100 Companies That Hired the Most People This Year

Handshake after hiring a new employee

Handshake after hiring a new employee | iStock.com/Saklakova

Looking for a new job? Or perhaps you were hired for a new gig this year? Either way, it’s never a bad idea to keep an eye on what’s happening in the economy. Knowing which industries or businesses are growing and contracting can keep you clued in as to what your future might hold. The last thing anyone wants is to be caught in a dead-end career, with nowhere to turn when layoffs start happening.

That can lead to some very ugly outcomes, as many Americans are finding in the post-Great Recession years. The economy is constantly evolving. As such, old jobs and career paths are destroyed, and new ones are created. But you need to know what’s happening in order to take advantage. Or at least avoid the unemployment line.

Which companies, businesses, and industries should you be keeping an eye on? There are millions of job openings and opportunities out there if you know where to look. But if you want to get specific, you can look at which companies have a track record of hiring within the last year or so.

Luckily, job search site Monster has that data on hand and is sharing it.

“Before the start of the new year, Monster wanted to take a look back to see which 100 companies went hiring crazy over the course of the whole year with their first-annual ‘Mega Monster 100,'” Monster’s team told The Cheat Sheet. “Using data provided by the TalentNeuron tool from insights and technology company CEB, they came up with the following roundup of companies with the most job listings on Monster over the past 12 months.”

If you were hoping to get hired soon, or at least want to keep up with which businesses are hiring, this list is for you.

You’ll see a lot of familiar names on the list, and many that you’ve never heard of. The important thing is to look at the underlying trends — which industries are hiring the most? Ask yourself what it would take to get hired by one of these companies if sweeping economic change comes through.

Broken up into segments, here are the 100 companies that hired the most people over the past year, along with how many workers each one hired, from Monster’s list.

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Customers shop at a Home Depot store

Customers shop at a Home Depot store | Joe Raedle/Getty Images

100. Stanley Black & Decker – 1,304

99. Chuck E. Cheese – 1,306

98. Select Comfort – 1,310

97. FCA – 1,318

96. General Dynamics – 1,323

95. WellStar – 1,329

94. The Bon-Ton – 1,358

93. The Master’s Touch – 1,381

92. Raymour & Flanigan – 1,395

91. Home Depot – 1,417

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Sign at a Bed Bath & Beyond store

Sign at a Bed Bath & Beyond store | Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

90. Mom365 – 1,422

89. Uline – 1,435

88. Brink’s – 1,483

87. AmerisourceBergen – 1,487

86. Bed, Bath & Beyond – 1,490

85. Ricoh – 1,504

84. Bloomingdale’s – 1,511

83. Education Corporation of America – 1,526

82. UniFirst – 1,534

81. Genzyme Corporation – 1,544

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Pepsi sodas

Pepsi sodas | Joe Raedle/Getty Images

80. PepsiCo – 1,545

79. WIS International – 1,558

78. Synchrony Financial – 1,659

77. Maintenance Engineering – 1,720

76. Rent A Center – 1,740

75. DIRECTV – 1,758

74. Enterprise – 1,785

73. Storage USA – 1,793

72. IASIS Healthcare – 1,838

71. Liberty National Insurance – 1,856

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A sodexo chef at work

A chef at work | Sodexo/Flickr

70. 84 Lumber Company – 1,910

69. Mercy – A Member of CHW – 1,954

68. Sodexo – 1,980

67. Best Version Media – 1,986

66. Jos. A. Bank – 1,986

65. Eaton Industries – 2,011

64. HM Health Solutions – 2,016

63. ABM On-Site – 2,057

62. PMA USA – 2,061

61. Avon – 2,078

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A Clean Harbors employee at work

A Clean Harbors employee at work | Clean Harbors via Facebook

60. Quintiles – 2,098

59. Sanofi – 2,118

58. Bankers Life – 2,124

57. Penske – 2,198

56. XPO Logistics – 2,216

55. Clean Harbors – 2,257

54. Intrepid Payment Processing – 2,287

53. BAE Systems Group – 2,422

52. United Surgical Partners – 2,474

51. Advantage Sales and Marketing – 2,697

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Screens show the Amazon logo

Screens show the Amazon logo | Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

50. Hallmark – 2,732

49. Swift – 2,740

48. Amazon – 2,786

47. Office Depot – 2,809

46. Love’s Travel Stops – 2,845

45. RehabCare – 2,872

44. David’s Bridal – 2,948

43. IBM – 2,954

42. The Men’s Wearhouse – 2,964

41. Select Medical Corporation – 3,025

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A Good Samaritan Society employee helps an elderly couple

A Good Samaritan Society employee helps an elderly couple | Good Samaritan Society via Facebook

40. Knowledge Universe Education – 3,142

39. Gentiva – 3,150

38. Kindred at Home – 3,198

37. Life Care Centers of America – 3,289

36. Good Samaritan Society – 3,295

35. National Vision – 3,378

34. Learning Care Group – 3,432

33. TruGreen – 3,656

32. Terminix – 3,883

31. Murphy Oil – 4,210

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Customers outside of a Hertz location

Customers outside of a Hertz location | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

30. American Income – 4,301

29. Pilot Flying J – 4,891

28. C.R. England – 5,113

27. Sears – 5,241

26. Hertz – 5,250

25. Forever 21 – 5,314

24. CenturyLink – 5,325

23. Gentiva Health Services – 5,426

22. Christus Health – 5,601

21. T-Mobile – 5,628

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Sprint sign | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Sprint sign | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

20. Laboratory Corporation of America – 5,728

19. KinderCare Education – 5,731

18. Cognizant Technology Solutions – 6,131

17. Giant Eagle – 6,279

16. Rite Aid – 6,704

15. Oldcastle – 6,836

14. Aflac – 6,988

13. Sprint – 7,169

12. Toys ‘R’ Us – 7,404

11. Northrop Grumman – 8,531

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The UnitedHealth Group logo

The UnitedHealth Group logo | UnitedHealth Group

10. Aramark – 11,190

9. Koch Davis – 11,680

8. Kindred Healthcare – 12,789

7. Wells Fargo – 15,950

6. AT&T – 16,421

5. Brookdale Senior Living – 22,625

4. UPS – 26,279

3. Macy’s – 26,759

2. Army National Guard – 37,425

1. UnitedHealthcare Group – 43,588

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