The national unemployment numbers came out Friday, with the rate holding steady at 9.7 percent. This was welcome news, since most economists and writers had predicted that the East Coast snowstorms would contribute to the economy temporarily shedding up to 220,000 jobs.
Still, finding a new job is tough for the roughly 14 million unemployed Americans. Each week we scour several job boards, including Indeed and Vault, to help track the best employment listings with salaries of $100,000 or more. This week's picks:
Vice President, Marketing Strategy, The Ritz-Carlton
Marriott International is looking for a VP of marketing to work out of its Bethesda, Md., office overseeing the global marketing strategy for this upscale hotel chain. You must have luxury consumer marketing experience, along with some knowledge of global branding. Ideally, you'll also know about social media and Web development.
Pros: Employees (and their friends and family) receive roughly 50 percent off rates at the Ritz.
Cons: Though this job pays at least $100,000, the ad does not list the salary range, and it's hard to know what the ceiling is. It's also unclear how much travel you'd have to do for this worldwide company.
Director, Video Program Management, Yahoo!
Are you interested in thinking about the ways video can work online? Well, Yahoo is looking for a leader to create a vision for its video business. You need to have creativity, as well as business savvy to understand online metrics and work with Yahoo's business team.
Pros: Based in New York City, and you'll have a blank slate.
Cons: Yahoo vs. YouTube; that's going to be a tough fight.
, Scott-Macon Ltd.
Scott-Macon Ltd., a New York–based investment bank, is looking for a managing director to market its financial-advisory services to clients. Currently, the bank serves companies that work in alternative energy, the automotive industry, chemicals, informational services, and health care. You should have at least 10 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions and perferably an M.B.A.
Pros: You could create a new sector of business for this investment bank.
Cons: You shouldn't bother applying unless you have both a fat (and phat) Rolodex.
Demand Planning Analyst, Nike
Do you like sneakers? Join Nike (and more specifically, Converse) as a business analyst who helps the company manage its sneaker inventory through buying, forecasting, and merchandising.
Pros: You'll get a lot of face time with a wide range of people inside the company, from sales to account managers and business planners.
Cons: If you don't live near New York City, be prepared to pay for your own move. Relocation expenses are not covered.
Senior Analyst, Marketing Analytics
An unnamed global direct-marketing agency in Chicago is looking for a senior analyst to work on analytics for clients, from developing measurement plans to creating models and analyzing data. You also should have writing and presentation skills.
Pros: Working for an agency gives you the freedom to tackle many different projects.
Cons: You must have solid statistical analysis system (SAS) programming skills.