In our weekly Advertiser Watch feature, we detail Hiring Demand at the individual company level. Advertiser Watch is triggered by WANTED's Gazelles Report, which detects businesses with upward trends in Hiring Demand. This week, we focus on companies that have previously appeared in this feature, and are also present in this week's Gazelles Report.
Financials have been doing quite well recently – the S&P 500 Financial Sector Index is up 82% since March 6, 2009. Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) has shown an almost fourfold increase in its stock price since the same date. Bank of America has consistently popped up on our weekly Gazelles report, even though Hiring Demand has dropped off a little since last month, possibly signaling the end of bull rally around this stock. Most of Bank of America's Hiring Demand growth has been in core occupations: demand for Tellers, Loan Officers, and Financial Managers has shown steady progression since January 2009.