Monday, December 21, 2009

Whos Hiring – Top employers week of 12-21-09

Who's Hiring is a weekly survey of companies showing the highest hiring activity for the week of 12/21/09. 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 hospitality, business services, banking, defense, retail, telecommunications, and health care 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, Marriott, 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.

Banking is big news this week, with JPMorgan Chase at #4 of the hiring list, with Wells Fargo, and Fifth Third Bank back on top. Defense companies remained top hiring firms led by US Army, Raytheon, General Dynamics, and BAE making the list.

Retail hiring is still strong despite the holiday season nearing it’s end, with Blockbuster and Sears in the top 10, as retailers firmed up their holiday coverage. 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, Gentiva Health, HCR Manorcare, Amedisys Home Health, Hgi Healthcare, Quest Diagnostics, Aegis Therapies and Kindred Healthcare among the health care top 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. Pizza Hut
  2. IBM
  3. JPMorgan Chase
  4. U.S. Army
  5. Blockbuster Inc.
  6. AT&T
  7. UnitedHealth Group
  8. Sears, Roebuck and Co.
  9. Raytheon
  10. General Dynamics
  11. BAE Systems
  12. Kmart
  13. Accenture
  14. Deloitte
  15. Gentiva Health Services
  16. Verizon Wireless
  17. Booz Allen Hamilton
  18. HCR Manorcare
  19. Snap-on Tools
  20. Food Lion
  21. FedEx
  22. Wells Fargo
  23. Liberty Mutual
  24. Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)
  25. Marriott
  26. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
  27. Aflac
  28. Amedisys Home Health
  29. SAIC
  30. UPS Packaging
  31. Hgi Healthcare
  32. Hilton Hotels
  33. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
  34. Quest Diagnostics
  35. Aegis Therapies
  36. RadioShack
  37. Kindred Healthcare
  38. Columbia University
  39. Fifth Third Bank
  40. Allstate

Job Openings Added This Week:

The Hospitality, Business Services, Retail, Telecommunications, Defense, and Banking 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 and Hilton both in the top hiring list. Business Services continued heavy hiring with IBM, SAIC, Deloitte, and Accenture, all in the top employers. Retail continued to advertise right up to the holidays with Toys “R” Us, Kmart, Sears, Pilot Travel centers, Murphy, Macy’s, Food Lion, Radio Shack, Firestone, and Bed, Bath and Beyond still in the top hiring firms.

Telecommunications remained strong with AT&T and Verizon continuing their long stay as top employers. Defense continued heavy hiring with US Army, Raytheon, and General Dynamics included in the top new employment advertisers this week.

Banking continued strong for a second week with JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and Fifth Third all made the top 40.

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

  1. Pizza Hut
  2. IBM
  3. Toys"R"Us
  4. Kmart
  5. Sears, Roebuck and Co.
  6. Pilot Travel Centers
  7. SAIC
  8. Murphy Oil
  9. AT&T
  10. U.S. Army
  11. JPMorgan Chase
  12. Deloitte
  13. Macy's
  14. Food Lion
  15. Raytheon
  16. Edward Jones
  17. Wells Fargo
  18. General Dynamics
  19. Accenture
  20. Liberty Mutual
  21. RadioShack
  22. Hgi Healthcare
  23. Snap-on Tools
  24. UnitedHealth Group
  25. Firestone Complete Auto Care
  26. Century 21 Real Estate
  27. Bed Bath and Beyond Inc.
  28. SunGard
  29. Apex Systems
  30. Aflac
  31. Amedisys Home Health
  32. Meineke Car Care Center
  33. Juniper Networks
  34. Fifth Third Bank
  35. Hilton Hotels
  36. Kindred Healthcare
  37. Aegis Therapies
  38. Farmers Insurance
  39. McGraw-Hill
  40. Perini Plumbing

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

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