Monday, December 28, 2009

Who's Hiring – Top employers week of 12-28-09

Who's Hiring is a weekly survey of companies showing the highest hiring activity for the week of 12/28/09. 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, retail, banking, 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. Of course overall advertised openings were down a bit this week due to the holiday.

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

Retail hiring remains strong despite the holiday season at it’s end, with Blockbuster and Sears in the top 10, as retailers firmed up their holiday coverage. Banking continued strong this week as JPMorganChase registered #7 on the hiring list, and Wells Fargo continued its ranking in the top hiring companies.

Telecommunications continued strong hiring, with AT&T, and Verizon still strong on hiring. Health care hiring has been strong for the past quarter, led by UnitedHealth, HCR Manorcare, Gentiva Health, Amedisys Home Health, HGI Healthcare, Aegis Therapies, Quest Diagnostics, and Kindred Healthcare among the health care top hiring companies.

Defense companies remained top hiring firms led by US Army, Raytheon, General Dynamics, 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. Blockbuster
  4. AT&T
  5. UnitedHealth Group
  6. U.S. Army
  7. JPMorgan Chase
  8. Raytheon
  9. Sears
  10. General Dynamics
  11. HCR ManorCare
  12. BAE Systems
  13. Accenture
  14. Deloitte
  15. Kmart
  16. Booz Allen Hamilton
  17. Gentiva
  18. Verizon Wireless
  19. Murphy USA
  20. Snap-on Tools
  21. Food Lion
  22. Wells Fargo
  23. Liberty Mutual
  24. Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)
  25. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
  26. Amedisys Home Health
  27. FedEx
  28. Combined Insurance
  29. Hgi Healthcare
  30. SAIC
  31. Century 21 Real Estate
  32. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
  33. Aegis Therapies
  34. Quest Diagnostics
  35. Hilton Hotels
  36. RadioShack
  37. Kindred Healthcare
  38. Fifth Third Bank
  39. Allstate
  40. Juniper Networks
  41. Golden Living Centers
  42. Bed Bath and Beyond Inc.
  43. Apex Systems
  44. Macy's
  45. Extendicare Health

Job Openings Added This Week:

The Hospitality, Retail, Business Services, Telecommunications, Defense, 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.
Hospitality led hiring this week with Pizza Hut remaining at the top of the hiring list. Retail continued to advertise right up to Christmas with Blockbuster, JCPenney, Toys “R” Us, Murphy, Sears, Target, and Food Lion still in the top hiring firms.

Business Services continued heavy hiring with IBM, SAIC, Booz Allen, Accenture, and Deloitte all in the top employers. Telecommunications remained strong for two months straight AT&T and Verizon continuing as employment advertisers.

Defense continued near the top US Army, and General Dynamics included in the top new employment advertisers this week. However, the number of defense positions and the number of top hiring defense firms took a significant dive this week … possibly due to slower holiday employment advertising.

Health Care rounds out the top employers with strong hiring by HCR ManorCare, Merck, Bayada Nurses, Amedisys, Cardinal Health, United Health Group, PSA Healthcare, and Golden Living Centers, all in the top 40.

Job Openings added this week by direct advertisers (Recruiters & Staffing Companies not included):
  1. Pizza Hut
  2. Blockbuster Inc.
  3. IBM
  4. JCPenney
  5. Murphy USA
  6. AT&T
  7. SAIC
  8. U.S. Army Medical Corps
  9. HCR ManorCare
  10. Booz Allen Hamilton
  11. Accenture
  12. JPMorgan Chase
  13. Sears
  14. Merck
  15. Target Corporation
  16. General Dynamics
  17. RadioShack
  18. Reyes Transportation
  19. Deloitte
  20. Wells Fargo
  21. Food Lion
  22. Liberty Mutual
  23. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
  24. Combined Insurance
  25. Apex Systems
  26. Bayada Nurses
  27. Amedisys
  28. HMS
  29. Cardinal Health
  30. Bank of America
  31. La Petite Academy
  32. Snap-on Tools
  33. UnitedHealth Group
  34. Juniper Networks
  35. PSA Healthcare Enhanced
  36. Golden Living Centers
  37. Century 21 Real Estate
  38. R-solutions
  39. Bank of America
  40. McGraw-Hill
  41. Cisco
  42. Extendicare Health
  43. Hilton Hotels
  44. Aegis Therapies
  45. 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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