Top Entry Level Employers

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Welcome to the Top Entry Level Employers for 2009! The following is a list of best in class employers who are dedicated to the training and advancement of college graduates. The 2009 Top Entry Level Employers list covers companies of all sizes and industries and speaks to the need for fresh talent in spite of a challenging economy. For further information on each employer, including a company description, top hiring criteria, and links to company websites, click on the employer name. Please also click on the buttons below for our additional lists - the Top Intern Employers and the Top Masters Employers.
RankCompany NameIndustryProjected Entry Level Hires
1Verizon WirelessTelecommunications13,198
2Enterprise Rent-A-CarAutomotive Rental, Leasing8,000
3Internal Revenue ServiceFinancial Data Services5,000
4Progressive InsuranceInsurance: Property and Casualty (stock)4,200
5DDP HoldingsDiversified Financials4,000
6Teach For AmericaEducation4,000
7AT&TTelecommunications3,428
8Deloitte & Touche USA LLPOther3,051
9HertzAutomotive Rental, Leasing3,000
10Federal Bureau of InvestigationSecurity and Law Enforcement2,950
11KPMG LLPOther2,400
12BoeingAerospace and Defense2,200
13Lockheed MartinAerospace and Defense2,025
14WalgreensGeneral Merchandisers2,000
15TargetGeneral Merchandisers1,800
16Northrop GrummanAerospace and Defense1,600
17City Year Education1,500
18IntelElectronics, Electrical Equipment1,500
19National Security AgencySecurity and Law Enforcement1,500
20PNC Financial Services GroupDiversified Financials1,500
21PricewaterhouseCoopersOther1,464
22ChevronEnergy1,400
23Southwest AirlinesAirlines1,400
24General ElectricEnergy1,350
25Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.General Merchandisers1,340
26SodexoDiversified Outsourcing Services1,288
27MicrosoftComputer Software1,250
28AerotekOther1,000
29C.H. Robinson WorldwideTransportation and Logistics1,000
30Education ManagementEducation1,000
31FastenalBuilding Materials, Glass1,000
32Mutual of OmahaInsurance: Life, Health (mutual)1,000
33U.S. Air ForceAerospace and Defense1,000
34U.S. Department of LaborOther1,000
35U.S. Department of StateOther1,000
36American ExpressDiversified Financials850
37AccentureDiversified Outsourcing Services800
38StaplesComputers, Office Equipment800
39AFLACInsurance: Life, Health (mutual)750
40CapgeminiInformation Technology Services750
41ExxonMobilPetroleum Refining750
42General Dynamics C4 SystemsAerospace and Defense710
43Kohls Department StoresApparel700
44The Sherwin-Williams CompanyOther700
45EMC CorporationComputer Peripherals659
46Raytheon CompanyAerospace and Defense651
47New York Life Insurance CompanyInsurance: Life, Health (mutual)650
48Northwestern Mutual Financial NetworkDiversified Financials650
49USDA Forest ServiceOther650
50BearingPointInformation Technology Services600
51Boy Scouts of AmericaOther600
52CumminsOther600
53Epic SystemsComputer Software600
54Fidelity InvestmentsDiversified Financials600
55Procter & GambleOther600
56U.S. Patent & Trademark OfficeOther600
57T-MobileTelecommunications590
58CaterpillarIndustrial and Farm Equipment500
59Grant Thornton LLPOther500
60Pacific ParkEntertainment500
61ValpakAdvertising, Marketing500
62McGladreyOther480
63TravelersInsurance: Property and Casualty (mutual)480
64FluorEngineering, Construction475
65Mercury InsuranceInsurance: Property and Casualty (stock)475
66Merrill Lynch & CompanyDiversified Financials460
67CernerInformation Technology Services450
68Liberty MutualInsurance: Property and Casualty (mutual)450
69NAVAIRAerospace and Defense450
70Pennsylvania Department of Public WelfareOther450
71The Fund for Public Interest ResearchOther450
