Monday, November 2, 2009

Whos Hiring – Top Employers week of 11-2-09

Who's Hiring is a weekly survey of companies showing the highest hiring activity for the week of 11/2/09. 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 Business Services, Shipping, Retail, Defense, Telecommunications verticals remain the top industries currently hiring based on a survey of active job advertisements from the nations’ top job boards.

Seasonal retail hiring continued strong, in preparation for the holiday season, with Sears, Kmart, Macy’s, and Radio Shack leading, with Blockbuster and Food Lion also added to top hiring companies. Seasonal holiday hiring also affected shipping with UPS and FedEx making the top employers list. H&R Block continued heavy advertising to staff up in advance of tax season.

Business Service firms IBM, SAIC, Booz Allen, Deloitte and CSC are all top hiring firms – SAIC & Booz are largely supporting federal government and DOD contracts. US Army, Northrop, Raytheon and General Dynamics led Defense hiring.

Other interesting top hiring companies included HP, Sun Microsystems, Liberty Mutual and Combined Insurance.

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. IBM
  2. H&R Block
  3. UPS Packaging
  4. Sears, Roebuck and Co.
  5. U.S. Army
  6. AT&T
  7. McDonald's
  8. Northrop Grumman
  9. Kmart
  10. Pizza Hut - Yum! Brands, Inc.
  11. SAIC
  12. Raytheon
  13. UnitedHealth Group
  14. Blockbuster Inc.
  15. Macy's
  16. JPMorgan Chase
  17. Verizon Wireless
  18. General Dynamics
  19. Gentiva Health Services
  20. Booz Allen
  21. Deloitte
  22. RadioShack
  23. Food Lion
  24. Avon
  25. FedEx
  26. HCA Healthcare
  27. Wells Fargo
  28. Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)
  29. HP
  30. Snap-on Tools
  31. Krystal Company
  32. Liberty Mutual
  33. Aflac
  34. Sun Microsystems
  35. Combined Insurance

Job Openings Added This Week:

The Business Services, Telecommunication, Defense, Retail and Shipping verticals are the top industries with new job ads based on a survey of recent advertisements from the nations’ top job boards.

Consulting firms companies continue to expand with IBM and SAIC, and IBM continuing to hire, joined by Accenture and PWC. While state governments continue to lead layoffs, it’s interesting to see the California State Personnel Board make the top hiring company lists.

Job Openings Added this week by direct advertisers (Recruiters & Staffing Companies not included):
  1. IBM
  2. AT&T
  3. SAIC
  4. US Army: Army Corps of Engineers
  5. Northrop Grumman
  6. Sears, Roebuck and Co.
  7. UPS Packaging
  8. Murphy USA
  9. Kaiser Permanente
  10. General Dynamics Information Technology
  11. Gecko Hospitality
  12. Kmart Corporation
  13. UnitedHealth Group
  14. Kmart Corporation
  15. RadioShack
  16. Verizon Wireless
  17. Macy's
  18. Accenture
  19. Cracker Barrel
  20. JPMorgan Chase
  21. Gentiva
  22. Wells Fargo
  23. Sun Microsystems
  24. HP
  25. Liberty Mutual
  26. Advance Auto Parts
  27. Wachovia Bank
  28. Raytheon
  29. Avon
  30. Food Lion
  31. Kaiser Permanente
  32. CA State Personnel Board
  33. Pizza Hut
  34. PricewaterhouseCoopers
  35. Allstate
Sources: CareerBuilder, Monster, Indeed, SimplyHired, HotJobs, Google. Excluded: Recruiters, Staffing firms, Training, Franchise, and Work-from-home opportunities

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