Monday, December 7, 2009

Who's Hiring – Top employers week of 12-07-09

Who's Hiring is a weekly survey of companies showing the highest hiring activity for the week of 12/7/09. 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.

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Total Job Openings:
The business services, hospitality, shipping, telecommunications, health care, and defense verticals are the top industries currently hiring based on a survey of active job advertisements from the nations’ top job boards.

Business Service firms, IBM, Deloitte, Booz Allen, Accenture, CSC, and SAIC continue to be in the top hiring firms, partially largely supporting federal government and DOD contracts.

Hospitality continued strong hiring, with Pizza Hut and Hilton among the top hiring firms this week. Seasonal shipping hiring continued strong, in preparation to send all those holiday gifts, with UPS and FedEx remaining on the top employers list for the past month. Retail hiring dropped from the top 10, as retailers firmed up their holiday coverage.

Telecommunications continued strong hiring, with AT&T, and Verizon advertising heavily for employees. Health care hiring had a third strong week in a row, led by UnitedHealth, HCR Manorcare, Gentiva Health, Amedisys Home Health, St. Catherine Hospital, Quest Diagnostics, Kindred Healthcare, and Aegis Therapies among the health care top hiring companies.

Defense companies remained top hiring firms, but their numbers are starting to decrease, led by Raytheon, BAE, US Army, and General Dynamics making the list.

Interesting to note is the continued resurgence of bank and financial institution hiring, with JPMorgan Chase, Liberty Mutual, Wells Fargo, Aflac, Morgan Stanley, Allstate, and Fifth Third Bank making the top 40 hiring companies.

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. Pizza Hut
3. United Parcel Service
4. AT&T
5. UnitedHealth Group
6. Raytheon
7. JPMorgan Chase
8. BAE Systems
9. U.S. Army Medical Corps
10. General Dynamics
11. Deloitte
12. HCR ManorCare
13. Blockbuster
14. Booz Allen
15. Macy's
16. Sears, Roebuck and Co.
17. Accenture
18. Gentiva Health Services
19. RadioShack
20. Liberty Mutual
21. Food Lion
22. FedEx
23. Wells Fargo
24. Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)
25. Snap-on Tools
26. Marriott
27. Amedisys Home Health
28. SAIC
29. Aflac
30. St. Catherine Hospital
31. Quest Diagnostics
32. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
33. Allstate
34. Hilton Hotels
35. Columbia University
36. Kindred Healthcare
37. Verizon Wireless
38. Aegis Therapies
39. Fifth Third Bank
40. Bed Bath and Beyond Inc.

Job Openings Added This Week:

The Business Services, Defense, Telecommunications, Banking, and Health Care verticals are the top industries with new job ads based on a survey of recent advertisements from the nations’ top job boards added during the past seven days.

Defense continued heavy hiring with US Army, General Dynamics, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, and BAE included in the top new employment advertisers this week. AT&T continued to hire in the Telcom vertical, and Verizon returned to the top 40 this week.

Banking is back! JPMorgan Chase hit the top 10 new advertisements this week while Wells Fargo, Bank of America, HSBC, TD Bank, Citizens Financial, and Fifth Third all made the top 40.

Health Care companies continue to expand with HCR Manorcare, UnitedHealth, Amedisys Home Health, and Quest Diagnostics as top hiring health care firms.

Shipping and retail hiring fell with only Sears in the top 10 of new advertisements, as seasonal hiring firmed up.

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

1. IBM
2. U.S. Army Medical Corps
3. AT&T
4. Deloitte
6. JPMorgan Chase
7. General Dynamics
8. UnitedHealth Group
9. McDonald's Corporation
10. Sears
11. Raytheon
12. Northrop Grumman
13. BAE Systems
14. RadioShack Corporation
15. Macy's
16. Booz Allen Hamilton
17. Food Lion
18. Accenture
19. Wells Fargo
20. UPS
21. Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)
22. Liberty Mutual
23. St. Catherine Hospital
24. FedEx
25. Bank of America
26. HSBC
27. Allstate
28. TD Bank
29. Stanford University
30. Quest Diagnostics
31. Hilton Hotels
32. Amedisys Home Health
33. McGraw-Hill
34. Citizens Financial Group
35. Bayada Nurses
36. Verizon Wireless
37. Express Scripts
38. Fifth Third Bank
39. Scottrade
40. Kindred Healthcare

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

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