Monday, October 12, 2009

Who's Hiring? Week of 10/12/09

Who's Hiring is a weekly survey of companies showing the highest hiring activity. Not only is this valuable for job seekers, but for business analysts, corporate strategists, marketers, salespeople, investment analysts, financial advisers, and others who are interested in companies experiencing growth. Despite the recession, these companies are all expanding.

Total Job Openings:
The Restaurant, Retail, Telecommunications, Health Care, Defense and Banking verticals are the top industries currently hiring based on a survey of active job advertisements from the nations’ top job boards.

Restaurants including McDonald's, Cracker Barrel, and Arby’s were heavy job advertisers for the past month. Retailers continued hiring for the holiday season, with Blockbuster, Sears, Kmart, Macy’s, RadioShack actively searching for employees. Top Telcom hiring companies included AT&T, Verizon, and Cingular making this week’s list.

Other interesting top hiring companies included an expanded number of Banking and Financial Services companies, expanding beyond traditional banks. Banking and Financial Service companies included JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Citizens’ Financial, and Citi. Some surprises included Century 21 and the hospitality industry (Marriott & Hilton).

Based on surveys of US job advertisements in the top job board aggregators, the following companies added the most job openings:

Total Job Openings by direct advertisers (Recruiters & Staffing Companies not included):
  1. McDonald's Corporation
  2. Blockbuster
  3. Sears, Roebuck and Co.
  4. AT&T
  5. Kmart Corporation
  6. Gentiva Health Services
  7. Raytheon
  8. Northrop Grumman
  9. JPMorgan Chase
  10. Verizon Wireless
  11. Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC
  12. General Dynamics - IT
  13. Macy's
  14. RadioShack Corporation
  15. UnitedHealth Group
  16. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
  17. Quest Diagnostics
  18. Kindred Healthcare
  19. Terminix
  20. Century 21 Real Estate
  21. Marriott
  22. Morgan Stanley Smith
  23. Arby's
  24. Deloitte
  25. ACS
  26. University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
  27. George S. May
  28. Citizens Financial Group
  29. Hilton Hotels
  30. Flextronics
  31. Citi
  32. Cingular Wireless

Job Openings Added This Week:

The Restaurant, Retail, Telecommunications, Contracting, Education, Banking/Financial Services, Defense, and Health Care verticals are the top industries currently hiring based on a survey of active job advertisements from the nations’ top job boards.

Some interesting companies expanding with new ads this week are Perini Plumbing, hiring plumbing and mechanical contractors nationwide – including inexperienced hires. Financial services companies continue to expand with JPMorgan Chase continuing heavy hiring, joined by Edward Jones, Ameriprise Financial, Scottrade, and Freddie Mac. Real Estate company CB Richard Ellis also joined the top companies hiring this week.

Job Openings Added this week by direct advertisers (Recruiters & Staffing Companies not included):
  1. McDonald's
  2. Sears, Roebuck and Co.
  3. Kmart
  4. AT&T
  5. Perini Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors
  6. Macy's
  7. Murphy USA
  8. KinderCare Learning Centers
  9. JPMorgan Chase
  10. RadioShack Corporation
  11. Northrop Grumman
  12. General Dynamics Information Technology
  13. Edward Jones
  14. Verizon Wireless
  15. UnitedHealth Group
  16. Raytheon
  17. University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
  18. Verizon Wireless
  19. Apex Systems
  20. Quest Diagnostics
  21. Sava Senior Care
  22. Ameriprise Financial
  23. Scottrade
  24. Siemens
  25. Yellow Pages
  26. McGraw-Hill
  27. Kindred Healthcare
  28. Cingular Wireless
  29. Freddie Mac
  30. ACS
  31. Accenture (corp.)
  32. Bojangles'
  33. CB Richard Ellis

Sources: CareerBuilder, Monster, Indeed, SimplyHired, HotJobs, Google. Excluded: Recruiters, Staffing firms, Training, Franchise, and Work-from-home opportunities.

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