10 companies that will be hiring thousands in 2018

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Whether you're a soon-to-be graduate or a working professional seeking a career change, you don't have to wait until the new year to start scouting out employment opportunities.

In fact, finding out now what companies will be hiring in the near future can help you have a more focused and productive job hunting process.

To help, job searching platform Glassdoor has compiled a list of the following companies who are looking to hire thousands of new employees in 2018. founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.
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1. Amazon

Hiring locations: Seattle; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Sunnyvale, California; Herndon, Virginia; Chicago and more

What makes the company unique: After for the holiday season, Amazon is showing no signs of slowing down their employee expansion in the new year. As one of the top organizations to change the consumer shopping experience, you'll be employed at a place that refers to itself as the "Earth's most customer-centric company."

2. The Home Depot

Hiring locations: Atlanta; Lake Delton, Wisconsin; Jacksonville, Florida; Franklin, Tennessee; Dayton, Ohio; Charlotte, North Carolina and more

What makes the company unique: According to Glassdoor, The Home Depot prides themselves on being an equal opportunity employer who also encourages many bilingual candidates to apply.

3. Liberty Mutual Insurance

Hiring locations: Dover, New Hampshire; Boston; Indianapolis; Rochester, New York; Plano, Texas; Chandler, Arizona and more

What makes the company unique: Making Glassdoor's 2016 list of "," employees at Liberty Mutual Insurance say they receive four weeks of paid vacation in addition to 1.5 days of extra vacation time accrued every month. Glassdoor also reports the company places a lot of value on community giving after donating $18 million to charitable organizations this year.

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4. Panda Express

Hiring locations: Rosemead, California; Milton, Connecticut; Springfield, Illinois; Honolulu; New Castle, Delaware; Fairfax, Virginia and more

What makes the company unique: Panda Express has over 2,000 restaurants globally, making it the largest family-owned American Chinese restaurant, according to Glassdoor. Employees of the company also boast about great pay, benefits and opportunities to grow.

5. Deloitte

Hiring locations: Los Angeles; Cleveland; Orlando, Florida; Philadelphia; Milwaukee; Morrisville, North Carolina and more

What makes the company unique: With 80,000 employees in the U.S. alone, Glassdoor calls Deloitte one of the largest and most established consulting firms with both local and global influence.

6. Kohl's 

Hiring locations: Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Santa Rosa, California; Newport News, Virginia; Louisville, Kentucky; Greensboro, North Carolina; Baton Rouge, Louisiana and more

What makes the company unique: In addition to being one of the leading specialty department stores in the U.S. with nearly 1,200 stores, Kohl's is also known for having great employee discounts, health insurance and 401(k) support, reports Glassdoor.

Shareholder's visit the Geico display that the 2015 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder's Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska on May 2, 2015.
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7. Geico

Hiring locations: Macon, Georgia; Frederick, Maryland; Glendale, California; New York; Dulles, Virginia; Dallas and more

What makes the company unique: According to Glassdoor, nearly 80 percent of Geico's management team started in entry-level careers and worked their way up. To further prove their commitment to employee advancement, the company also has fast-track development management programs that associates can take advantage of.

8. Whole Foods Market

Hiring locations: Austin, Texas; Mason, Ohio; Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Schaumburg, Illinois; Miami; Portland, Oregon and more

What makes the company unique: Not only does Whole Foods Market pride themselves on healthy food options and after merging with Amazon, but they also pride themselves on being a company of great value. In addition to each local store donating to an area food bank or shelter throughout the year, the grocer also gives five percent of their total net profits to community organizations.

9. IBM

Hiring locations: New York; Arlington, Virginia; Phoenix; Dallas; Southbury, Connecticut; Baton Rouge, Louisiana and more

What makes the company unique: IBM is one of the largest employers in the world with offices in more than 170 countries and nearly 380,000 employees across the world. According to Glassdoor, professionals at this tech company have received numerous awards including five Novel Prizes, ten National Medals of Technology and five National Medals of Science.

10. Target

Hiring locations: Brooklyn Park, Minnesota; North Haven, Connecticut; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Tempe, Arizona; Denton, Texas; Westborough, Massachusetts and more

What makes the company unique: In addition to having plenty of employment opportunities with over 1,800 stores and 38 distribution centers across the U.S., Target is also a company that places a lot of value on giving back. According to its website, the retail giant gives five percent of its profits back to the community for a total that now equals more than $4 million each week.

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