BOSTON (TheStreet) -- The U.S. employment market wheezed last month, as companies added only 20,000 workers, a fraction of the figure expected by economists.
Still, some companies, particularly financial and technology firms, are hiring as the economy rebounds from the deepest recession since the 1930s.
Here are 10 companies adding workers.
Broadcom's revenue is rising, having jumped 8.9% to $1.46 billion in the first quarter from three months earlier. The Irvine, Calif.-based chipmaker has 321 jobs posted on its jobs-listing site, ranging from engineering to finance. The most recently added positions are based in California. Broadcom employs about 7,800 people.
The New York-based investment bank is among the first tenants in the new Thames Street Wharf in Baltimore. Currently there are 600 Morgan Stanley employees working in the building, and the company expects to add another 300 by 2012. "We are actively looking for talent in the area right now," Morgan Stanley spokeswoman Sandra Hernandez says.
As technology advances, Adobe is on the lookout for talented employees to develop new and improved software. The San Jose, Calif.-based company's university-recruitment program reaches out to graduates with degrees in computer science, computer engineering, mathematics and other technical majors. Adobe recruits twice a year on 12 college campuses around the nation. Currently there are 270 job openings in the U.S., and more than 20 remote-location jobs.
AOL is seeking to hire hundreds of employees in the coming year, according to an
Advertising Age report
citing the president of the company's media and studios division, David Eun. New York-based AOL will be looking to bring on journalists, editors and videographers as it focuses on building its content-first business model. There are almost 600 job openings at AOL in the U.S., more than 50 of which have been posted in the past few days.
According to a
, Samsung Austin Semiconductor plans to expand its chip-fabrication plant in Austin, Texas, with a $3.6 billion investment. As a result, the Seoul-based company says it expects to hire an additional 500 employees by 2011. Three hundred jobs are currently posted on the company's job-listing site.
that it's looking to fill 110 new positions in the next two months at its Tampa, Fla., center. The PRC Tampa location opened in 2005 and provides more than 100 jobs in the area. PRC is a provider of content-management services, and some of its partners include
. PRC's Web site currently lists 50 open positions, most of which are located in Florida.
is an online financial-services company that was founded last year. The Boston-based company is hiring additional managers in marketing, operations and IT.
Bob Filner, chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs and a California congressman, recently
want to hire unemployed veterans to help stop the oil-spill damage in the Gulf of Mexico.
Bill Morgan, a member of the Los Angeles-based Blue Seals team, said: "Our hope is to employ hundreds of out-of-work commercial fishermen and unemployed U.S. military veterans in the area to fabricate and operate specialized boats to help clean up the oil spill."
its partnership with Southern Maine Community College and Maine Quality Centers in an initiative to train and hire up to 350 of the state's residents as work-at-home service technicians. The efforts will be made possible by a $550,000 grant from Maine Quality Centers. Students accepted into the program will be required to complete a 72-hour course at SMCC's South Portland campus and are guaranteed a hiring interview with PlumChoice, which is based in Billerica, Mass.
Sun Center Studios
Sun Center Studios executives have
for an $85 million project that will create more than 1,000 new jobs in Pennsylvania. New film and television production studios will generate 927 construction jobs by December. In its first year of operations, the studios will provide up to 286 permanent jobs, eventually growing to 390. The Chester Township, Pa.-based company aims to be premier location for filmmaking in the Mid-Atlantic region.
-- Reported by Theresa McCabe in Boston.
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