72GenentechOther420
73CIGNAInsurance: Life, Health (stock)415
74Naval Acquisition Career CenterAdvertising, Marketing405
75BAE SYSTEMSAerospace and Defense400
76McGladreyOther400
77SchlumbergerOil and Gas Equipment, Services400
78The Hartford Financial Services GroupInsurance: Life, Health (mutual)400
79Compass Group, North AmericaFood Services390
80The Ad GroupDiversified Outsourcing Services390
81AetnaInsurance: Life, Health (mutual)375
82Jos. A. Bank ClothiersApparel350
83Pearson EducationPublishing, Printing350
84Rockwell CollinsElectronics, Electrical Equipment350
85Shoney's North AmericaFood Services350
86T. Rowe PriceDiversified Financials350
87Naval Sea System CommandAerospace and Defense340
88URS CorporationEngineering, Construction325
89Chrysler LLCMotor Vehicles and Parts320
90Ford Motor CompanyMotor Vehicles and Parts320
9184 Lumber CompanyBuilding Materials, Glass300
92Crotched MountainHealth Care: Medical Facilities300
93HiltiEngineering, Construction300
94Konica Minolta Business SolutionsComputers, Office Equipment300
95Philip Morris USAOther300
96Cypress Semiconductor CorporationSemiconductors and Other Electronic Components280
97GEICOInsurance: Property and Casualty (stock)275
98Macy's, Inc. General Merchandisers275
99United States Steel CorporationMetals275
100USDA Food Safety & Inspection ServiceFood Services268
101CH2M HILLEngineering, Construction250
102Defense Finance & Accounting ServiceFinancial Data Services250
103Ferguson, a Wolseley CompanyWholesalers: Diversified250
104Grassroots Campaigns Inc.Other250
105InsightInformation Technology Services250
106MICROS SystemsComputer Software250
107Turner Construction CompanyOther250
108KBREngineering, Construction245
109EntergyUtilities: Gas and Electric240
110HDREngineering, Construction230
111ParsonsEngineering, Construction225
112The Advisory BoardOther220
113American Yacht InstituteOther200
114Archer Daniels MidlandFood Production200
115FanBoxInformation Technology Services200
116J. C. PenneyGeneral Merchandisers200
117Oxford Global ResourcesDiversified Outsourcing Services200
118QUALCOMMTelecommunications200
119Sandia National LaboratoriesAerospace and Defense200
120Total Quality Logistics (TQL)Transportation and Logistics200
121UnumInsurance: Life, Health (mutual)200
122John DeereIndustrial and Farm Equipment185
123Westinghouse Electric CompanyEnergy175
124Bechtel CorporationEngineering, Construction170
125Harris CorporationOther170
126SprintTelecommunications165
127CDMEngineering, Construction160
128ConAgra FoodsFood Consumer Products160
129ParsonsEngineering, Construction160
130Bechtel GroupEngineering, Construction150
131Florida Highway PatrolSecurity and Law Enforcement150
132Hands On AtlantaOther150
133HSBC North AmericaDiversified Financials150
134InterContinental New OrleansHotels, Casinos, Resorts150
135Oak Ridge Institute for Science and EducationOther150
136Starwood Hotels & Resorts WorldwideHotels, Casinos, Resorts150
137Thomson ReutersInformation Technology Services150
138U.S. Bureau of ReclamationEnergy150
139Amazon.comInternet Services and Retailing140
140ConvergysOther140
141Freddie MacCommercial Bank130
142Toys"R"UsToys, Sporting Goods130
143FPL GroupEnergy125
144JELD-WENHome Equipment, Furnishings125
145Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons DivisionAerospace and Defense125
146Bisco Industries, Inc.Wholesalers: Diversified120
147CargillFood Production120
148ChaseSourceDiversified Outsourcing Services120
149MillikenOther120
150Score! Education CentersEducation120
151The New England Center for ChildrenEducation120
152U.S. Comptroller of the CurrencyOther120
153Charming ShoppesApparel110
154Hamilton SundstrandAerospace and Defense110
