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|January 22, 2009|
In the midst of more job cut announcements, Fortune publishes its annual list of best companies to work for (and some are actually hiring).
The magazine’s annual list of the best companies for people to work for is both a refreshing moment in the middle of gloom, but also a reminder that even good companies can suffer bad times. But the big news of the list is that perennial best company Google has slipped from the top of the list (just down to number four), having been replaced by NetApp, a storage and data management solutions company with a U.S. workforce of about 5,000 employees.
Go directly to to the career/job/employment centers of the top 20 on Fortune’s list using our Quintessential Directory of Company Career Centers — “Best” Companies.
Sadly, on the same day as Fortune published their report, the list of companies announcing layoffs continued, with Microsoft announcing today it will cut 5,000 jobs over the next 18 months, while United Airlines stated that it will cut an 1,000 additional jobs by the end of 2009. Huntsman Corp. said it will cut 1,175 jobs by the end of the year, Intel announced job cuts of 6,000, and Eaton Corp. stated it will cut 5,200 jobs.
Other companies that have announced job cuts since the start of 2009 include:
- Alcoa Inc. — 15,000 jobs
- Boeing — 4,500 jobs
- Cessna Aircraft — 2,000 jobs
- Dell — 1,900-3,000 jobs
- EMC Corp. –2,400 jobs
- Hertz Global Holdings — 4,000 jobs
- MeadWestvaco Corp. — 2,000 jobs
The best news from Fortune’s Best Companies? A number of them are actually hiring! See the list here: 20 Employers Who Are Hiring.
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