Guest post by CareerAlley

Timing is everything in life and in business. Too young for the early days Wall Street boom, too old for the Internet boom and just right for every major recession since WWII. But opportunity is what you make of it and where you find it (don’t bet on opportunity finding you). I think that every generation has felt they were either too early or too late (or both) for “ground floor” opportunities. But ground floor opportunities are created every day in companies large and small. Maybe your ground floor opportunity is waiting for you at one of today’s featured companies. There were 195 job opportunities across all of today’s companies.

  • Publix Super Markets – Ranked at 101 on the list, Publix operates over 900 supermarkets and is employee owned. They have over 141,000 employees (that’s not a typo), and was ranked 107 on this year’s list. Their main careers page has tabs at the top for Why Publix, Stores and then a tab for several types of job functions (Pharmacy, Corporate, Distribution and Manufacturing). Below this are sections for How to Apply and Benefits. Click on Career Opportunities to link to their main search page, which has a number of additional links for a number of job functions (you need to check individually based on your job function). There were 17 job opportunities when I checked the site.
  • Tech Data – According to, #102 ranked Tech Data is “The world’s #2 distributor of computer products (behind Ingram Micro), Tech Data provides more than 100,000 different items to more than 100,000 resellers in 100 countries”. Their careers page has an overview center page, with links for Employment Overview, Benefits and Career Opportunities on the right side of the page. There were 35 job opportunities when I checked the site.
  • Merck – #103 on the list and more than 73,000 employees, is best known for medical related products. Their careers page has a company overview center page with links on the left hand side of the page for Search/Apply Jobs, Explore Careers and Life at Merck. There are links on the right hand side of the page for Students and Graduates, Military Recruiting and Diversity. Click the Search/Apply link for their job opportunities page with links on the left for search, submit resumes and application tips. There were 76 job opportunities when I checked the site.
  • AMR – You probably don’t recognize AMR, but I’m sure you’ve heard of American Airlines which is 104 on this year’s list. Their careers page has tabs on the left hand side for Career Opportunities, Why American, Corporate Information, Benefits, College Recruitment and more. Center page provides an company overview, along with links for job opportunities in the US, Mexico and Canada. There were 20 job opportunities when I checked the site.
  • United States Steel – Ranked at 105 (up from 146 last year), “making steel” is what they do (and sometimes better known as US Steel). Their careers page is fairly simple, with a brief overview center page and a link for Search Jobs/Submit Resume on the left hand side of the page. Selecting Search Jobs provides an advanced job search engine. Their are additional links at the top of the page for Search Careers, Submit Resume and Career Center. Links for Advanced Search and Search All Jobs are on the right hand side of the page. There were 47 job opportunities when I checked the site.

Good luck in your search.

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