155Consolidated GraphicsPublishing, Printing105
15621st Mortgage CorporationOther100
157Archangel PromotionsAdvertising, Marketing100
158AvayaTelecommunications100
159Black & VeatchEngineering, Construction100
160Burns & McDonnellEngineering, Construction100
161Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc.Waste Management100
162DellComputers, Office Equipment100
163First InvestorsDiversified Financials100
164GenworthDiversified Financials100
165HNTB CorporationEngineering, Construction100
166HOM FurnitureFurniture100
167KenexaDiversified Outsourcing Services100
168Lowe's Companies, Inc.Other100
169Marriott InternationalHotels, Casinos, Resorts100
170Medi-DynHealth Care: Pharmacy and Other Services100
171Mercer Human Resource ConsultingOther100
172Nationwide Mutual InsuranceInsurance: Life, Health (mutual)100
173North Star Resource GroupOther100
174Old Spaghetti FactoryFood Services100
175Pennsylvania Department of TransportationTransportation and Logistics100
176Penske Truck LeasingTrucking, Truck Leasing100
177Shaklee Distributor Other100
178Spirit AeroSystemsAerospace and Defense100
179TAGAdvertising, Marketing100
180Tennessee Valley AuthorityEnergy100
181Transperfect TranslationsDiversified Outsourcing Services100
182U.S. PIRGOther100
183WeyerhaeuserForest and Paper Products100
184XeroxComputers, Office Equipment100
185Stockamp & AssociatesFinancial Data Services95
186Watson Wyatt WorldwideDiversified Outsourcing Services95
187Eckerd Youth AlternativesOther90
188Hormel Foods CorporationFood Consumer Products90
189J.G. WentworthOther90
190Rohm & HaasChemicals90
191Southern CompanyEnergy90
192SRAInformation Technology Services90
193ENSR InternationalEnergy88
194Blue Cross and Blue Shield of FloridaInsurance: Life, Health (stock)87
195UHY AdvisorsFinancial Data Services86
196National InstrumentsElectronics, Electrical Equipment85
197Adobe SystemsInformation Technology Services80
198ArvinMeritorMotor Vehicles and Parts80
199CPS EnergyEnergy80
200Hewitt AssociatesOther80
201Pacific Gas and Electric CompanyEnergy80
202WIS InternationalGeneral Merchandisers80
203Brocade Communications SystemsInformation Technology Services75
204Carahsoft Technology CorpComputer Software75
205Carahsoft Technology CorpComputer Software75
206HyattHotels, Casinos, Resorts75
207Labatt Food ServiceFood Services75
208Mattress Firm Other75
209Nacel Open DoorEducation75
210Parsons BrinckerhoffEngineering, Construction75
211Reynolds, Smith and HillsEngineering, Construction75
212WhirlpoolOther75
213BB&TCommercial Bank70
214ExelonEnergy70
215Five Point CapitalOther70
216Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics LaboratoryEngineering, Construction70
217Kirkland & EllisOther70
218Precision Wealth Financial & Insurance ServicesOther70
219Rockwell AutomationElectronics, Electrical Equipment70
220RyanFinancial Data Services70
221Wharton-SmithEngineering, Construction70
222Navigant Consulting, Inc.Other68
223Babcock & WilcoxEnergy65
224Eastman ChemicalChemicals65
225L'Oreal USAHousehold and Personal Products65
226FYI Television, Inc.Other62
227Amica InsuranceInsurance: Property and Casualty (mutual)60
228Bayer PharmaceuticalsPharmaceuticals60
229Dynetics, Inc.Aerospace and Defense60
230EsriComputer Software60
231GZA GeoEnvironmentalEngineering, Construction60
232Japan AirlinesAirlines60
233Lincoln Financial GroupDiversified Financials60
234PetSmartGeneral Merchandisers60
235Schreiber FoodsFood Consumer Products60
236Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, LLPOther55
237Novogradac & Company LLPOther52
238Agilent TechnologiesOther50
239Continental CasualtyInsurance: Property and Casualty (stock)50
240Cooper IndustriesElectronics, Electrical Equipment50
241Franklin Templeton InvestmentsInvestment Bank50
