Monday, December 14, 2009

Who's Hiring – Top employers week of 12-14-09

Who's Hiring is a weekly survey of companies showing the highest hiring activity for the week of 12/14/09. 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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The hospitality, business services, shipping, telecommunications, banking, retail, 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.

Hospitality continued strong hiring, with Pizza Hut, McDonalds, Cracker Barrel, Marriott and Hilton among the top hiring firms this week. Business Service firms, IBM, Accenture, Booz Allen, CSC, and SAIC continue to be in the top hiring firms, partially largely supporting federal government and DOD contracts.

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 made a small comeback with Sears re-entering the top 10, as retailers firmed up their holiday coverage.

Telecommunications continued strong hiring, with AT&T, and Verizon advertising heavily for employees. Banks are resurging, having a second strong hiring week, led by JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Woodforest Bank, and Fifth Third Bank.

Health care hiring has been strong for the past month, led by UnitedHealth, HCR Manorcare, Gentiva Health, Amedisys Home Health, Quest Diagnostics, and Kindred Healthcare among the health care top hiring companies. Defense companies remained top hiring firms, but their numbers are starting to decrease, led by Raytheon, General Dynamics, US Army, and BAE making the list.

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. Pizza Hut
  2. IBM
  3. UPS
  4. AT&T
  5. JPMorgan Chase
  6. Sears, Roebuck and Co.
  7. UnitedHealth Group
  8. Raytheon
  9. General Dynamics
  10. US Army Medical Command
  11. HCR ManorCare
  12. BAE Systems
  13. Blockbuster
  14. Accenture
  15. Gentiva Health Services
  16. Booz Allen
  17. Verizon Wireless
  18. Kmart
  19. McDonald's
  20. Food Lion
  21. Wells Fargo
  22. FedEx
  23. Snap-on Tools
  24. Liberty Mutual
  25. Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)
  26. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
  27. Marriott
  28. Aflac
  29. Amedisys Home Health Services
  30. SAIC
  31. Macy's
  32. Woodforest Bank
  33. Hilton Hotels
  34. Quest Diagnostics
  35. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
  36. Allstate
  37. Kindred Healthcare
  38. RadioShack
  39. Columbia University
  40. Fifth Third Bank
Job Openings Added This Week:

The Hospitality, Telecommunications, Business Services, Retail, Banking, Defense, and Education 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.

Hospitality led hiring this week with Pizza Hut, Cracker Barrel, and Hilton all made the top hiring list. Telecommunications remained strong with AT&T and Verizon continuing their long stay as top employers.

Business Services continued heavy hiring with IBM, SAIC, Accenture all in the top 10, and also including CSC and Deloitte as top employers. Retail continued to advertise before the holidays with Babies “R” Us, Murphy USA, Sears, Toys “r” Us, Radio Shack, Food Lion, Macy’s, and Kum & Go still in the top 40 despite drawing close to the holidays.

Banking continued strong for a second week with JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citizens Financial, TD Bank, and Fifth Third all made the top 40. Defense continued heavy hiring with General Dynamics, Raytheon, and BAE included in the top new employment advertisers this week.

Education entered the top 10 with KinderCare and McGraw-Hill included in the top hiring firms.

Job Openings added this week by direct advertisers (Recruiters & Staffing Companies not included):
  1. Pizza Hut
  2. AT&T
  3. IBM
  4. Babies"R"Us
  5. SAIC
  6. Murphy USA
  7. JPMorgan Chase
  8. General Dynamics
  9. Accenture
  10. KinderCare Learning Centers
  11. Sears, Roebuck and Co.
  12. UnitedHealth Group
  13. Raytheon
  14. Toys"R"Us
  15. BAE Systems
  16. Cracker Barrel
  17. Radio Shack
  18. Food Lion
  19. Gentiva Health Services
  20. Wells Fargo
  21. Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)
  22. Liberty Mutual
  23. Macy's
  24. Deloitte
  25. FedEx
  26. Kum & Go
  27. Aflac
  28. Snap-on Tools
  29. Hilton Hotels
  30. Citizens Financial Group
  31. McGraw-Hill
  32. Verizon Wireless
  33. Mayo Clinic
  34. Scottrade
  35. TD Bank
  36. Juniper Networks
  37. General Healthcare
  38. Century 21 Real Estate
  39. Kindred Healthcare
  40. Fifth Third Bank
Sources: CareerBuilder, Monster, Indeed, SimplyHired, HotJobs, Google. Excluded: Recruiters, Staffing firms, Training, Franchise, and Work-from-home opportunities.

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