Monday, January 4, 2010

Whos Hiring – Top Employers week of 1-4-10

Who's Hiring is a weekly survey of companies showing the highest hiring activity for the week of 1/4/10. 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, retail, telecommunications, health care, defense, and banking 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.

Business Service firms IBM, Booz Allen, Accenture, Deloitte, and SAIC continue to be in the top hiring firms. Hospitality continued strong hiring, with Pizza Hut, Cracker Barrel, and Hilton among the top hiring firms this week.

Retail hiring remains strong into January, with Blockbuster Sears and Kmart in the top 10,even after the holidays have ended. Other top retail hiring firms include Murphy USA, Food Lion, and Radio Shack. Telecommunications continued strong hiring, with AT&T, and Verizon still strong on hiring.

Health care hiring continued its strong past quarter, led by UnitedHealth, HCR Manorcare, Gentiva Health, HGI Healthcare, Amedisys Home Health, Aegis Therapies, and Quest Diagnostics among the health care top hiring companies.

Defense companies remained top hiring firms led by US Army, General Dynamics, and Raytheon making the list. Banking continued strong this week as JPMorganChase registered #8 on the hiring list, while Wells Fargo and Fifth Third were also included in the 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. IBM
  2. PizzaHut
  3. Blockbuster
  4. AT&T
  5. UnitedHealth Group
  6. Sears, Roebuck and Co.
  7. U.S. Army
  8. JPMorgan Chase
  9. HCR ManorCare
  10. Kmart
  11. General Dynamics
  12. Raytheon
  13. Booz Allen
  14. Accenture
  15. Deloitte
  16. Gentiva Health Services
  17. Verizon Wireless
  18. Murphy USA
  19. Wells Fargo
  20. Snap-on Tools
  21. FedEx
  22. Food Lion
  23. Liberty Mutual
  24. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
  25. Aflac
  26. Combined Insurance
  27. Hgi Healthcare
  28. SAIC
  29. Amedisys Home Healthcare
  30. Aegis Therapies
  31. DaVita
  32. Century 21 Real Estate
  33. Golden Living Centers
  34. Hilton Hotels
  35. RadioShack
  36. Fifth Third Bank
  37. Quest Diagnostics
  38. Allstate
  39. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
  40. Insphere Insurance

Job Openings Added This Week:

The Business Services, Defense, Telecommunications, Retail, and Transportation 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.

Business Services continued heavy hiring with IBM, SAIC, Accenture, and Booz Allen all in the top employers. Defense continued near the top with US Army, Raytheon, and General Dynamics included in the top 10 new employment advertisers this week, followed by Northrup Grumman.

Telecommunications remained strong for the past quarter with AT&T and Verizon continuing as top employment advertisers. Retail continued to advertise even after Christmas with Sears, Kmart, Ross Stores, Food Lion, Radio Shack, and Blockbuster, JCPenney still in the top hiring firms.

Transportation rounded out the top 10 with Reyes Transportation jumping near the top of major employers this week. Health Care hiring was still strong, but dropped off the top firms with new ads this week.

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

  1. IBM
  2. U.S. Army
  3. AT&T
  4. Sears
  5. SAIC
  6. Kmart Corporation
  7. Accenture
  8. Raytheon
  9. General Dynamics
  10. Reyes Transportation
  11. Fresenius Medical Care
  12. Ross Stores
  13. Booz Allen Hamilton
  14. McDonald's Corporation
  15. Cracker Barrel
  16. Food Lion
  17. JPMorgan Chase
  18. Wells Fargo
  19. Liberty Mutual
  20. Northrop Grumman
  21. HP
  22. Cisco
  23. Aegis Therapies
  24. HCR Manorcare
  25. HealthONE
  26. Golden Living Centers
  27. Medassurant
  28. Insphere Insurance
  29. Hilton Hotels
  30. Century 21 Real Estate
  31. Allstate
  32. FedEx
  33. RadioShack
  34. McGraw-Hill
  35. Amedisys Home Healthcare
  36. Blockbuster
  37. Aegis Therapies
  38. Allstate
  39. Extendicare Healthcare
  40. Quest Diagnostics

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

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