nearly 70,000 teammates at 37 hospitals and more than 1,350 care locations. Atrium Health is a recognized leader in shaping health outcomes via innovation, education, research, education, and patient care. Atrium Health is esteemed in the medical industry for pediatric care, cancer and heart care, burn treatments, among other programs.
Currently experiencing a hiring surge due to COVID, Atrium Health is offering $5,000-$10,000 sign-on bonuses for some registered nursing roles. Other open roles include ultrasound technician, security guard, medical assistant, clinical research nurse, nurse’s aide, and more.
Bob Evans is the quintessential American country dinner. Headquartered in New Albany, Ohio, Bob Evans Restaurants serves customers at nearly 500 locations across 18 states, and the company is hiring.
Some locations are offering $2000 sign-on bonuses for managers and general managers, and $200 bonuses are likewise being offered to new team members filling various roles in some locations. Servers, dishwashers, front-of-the-house team members, and human resources professionals are all in demand.