Monday, February 1, 2010

Who's Hiring – Top Employers week of 2/1/10

Who's Hiring is a weekly survey of companies showing the highest hiring activity for the week of 2/1/10.

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:

Some encouraging news was reported by The Conference Board, who published that job advertisements were up 20% over a year ago, an increase of 600,000. "The last three months have shown a sharp upturn in employer demand for workers," said Gad Levanon, Associate Director, Macroeconomic Research at The Conference Board.

The hospitality, business services, health care, retail, banking, defense, and telecommunications verticals are the top industries currently hiring based on a survey of active job advertisements from the nations’ leading job boards.

Hospitality held onto the #1 spot this week as Pizza Hut, Hilton and Marriott were among the top hiring firms this week. Business Service firms IBM, Deloitte, Accenture, Booz Allen, CSC and SAIC continue strong hiring.

Health care hiring continued its strong past quarter, led by newcomer to the top 10, HCR ManorCare, joined by UnitedHealth. Also among the top hiring firms were Amedisys Home Health, Gentiva Health, Genesis Healthcare, DaVita, Hgi Healthcare, Quest Diagnostics, Kindred Healthcare, and Aegis Therapies among the health care top hiring companies.

Retail hiring continues hiring into February, with Sears and Kmart still in the top 10 long after the holiday season. Other top retail hiring firms include Blockbuster, Food Lion and Radio Shack. Banking stayed steady this week as JPMorganChase remained at #5 on the hiring list, while PNC, Wells Fargo and Fifth Third were also included in the top hiring companies.

Defense companies remained top hiring firms led by US Army, Raytheon, and General Dynamics making the list. Telecommunications continued strong hiring, with AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon still staffing actively.

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. PizzaHut
  2. IBM
  3. HCR ManorCare
  4. Sears, Roebuck and Co.
  5. JPMorgan Chase
  6. U.S. Army
  7. UnitedHealth Group
  8. Raytheon
  9. AT&T
  10. Kmart
  11. General Dynamics
  12. Amedisys Home Health Services
  13. T-Mobile
  14. Blockbuster
  15. Gentiva Health Services
  16. Verizon Wireless
  17. Deloitte
  18. Accenture
  19. Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
  20. PNC
  21. Snap-on Tools
  22. Genesis Healthcare
  23. Aflac
  24. Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)
  25. Allstate
  26. Food Lion
  27. DaVita
  28. Wells Fargo
  29. Marriott
  30. SAIC
  31. Hgi Healthcare
  32. Hilton Hotels
  33. Combined Insurance
  34. Quest Diagnostics
  35. Fifth Third Bank
  36. RadioShack
  37. Kindred Healthcare
  38. Aegis Therapies
  39. Ryder
  40. Gentiva

Job Openings Added This Week:

The Business Services, Health care, Defense, Telecommunications, Hospitality, and Banking verticals are the top industries with new job postings based on a survey of the nations’ leading job advertisements added during the past seven days.

Business Services led new hiring advertisements this week, with IBM, SAIC, Accenture, and Deloitte in the top employers. Health care is back near the top as HCR ManorCare came in at #2. Also included in the top hiring firms were Amedisys Home Health, UnitedHealth, Genzyme, PSA Healthcare, Kindred Healthcare, and Extendicare Health.

Defense was back with US Army in the top 10, and also included General Dynamics and Raytheon as top hiring companies. Telecommunications remained strong for the past quarter with AT&T and T-Mobile in the top 10. Verizon is still hiring for its wireless division, even as it announced large layoffs in its land line units. Hospitality continued heavy hiring with as Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut and Hilton took out new employment listings.

JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, PNC, Citizens Financial, were banks included in the top companies with new ads this week.

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

  1. IBM
  2. HCR ManorCare
  3. U.S. Army
  4. AT&T
  5. Kentucky Fried Chicken
  6. JPMorgan Chase
  7. Sears, Roebuck and Co.
  8. SAIC
  9. Amedisys Home Health Services
  10. T-Mobile
  11. Murphy USA
  12. General Dynamics
  13. UnitedHealth Group
  14. Raytheon
  15. Accenture
  16. Kmart
  17. Reyes Transportation
  18. La Petite Academy
  19. Deloitte
  20. Verizon Wireless
  21. Food Lion
  22. Wells Fargo
  23. Ryder
  24. Allstate
  25. Aflac
  26. PNC
  27. Genzyme
  28. Bank of America
  29. Pizza Hut
  30. Citizens Financial Group
  31. Snap-on Tools
  32. R-Solutions
  33. RadioShack
  34. Combined Insurance
  35. Hilton Hotels
  36. Weichert, Realtors®
  37. PSA Healthcare
  38. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
  39. Kindred Healthcare
  40. Extendicare Health

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

Readers – If you know of employers announcing significant hiring plans, or employers actively adding large numbers of employees, please comment below to add to this list.

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1 comment:

Bill_Romano said...

Always interesting reading. Nice work!