Wolf Gugler, who owns a Shawnee-based executive recruitment and outplacement firm, confirms a hiring uptick in sales, sales management and retail management.
“I don't think the retail sales associate category is growing right now as there are usually more part-timers hired for the Christmas rush and then a decline in January,” Gugler said.
Tulsa recruiter Tony Wolters said opportunities exist in “anything in health care” and there's “lots of activity still in the energy sector.” Other hot jobs, he said, include health information management, manufacturing engineering, commercial and agricultural lenders, and quality, environmental and software engineers.
Kim Neese, president of Terry Neese Personnel Services Inc., said the phones rang constantly last week with people asking about jobs.
Accounting and oil and gas positions always top the list of job openings, she said. Neese said 90 percent of callers have been seeking jobs, versus workers who already have them.