10 Company Leaders Who Sparked Hiring

BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- CEOs often take the heat for hindering job growth.

With every downsizing, they are held accountable and suffer the ire of the unemployed. But what about those company leaders who have added consistently to the nation's employment base, even amid frustrating economic times?

The following are 10 company leaders with a record of bolstering their pool of employees.

These are not necessarily the biggest employers, nor those paying the most. Some of the CEOs and companies listed here benefit as much from industry trends, market cycles and seasonal spending as leadership moves. While some have championed creative ways to bring in employees, others have done so out of necessity and demand.

The people and companies listed here, at the very least, are among those who have done their part to add to the national payroll, not subtract from it:

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