242GRIMCOWholesalers: Diversified50
243Hantz GroupOther50
244Lutron ElectronicsHome Equipment, Furnishings50
245MassMutual Financial GroupDiversified Financials50
246N2 PublishingPublishing, Printing50
247Orbital Sciences Corp.Aerospace and Defense50
248PHD USADiversified Outsourcing Services50
249Primacy RelocationTransportation and Logistics50
250Principal Financial GroupFinancial Data Services50
251PrudentialOther50
252Regions FinancialDiversified Financials50
253Taycor FinancialInvestment Bank50
254Union Bank Commercial Bank50
255Urban InstituteFinancial Data Services50
256Edgepark Medical SuppliesMedical Products and Equipment45
257Hennion & Walsh, Inc. Other45
258LightolierHome Equipment, Furnishings45
259Liz ClaiborneHousehold and Personal Products45
260Symantec CorporationComputer Software45
261TeradyneElectronics, Electrical Equipment45
262BNSF Railway CompanyTransportation and Logistics43
263Access America TransportTransportation and Logistics40
264Acquity GroupDiversified Outsourcing Services40
265Alcatel-LucentTelecommunications40
266Blaine Tech ServicesOther40
267CMS EnergyEnergy40
268Dillard's Department StoresGeneral Merchandisers40
269Giant EagleGeneral Merchandisers40
270ISOFinancial Data Services40
271M&T BankDiversified Financials40
272Olsson AssociatesDiversified Outsourcing Services40
273St. Jude MedicalHealth Care: Pharmacy and Other Services40
274ViaSatNetwork and Other Communications Equipment40
275W.W. GraingerOther40
276American AirlinesAirlines38
277Union BankCommercial Bank37
278wakeman, inc.Real Estate36
279BMO Capital MarketsInvestment Bank35
280EMSL AnalyticalChemicals35
281Gorillas & Gazelles LLCDiversified Outsourcing Services35
282Millward BrownAdvertising, Marketing35
283National Futures AssociationFinancial Data Services35
284The TJX Companies, Inc.Apparel35
285SunTrust BankOther34
286Aerospace CorporationAerospace and Defense33
287Centennial Contractors EnterprisesEngineering, Construction33
288Hess CorporationEnergy32
289Allendale AssociationOther30
290Ameren CorporationEnergy30
291Ameriprise Financial ServicesDiversified Financials30
292ARCADIS US Inc.Engineering, Construction30
293ARGOComputer Software30
294Blood Systems LaboratoriesOther30
295Germaine LawrenceOther30
296Giant International EnterprisesOther30
297Grimco, Inc.Wholesalers: Diversified30
298Honda R&D AmericasMotor Vehicles and Parts30
299LifeScanMedical Products and Equipment30
300Lincoln ElectricOther30
301Meaden & MooreFinancial Data Services30
302Medtronic MiniMedMedical Products and Equipment30
303Perspective Solutions GroupDiversified Outsourcing Services30
304SouthwesternPublishing, Printing30
305Beers + CutlerFinancial Data Services28
306CAComputer Software28
307BlackbaudComputer Software25
308Brookshire GroceryGeneral Merchandisers25
309Capital Network Leasing Corp.Other25
310Community Interface ServicesOther25
311Crown Cork & Seal USA, Inc.Packaging, Containers25
312E*TRADE FINANCIALDiversified Financials25
313ENVIRON HoldingsDiversified Outsourcing Services25
314Federal Reserve Bank of New YorkDiversified Financials25
315Harbour CapitalOther25
316High Performance Technologies, Inc (HPTi)Information Technology Services25
317KleinfelderEngineering, Construction25
318Leighton GroupDiversified Outsourcing Services25
319M.C. DeanEngineering, Construction25
320Manhard ConsultingEngineering, Construction25
321NASA - John F. Kennedy Space CenterAerospace and Defense25
322Newell RubbermaidHousehold and Personal Products25
323Novellus Systems, Inc.Other25
324Owens CorningBuilding Materials, Glass25
325Owens-IllinoisPackaging, Containers25
326Professional Service Industries, Inc. (PSI)Engineering, Construction25
327PSC ClinicalHealth Care: Pharmacy and Other Services25
