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Berkshire Hathaway

330,000

EMPLOYEES

317

JOB OPENINGS

1839

YEAR FOUNDED

BRK

STOCK SYMBOL

Omaha, NE

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About Berkshire Hathaway

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is a holding company with a large quantity of subsidiaries in diverse fields. Both a diversified conglomerate and a Fortune 500 company, Berkshire Hathaway is recognized by Forbes Global 2000 as a leading public company. Thanks to the investments by CEO and Chairman of the Board, Warren Buffett, the company owns businesses and operations, ranging from confectionary to gas utilities, including brands such as Dairy Queen and Geico.

Products & Services

Primarily an insurance company, Berkshire Hathaway handles insurance and reinsurance businesses on a primary basis and on a reinsurance basis. Through subsidiaries such as Geico, General Re, and Berkshire Hathaway Assurance, the company offers life, accident, health, property, and casualty insurance. In addition it invests in other activities such as utilities and energy as well as manufacturing, service, and retailing. Berkshire Hathaway is engaged in businesses spanning, clothing and footwear, building products, flight services, retail, media, and finance. An example of its tremendous diversity can be found in its portfolio which includes brands like Fruit of the Loom, The Eagle, The Pampered Chef, and Acme Building Brands.

History

Although currently a global conglomerate, the company actually began as a textile manufacturing company. Oliver Chace created a textile mill in 1839 that merged with a cotton manufacturing organization to form Berkshire Fine Spinning Associate. The company merged again with Hathaway Manufacturing, becoming Berkshire Hathaway. Towards the end of 1955, the company began laying off employees and closing mills. Warren Buffett noticed a stock pattern and began investing in the company, eventually taking full control of it. To turn the dying business around, Buffett explored new industries, beginning with insurance and helping established the company as the business leader it is today.

Job Opportunities

Berkshire Hathaway is now is public company listed on the NYSE under BRK.A and BRK.B. The company employs nearly 300,000 people and invites more to join its network. Both professionals and those just out of college can find opportunities in many job fields, including client services and marketing.

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