This week, CNNMoney posted a list of the Top 20 Most Profitable Companies on the Fortune 500 list. We took a closer look at the recent hiring activity of these companies.
Top 20 Most Profitable Companies – CNNMoney:
The combined hiring demand for these companies has improved 82% over its 4-year low in April 2009. These employers collectively posted more than 35,000 online job ads over the past 30 days.
Hiring Demand for the Top 20 Most Profitable Companies—4 Years:
Individual company results vary widely, even within the industry sectors. For example, hiring demand at Citigroup and Goldman Sachs is up strongly, while JPMorgan Chase is flat and Wells Fargo is down. Among the technology giants, Microsoft, Google and Apple are up, IBM and Hewlett-Packard are flat, and Intel is down. The table below shows the top 20 companies ranked by hiring demand over the past 30 days, and the percentage change from the comparable period in 2010.
Top 20 Most Profitable Companies by Hiring Demand — Past 30 Days vs Same Period 2010:
Please note that companies may post jobs under many different brand labels, and this chart does not roll up all posting activity for separately-labeled operating entities or subsidiary companies. For example, there is no prior year comparison for Wal-Mart, which posted jobs previously under a different employer label. WANTED produces the WANTED Fortune 1000 Report which does roll up hiring demand data for all company subsidiaries for each member of that list.
Who are the top 20 most profitable companies looking to hire? The table below lists the top 20 most in-demand occupations that these companies have been hiring for over the past 30 days, along with the percentage change from the same period 2010.
Top 20 Occupations by Hiring Demand — Past 30 Days vs Same Period 2010: