Monday, November 9, 2009

Whos Hiring – Top employers week of 11-9-09

Who's Hiring is a weekly survey of companies showing the highest hiring activity for the week of 11/9/09. 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, Restaurant, Shipping, Retail, Defense, and 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, Blockbuster, Macy’s, and Kmart leading. 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. Raytheon, Northrop, General Dynamics, and US Army led Defense hiring.

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

Job Openings Added This Week:

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

Restaurants were heavily hiring, as McDonald’s led this week’s new job ads, with Pizza Hut also looking for help. Consulting firms companies continue to expand with IBM and SAIC, and Deloitte continuing to hire, joined by Accenture and PWC.

It’s interesting to also see these companies begin heavy job advertisements this week: US Air Force, Avanade (A Joint Venture between Accenture & Microsoft), Oracle, and HP.

Job Openings Added this week by direct advertisers (Recruiters & Staffing Companies not included):

1. McDonald's Corporation
2. IBM
4. Food Lion, LLC
5. AT&T
6. Northrop Grumman
7. Raytheon
8. Sears, Roebuck and Co.
9. UPS
10. UnitedHealth Group
11. Murphy USA
12. WellPoint
13. US Air Force
14. KinderCare Learning Centers
15. RadioShack
16. UnitedHealth Group
17. General Dynamics
18. JPMorgan Chase
19. Deloitte
20. Macy's
21. Avanade Inc.
22. Wells Fargo
23. Marriott
24. Liberty Mutual
25. Cardinal Health
26. Macy's
27. Pizza Hut
28. HCR Manorcare
29. Oracle
30. Hewlett Packard
31. Snap-on Tools
32. Wachovia Bank
33. Aflac
34. FedEx
35. Hilton Hotels

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

Readers – If you know of employers announcing significant hiring plans, or employers actively adding large numbers of employees, please comment below to add to this list.

Executives exploring Career Change: For a free 30 minute resume consultation, or career advice for executives, email your resume confidentially to reCareered (, and we'll schedule a time to talk.

Staff, Managers, Entrepreneurs, and career changers outside the US: Send your resume to to enroll in a free group teleseminar "Accelerate Your Job Search - tools you can use".

No comments: