Top Entry Level Employers

Welcome to the Top Entry Level Employers for 2011! The following is a list of best in class employers who are dedicated to the training and advancement of college graduates. The 2011 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
1Enterprise Rent-A-CarAutomotive Rental, Leasing8,500
2Teach For AmericaEducation4,925
3Verizon Wireless*Telecommunications4,250
4HertzAutomotive Rental, Leasing4,000
6KPMG LLPOther2,300
7TargetGeneral Merchandisers2,200
8Ernst & YoungOther2,000
9City Year Education1,700
11Total Quality Logistics (TQL)Transportation and Logistics900
12The Sherwin-Williams CompanyOther780
13Northrop GrummanAerospace and Defense750
14VanguardFinancial Data Services750
15Kohls Department StoresApparel700
16Macy's, Inc. General Merchandisers548
18Liberty MutualInsurance: Property and Casualty (mutual)520
19Mattress Firm Other500
21Compass Group, North AmericaFood Services430
22TEKsystemsInformation Technology Services425
23Bechtel CorporationEngineering, Construction400
24Raytheon CompanyAerospace and Defense400
25GEICOInsurance: Property and Casualty (stock)300
26Principal Financial GroupFinancial Data Services300
27Ferguson, a Wolseley CompanyWholesalers: Diversified250
28National InstrumentsElectronics, Electrical Equipment250
29J. C. Penney Company, Inc.General Merchandisers240
30John DeereIndustrial and Farm Equipment220
31Altria GroupTobacco200
32BB&TCommercial Bank200
33HyattHotels, Casinos, Resorts200
34Towers WatsonOther170
35Harris CorporationOther152
36Life TechnologiesHealth Care: Pharmacy and Other Services150
37ParsonsEngineering, Construction150
38TATA Consultancy Services LtdComputer Software150
39Bisco Industries, Inc.Wholesalers: Diversified120
40CIGNAInsurance: Life, Health (stock)120
41ARCADIS US Inc.Engineering, Construction110
42Burns & McDonnellEngineering, Construction100
43Entergy CorporationUtilities: Gas and Electric100
44Farmers Insurance GroupInsurance: Property and Casualty (mutual)100
45Jos. A. Bank ClothiersApparel100
46N2 PublishingPublishing, Printing100
47Gap IncOther85
48Whirlpool CorporationHousehold and Personal Products80
49Ameren CorporationEnergy75
50Hantz GroupOther75
51Infor Global SolutionsComputer Software75
52Lowe's Companies, Inc.Other75
53Labatt Food ServiceFood Services65
54Legg MasonDiversified Financials60
55Air Liquide USA LLCChemicals55
56BlackbaudComputer Software55
57212 Inc.Advertising, Marketing50
59SkillStormInformation Technology Services50
60The TJX Companies, Inc.Apparel50
61ValueClick, Inc.Advertising, Marketing50
62GRIMCOWholesalers: Diversified45
63Navigant Consulting, Inc.Other45
64Precision Wealth Financial & Insurance ServicesOther45
66SouthwesternPublishing, Printing35
67ARGOComputer Software30
68Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc.Waste Management30
69High Performance Technologies, Inc (HPTi)Information Technology Services30
70Nickelodeon Animation StudioEntertainment30
71Hennion & Walsh, Inc. Other25
72QuinStreetAdvertising, Marketing25
73EsriComputer Software20
74Olsson AssociatesDiversified Outsourcing Services20
7621st Mortgage CorporationOther16
77Crown Cork & Seal USA, Inc.Packaging, Containers15
78Give Something Back Office SuppliesOther15
79Sierra ClubOther15
80Sika CorporationChemicals15
81Union Bank Commercial Bank15
82University DirectoriesOther15
83General Dynamics C4 SystemsAerospace and Defense10
84John Mini Distinctive LandscapesOther10
85NewAgeSys, Inc.Diversified Outsourcing Services10
87Professional Service Industries, Inc. (PSI)Engineering, Construction10
88Shaklee Distributor Other10
89Rural Health Service Corps (AmeriCorps)Other8
90aNetorder, Inc.Mail, Package and Freight Delivery5
91Meaden & MooreFinancial Data Services5
92LeaseTeam, Inc.Computer Software3
93Texas National ChemicalChemicals3

*Editor's note: Verizon's true number of entry-level hires is 13,000, but they made a mistake when first filling out the survey and it was not corrected until after our results were already released and published.

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