Many employers provide useful information for the job hunter. In some cases organizations only post jobs on their own websites, they get sufficient traffic and they save money.
Employer websites often describe the company, its divisions and departments that may be hiring in your field. They also provide details on the types of products or programs they offer.
Employer websites often include size of their workforce, hiring policies, and job openings. It may also provide details on company location(s) and mass transit options. Also check recent press releases for news about plant expansions, new product roll-outs, or sponsorship of events.
Look for annual reports. Or contact the employer’s public relations office or personnel department. Annual reports outline the employer’s successes, growth, history, and financial status. Companies that give back to the community often have a section of their website devoted to their efforts.