Whos Hiring – Top employers week of 11-16-09

Nov 16 2009 in Uncategorized by Phil Rosenberg


Who’s Hiring is a weekly survey of companies showing the highest hiring activity for the week of 11/16/09. 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.

Total Job Openings:
The Shipping, Business Services, Restaurant, Retail, Defense, and Telecommunications verticals remain the top industries currently hiring based on a survey of active job advertisements from the nations’ top job boards.

Seasonal shipping hiring continued strong, in preparation to send all those holiday gifts, with UPS and FedEx making the top employers list. Blockbuster, Sears, Macy’s, Kmart, and Food Lion lead seasonal Retail hiring. Seasonal hiring also affected H&R; Block as continued advertising to staff, preparing for tax season.

Business Service firms IBM, SAIC, Deloitte and CSC continue to be in the top hiring firms, partially largely supporting federal government and DOD contracts. Army National Guard, Northrop Grumman, US Army Medical Service Corps, Raytheon, and General Dynamics led Defense hiring.

Other interesting top hiring companies included HP, Sun Microsystems, JPMorgan Chase, Liberty Mutual, Aflac and Combined Insurance.

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):

UPS
IBM
McDonald’s Corporation
Blockbuster
Army National Guard
H&R; Block
Northrop Grumman
Sears, Roebuck and Co.
AT&T;
SAIC
Macys
U.S. Army Medical Service Corps
Pizza Hut
Raytheon
JPMorgan Chase
Kmart Corporation
UnitedHealth Group
Verizon Wireless
General Dynamics
Gentiva Health Services
Deloitte & Touche
Food Lion
HCA Healthcare
Liberty Mutual
FedEx
Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)
Marriott
Snap-on Tools
HP
Avon
Kaiser Permanente
Aflac
Combined Insurance
Sun Microsystems
Quest Diagnostics

Job Openings Added This Week:

The Shipping, Defense, Business Services, Telecommunication, Retail, and Restaurant 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.

Shipping companies led hiring firms, hiring additional Santa’s helpers to deliver holiday gifts, with UPS and FedEx adding many ads this week. They will be delivering gifts purchased from Toys “R” Us, Sears, Macy’s, Radio Shack, Kmart and Bed Bath and Beyond.

Defense continued heavy hiring with Northrop Grumman, Army National Guard, US Air Force, Raytheon, US Army, and General Dynamics all included in the top new employment advertisers this week. Consulting firms companies continue to expand with IBM, SAIC, and Deloitte continuing to hire, joined by CSC.

It’s interesting to also see these companies began heavy job advertisements this week: Toys ”R” Us, Kaiser Permanente, Bank of America, Wachovia Bank, and Bed Bath and Beyond.

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

UPS Packaging
Northrop Grumman
IBM
Army National Guard
AT&T;
SAIC
Toys “R” Us
Sears, Roebuck & Co.
Pizza Hut
BAE Systems, North America
Kaiser Permanente
Food Lion
US Air Force
Raytheon
Macy’s
U.S. Army
HCA Healthcare
RadioShack
Liberty Mutual
Deloitte
Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)
General Dynamics
UnitedHealth Group
Chase
Kmart Corporation
FedEx
Bank of America
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
HCR Manorcare
Aflac
Hewlett Packard
Apex Systems
Wachovia Bank
Bed Bath and Beyond
Snap-on Tools

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

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