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reCareered: Who’s Hiring? Week of 10/19/09

Who’s Hiring is a weekly survey of companies showing the highest hiring activity. 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 Restaurant, Retail, Telecommunications, Defense, Health Care, and Banking verticals continue as the top industries currently hiring based on a survey of active job advertisements from the nations’ top job boards.

Retail hiring kicked it into high gear, in preparation for the holiday season, with Sears, Kmart, Macy’s and Radio Shack leading the list. Northrop, Raytheon, & General Dynamics led Defense hiring. Top hiring financial institutions included JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, and Citi made this week’s list. No surprise that Healthcare hiring remained strong.

Other interesting top hiring companies included consulting firm Booz Allen, and hotels Hilton & Marriott. Century 21 hiring increased, and remained on the top hiring company list. UPS is staffing up for the holidays, making its first appearance on the list.

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. McDonald’s Corporation
2. AT&T
3. Sears, Roebuck and Co.
4. Kmart Corporation
5. Northrop Grumman
6. Verizon Wireless
7. Raytheon
8. Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC
9. General Dynamics – IT
10. JPMorgan Chase
11. Macy’s
12. Booz Allen Hamilton
13. UnitedHealth Group
14. RadioShack
15. UPS Packaging
16. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
17. Quest Diagnostics
18. Kindred Healthcare
19. Hilton Hotels
20. Terminix
21. Amedisys Home Health
22. Century 21 Real Estate
23. Morgan Stanley Smith
24. Marriott
25. George S. May
26. ACS
27. PSA Healthcare
28. Aegis Therapies
29. University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
30. Citi

Job Openings Added This Week:

The Telecommunication, Restaurant, Defense, Shipping, and Hospitality verticals are the top industries currently hiring based on a survey of active job advertisements from the nations’ top job boards.

Financial services companies continue to expand with Scottrade continuing heavy hiring, joined by TD Bank. Real Estate company Century 21 also joined the top companies hiring this week. Of course, Sears, Toys”R”Us, Macy’s, UPS, and RadioShack are preparing for the holiday rush. Take Care Health (Walgreens in-store clinics) are adding staff, getting ready to give all those flu shots.

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

1. AT&T
2. McDonald’s
3. Sears, Roebuck and Co
4. Northrop Grumman
5. Toys”R”Us
6. Macy’s
7. UPS
8. Verizon Wireless
9. General Dynamics Information Technology
10. RadioShack
11. Raytheon
12. Hilton Hotels Corporation
13. Deloitte
14. Flextronics
15. Apex Systems
16. Genesis Healthcare
17. UnitedHealth Group
18. Quest Diagnostics
19. Century 21 Real Estate
20. Kindred Healthcare
21. Scottrade
22. George S. May
24. TD Bank
25. TruGreen
26. Affiliated Computer Services
27. Medassurant
28. Take Care Health Systems
29. ACS

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.


About the Author

Phil Rosenberg is President of reCareered and runs Career Change Central, recently named one of Linkedin’s top groups that job seekers must join. An active blogger about career transition, Phil’s articles have been republished by Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, CIO, FastCompany and dozens of job/recruiting sites.

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