Vacation over -- back to work!
“From July to September, 15% of the companies interviewed (in Massachusetts) plan to hire more employees."
Of the 18,000 U.S. employers surveyed, 18% expect to increase their staff levels during the third quarter according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. The fourth quarter survey is due in early September.
Fastest Growing Companies
So, where should one start looking for employment opportunities? One avenue is to target large companies that have been growing during the downturn. Fortune magazine has released its annual list of the 100 fastest growing Fortune 500 companies.
While 20 of these companies are international, many states landed at least one company on the list. Here are the states with the most fast-growing large companies:
- California | 15
- Texas | 8
- New York | 6
- Massachusetts | 5
- Michigan | 5
- Illinois | 5
You can access the list for your state at the Fortune section of CNNMoney.com.
Fastest Growing Companies in Massachusetts
Here are the six fastest growing large companies in Massachusetts:
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- Pegasystems | Cambridge
- NetScout Systems | Westford
- Cubist Pharmaceuticals | Lexington
- Sapient | Boston
- Vistaprint | Lexington *
- Biogen Idec | Weston
NOTE: Vistaprint is listed as an international company. Its US Operations are headquartered in Lexington, MA.
Additional fast-growing lists include the following:
- Fastest Growing Startups | 2010
- Top Private Companies in Massachusetts | 2010
- Deloitte Technology Fast 500 | 2009
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