328Shaw IndustriesHome Equipment, Furnishings25
329Structural GroupBuilding Materials, Glass25
330The Hershey CompanyFood Consumer Products25
331Windsor Court HotelHotels, Casinos, Resorts25
332Invensys Process SystemsOther23
333Avendra, LLCOther21
334Air Liquide USA LLCChemicals20
335Applied Signal Technology, IncTelecommunications20
336Assurity Life InsuranceDiversified Financials20
337Bury+PartnersEngineering, Construction20
338Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LPChemicals20
339Commerce One FinancialDiversified Financials20
340Compleat Rehab & Sports Therapy CenterHealth Care: Medical Facilities20
341comScore, Inc. Advertising, Marketing20
342ECOLABOther20
343John Hancock Financial NetworkDiversified Financials20
344Kearney & CompanyOther20
345Kiawah Island Golf ResortHotels, Casinos, Resorts20
346Legg MasonDiversified Financials20
347MGM MIRAGEHotels, Casinos, Resorts20
348MostChoiceDiversified Financials20
349Summit Commercial FinanceOther20
350Transnational Bancard Inc.Other20
351WasserstromOther20
352AffymetrixOther17
353Audit Bureau of CirculationsDiversified Outsourcing Services16
354Coverity, Inc.Computer Software16
355University of Michigan Unit for Laboratory Animal MedicineOther16
356Affinity Plus Federal Credit UnionDiversified Financials15
357AmgenOther15
358Applied Research LaboratoriesElectronics, Electrical Equipment15
359AvnetSemiconductors and Other Electronic Components15
360Boscov'sApparel15
361Echelon StudiosEntertainment15
362Haley & AldrichEngineering, Construction15
363Hannaford Bros.General Merchandisers15
364HR PlusDiversified Outsourcing Services15
365Ingersoll-RandOther15
366Kraft FoodsFood Consumer Products15
367Nickelodeon Animation StudioEntertainment15
368Osram SylvaniaElectronics, Electrical Equipment15
369Texas InstrumentsSemiconductors and Other Electronic Components15
370World Data ProductsComputers, Office Equipment15
371Texas National ChemicalChemicals14
372Leprino FoodsFood Production13
373InterPrintPublishing, Printing12
374Relay WorldwideDiversified Outsourcing Services12
375SWIFTInformation Technology Services12
376ValueClick, Inc.Advertising, Marketing12
377United McGill CorporationOther11
378ACUITYInsurance: Property and Casualty (mutual)10
379AeroVironmentAerospace and Defense10
380Ag Processing Inc a cooperative (AGP)Energy10
381Cleary Gottlieb Steen & HamiltonOther10
382DewberryEngineering, Construction10
383New York State Department of Environmental ConservationOther10
384SundtEngineering, Construction10
385WillisOther10
386Kimberly-ClarkHousehold and Personal Products8
387ThoughtWorksComputer Software8
388ARGOComputer Software7
389Farm Credit Financial PartnersDiversified Financials7
390Kennedy and Coe, LLCOther7
391Bose CorporationElectronics, Electrical Equipment6
392C&I EngineeringOil and Gas Equipment, Services6
393NewAgeSys, Inc.Diversified Outsourcing Services6
394Sika CorporationChemicals6
395Drive Financial ServicesDiversified Financials5
396ENSCO, Inc.Information Technology Services5
397Howard R. Green CompanyEngineering, Construction5
398Intuitive research and Technology CorporationEngineering, Construction5
399LPA Group IncorporatedEngineering, Construction5
400Primary Capital Advisors, LCDiversified Financials5
401ConcurrentComputer Software4
402Constructors & AssociatesEngineering, Construction3
403Great Lakes Computer Source, Inc.Other3
404ProBuildOther3
405RockTennForest and Paper Products3
406BoxTone, IncComputer Software2
407CollegeGrad.comAdvertising, Marketing2
408Ellis & Associates, IncEngineering, Construction2
409Friedrich Air ConditioningOther2
410NJ CUREInsurance: Property and Casualty (mutual)2

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