ATLANTA — If you’re unemployed and looking for work there’s one thing you know for a fact: looking for a job in this economy is hard work. 11Alive is working to help you find work by identifying Atlanta-area companies that are hiring right now.

Here’s a rundown of the companies mention during Thursday night’s Ways to Save special:

Retail

With the holidays just around the corner, tons of jobs are expected to open up in retail. Here’s a rundown of just a few companies that have been spotted at job fairs. The Georgia Department of Labor says they have open positions.

A quick run to a mall or shopping center in your neighborhood might reveal more opportunities.

Just remember, putting your best foot forward with a temporary, seasonal job, could lead to full-time employment after the new year.

Contruction

Who says there are no jobs in construction? According to the Georgia Department of Labor, JP Painting and Remodeling and Metro Home Improvement are two companies looking for employees.

More Opportunities

Other big companies all over Atlanta are looking to hire employees with all kinds of skills. Here’s a rundown:

Just remember, searching and applying online is NOT enough. Experts the vast majority of jobs, up to 80 percent, are NOT advertised on job search and company websites and are found through networking. So get out there and good luck!

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