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Almanac of American Employers 2008: Market Research, Statistics and Trends Pertaining to the Leading Corporate Employers in America

Almanac of American Employers 2008: Market Research, Statistics and Trends Pertaining to the Leading Corporate Employers in America

by Jack W. PlunkettJack W. Plunkett


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Looking for jobs and careers with top American employers--the companies that are recruiting and hiring today? Do you want employment with top salaries, benefits, stock options and advancement opportunities? The Almanac of American Employers leads job seekers to the 500 best, largest, and most successful companies that are hiring in America. From new college graduates, to top executives, to first time employees seeking companies recruiting entry level workers, job seekers rely on our complete profiles of the 500 fastest-growing, major corporate employers in America today--companies creating the best job opportunities. This immense reference book includes hard-to-find information, such as benefit plans, stock plans, salaries, hiring and recruiting plans, training and corporate culture, growth, new facilities, research & development, fax numbers, toll-free numbers and Internet addresses. We rate over 100 firms as "Hot Spots" for job openings and advancement opportunities for women and minorities. In addition, The Almanac of American Employers includes a job market trends analysis and 7 Keys For Research for job openings. We give indices by career type, locations, industry and much more. Whether you're a new college graduate seeking the best salaries, training and advancement opportunities, or an experienced executive doing corporate research to find companies with the best benefit plans and stock options, The Almanac of American Employers is your complete reference to today's hottest companies. Both printed book and eBook purchasers can receive a free copy of the database on CD-ROM, enabling export of employer contacts, phone numbers and addresses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593920951
Publisher: Plunkett Research
Publication date: 10/28/2007
Edition description: Book and CD-ROM
Pages: 706
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
How To Use This Book 3
Chapter 1: Major Trends Affecting Job Seekers 7
1) U.S. Job Market Overview 7
2) Downsizing, Consolidation through Mergers, Layoffs and Acquisitions by Private Equity 9
3) Continued Growth in Outsourcing, including Supply Chain and Logistics Services 10
4) Millions Working as Temps 11
5) Rapid Growth in Offshoring and the Globalization of Business 12
6) Senior Citizens Are a Hot Commodity with Many Employers–Baby Boomers are Retiring 12
7) Employment Sectors that Will Offer an Above–Average Number of Job Opportunities in 2008 13
Chapter 2: Statistics 15
U.S. Employment Overview: 2007 16
U.S. Civilian Labor Force: 1997–2007 17
Number of People Employed, U.S.: 1997–2007 18
Unemployed Jobseekers by Sex, Reason for Unemployment & Active Job Search Methods Used: 2006 19
U.S. Labor Force Ages 16 to 24 Years Old by School Enrollment, Educational Attainment, Sex, Race
& Ethnicity: October 2006 20
Top 10 Fastest Growing U.S. Occupations: 2004–2014 21
Top 10 U.S. Occupations by Largest Job Growth: 2004–2014 22
The 20 Jobs with the Largest Expected Employment Decreases from 2004–2014 23
Mean Hourly Earnings & Weekly Hours, Private Industry & State & Local Government: 2006 24
Percent of U.S. Workers with Access to Retirement & Healthcare Benefits, Private Industry: 2006 25
Percent of U.S. Private Industry Employers Offering Retirement & Healthcare Benefits: 2006 26
Chapter 3: Research: 7 Keys for Job Seekers 27
1) Financial Stability 27
2) Growth Plans 27
3) Research & Development Programs 27
4) Product Launch & Production 27
5)Marketing & Distribution Methods 27
6) Employee Benefits 27
7) Quality of Work Factors 27
Other Considerations 28
Chapter 4: Important Contacts for Job Seekers 35
Addresses, Telephone Numbers and World Wide Web Sites
Who They Are and How They Were Chosen 71
20 Largest Employers of the AMERICAN EMPLOYERS 500, By Number of Employees 73
20 Largest Employers of the AMERICAN EMPLOYERS 500, By Revenues 74
20 Largest Employers of the AMERICAN EMPLOYERS 500, By Profits 75
Industry List, With Codes 76
Index of Rankings Within Industry Groups 80
(The AMERICAN EMPLOYERS 500 grouped by industry and ranked for sales and profits)
Alphabetical Index 95
Index of Headquarters Location by U.S. State 98
Index by Regions of the U.S. Where the AMERICAN EMPLOYERS 500 Firms Have Locations 102
Index of Firms with Operations Outside the U.S. 114
Individual Data Profiles on each of THE AMERICAN EMPLOYERS 500 117
Additional Indexes
Index of Firms Noted as Hot Spots for Advancement for Women & Minorities 620
Index of Subsidiaries, Brand Names and Selected Affiliations 622
Index by Companies for Specific Types of Job Seekers 649
Information Systems 649
Liberal Arts 657
Management 664
Professionals 677
Sales/Marketing 692
Technical/Scientific 703

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