This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Hiring Heats Up: Companies Hiring in 2011

(Story updated with new hiring news)
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- While the pace of recovery has been modest, the steady improvement of the U.S. economy in 2011 has prompted companies across the country to add jobs, open locations and replace laid-off workers.

The latest jobs report by the Labor Department, published on May 26, showed that the number of Americans filing unemployment claims unexpectedly rose by 10,000 to 424,000 on a seasonally adjusted basis in the week ended May 21, from an upwardly revised 414,000.

The previous jobs report, however, was upbeat and shored up confidence in the country's labor market recovery. The Labor Department said on May 19 that the number of Americans filing unemployment claims dropped by 29,000 to 409,000 on a seasonally adjusted basis in the week ended May 14, from an upwardly revised 438,000. Economists were expecting jobless claims to drop to 420,000 from the previous week's originally reported figure of 434,000, according to

Although the May 12 initial jobless claims report was somewhat disappointing, it nevertheless registered a drop in Americans filing unemployment claims for the first time.

The reading fell by 44,000 to 434,000 on a seasonally adjusted basis in the week ended May 7. Economists were expecting jobless claims to drop to 423,000.

Click on for TheStreet's slideshow of major U.S. companies that are currently hiring ...

1 of 95

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
C $46.35 -0.81%
GD $140.04 -0.79%
HMC $26.94 -1.00%
AAPL $93.40 -1.50%
FB $116.46 -0.23%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,703.69 -127.07 -0.71%
S&P 500 2,060.38 -15.43 -0.74%
NASDAQ 4,772.0860 -33.2050 -0.69%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs