Monday, February 8, 2010

Who's Hiring – Top employers week of 2-8-10

Who's Hiring is a weekly survey of companies showing the highest hiring activity for the week of 2/8/10.

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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The hospitality, business services, retail, defense, health care, telecommunications, and banking 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, Marriott, and Hilton were among the top hiring firms this week. Business Service firms IBM, Accenture, Booz Allen, Deloitte, and SAIC continue strong hiring.

Retail hiring continues hiring into February, with Blockbuster, Sears, Petco and Kmart all in the top 10 long after the holiday season, joined by Radio Shack as a top hiring firm. Defense companies remained top hiring firms led by US Army, General Dynamics, and Raytheon making the list.

Health care hiring continued its strong past quarter, led by HCR ManorCare, joined by UnitedHealth, Amedisys Home Health, Gentiva Health, Genesis Healthcare, DaVita, Centra Healthcare Solutions, Hgi Healthcare, Adventist Health System, Kindred Healthcare, Aegis Therapies, and Quest Diagnostics among the health care top hiring companies. Telecommunications continued strong hiring, with AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon still staffing actively.

Banking stayed steady this week as JPMorganChase remained at #5 on the hiring list, while PNC, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, 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. PizzaHut
  2. IBM
  3. Blockbuster
  4. Sears, Roebuck and Co.
  5. U.S. Army
  6. HCR ManorCare
  7. AT&T
  8. JPMorgan Chase
  9. Petco
  10. Kmart Corporation
  11. UnitedHealth Group
  12. Amedisys Home Health Services
  13. Accenture
  14. General Dynamics
  15. T-Mobile
  16. Raytheon
  17. Gentiva Health Services
  18. Verizon Wireless
  19. Booz Allen
  20. Deloitte
  21. Snap-on Tools
  22. PNC
  23. Aflac
  24. Genesis Healthcare
  25. DaVita
  26. Marriott
  27. SAIC
  28. Wells Fargo
  29. Bank of America
  30. Centra Healthcare Solutions
  31. Hilton Hotels
  32. Hgi Healthcare
  33. Adventist Health System
  34. Combined Insurance
  35. RadioShack Sales
  36. Fifth Third Bank
  37. Kindred Healthcare
  38. Aegis Therapies
  39. InsphereIS
  40. Quest Diagnostics

Job Openings Added This Week:

The Hospitality, Retail, Telecommunications, Business Services, Banking, and Health care 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.

Hospitality led new hiring advertisements with Pizza Hut, McDonald’s and Hilton took out new employment listings. Retail stayed strong this month as Blockbuster, Sears, Macy’s, and RadioShack were top job advertisers.

Telecommunications remained strong for the past quarter with AT&T continuing top 10, followed by T-Mobile. Verizon is still hiring for its wireless division, even as it announced large layoffs in its land line units. Business Services continues as a hiring leader, with IBM, Accenture, SAIC, Booz Allen, and Deloitte in the top employers.

JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, PNC, and Fifth Third were banks included in the top companies with new ads this week. Health care had 10 companies included in the top job advertisers including Amedisys Home Health, UnitedHealth, Gentiva, Genzyme, Adventist Health System, Genesis Healthcare, Odyssey Healthcare, DaVita, Kindred Healthcare, and New York Presbyterian Hospital.

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

  1. PizzaHut
  2. Blockbuster Inc.
  3. AT&T
  4. IBM
  5. Accenture
  6. Sears, Roebuck and Co.
  7. JPMorgan Chase
  8. Amedisys Home Health Services
  9. SAIC
  10. Raytheon
  11. T-Mobile
  12. U.S. Army
  13. UnitedHealth Group
  14. Macy's
  15. Deloitte
  16. Edward Jones
  17. Gentiva
  18. Booz Allen Hamilton
  19. McDonald's Corporation
  20. Deloitte
  21. SAIC
  22. Wells Fargo
  23. RadioShack
  24. Genzyme
  25. Adventist Health System
  26. Genesis Healthcare
  27. Bank of America
  28. PNC
  29. Odyssey Healthcare
  30. Snap-on Tools
  31. General Dynamics
  32. DaVita
  33. Hilton Hotels
  34. Verizon Wireless
  35. Kindred Healthcare
  37. Century 21 Real Estate
  38. Fifth Third Bank
  39. Terminix
  40. New York Presbyterian Hospital

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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Carole Ann Geronimo said...

Thank you for the information. I'm sure that it will be invaluable for those who are looking.

Unknown said...

It seems that these companies are looking for employees and are hiring, but are they really hiring or are they just advertising! I've gone to several of these companies after emailing my resume to them, and hey, they're always hiring! But really they're not. You're resume/application just gets filed cause it's just another way to keep their name in the public eye. Really, how many people do these "hiring employers" need? They're continually advertising for employees!

Phil Rosenberg said...


Thanks for your interesting comment. These companies are listing hundreds, and many list thousands of positions. If it's just to keep their name in the public eye, there are less expensive and more effective ways.

With 6.1 unemployed to every job advertised (recent DOL stats) companies can afford to only talk to those they think are "perfect matches".

This blog gives ideas how to be perceived as a "perfect match" more often.