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10 tech companies that have most job openings

Last updated on: March 26, 2013 10:13 IST

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Although finding a job when the economy is going through tough times is difficult, there are some companies that are planning to increase their staff strength.

Business Insider asked search site indeed.com to discover which companies are advertising most openings and here's the result.

Let's take a look at 10 tech companies that plan to hire most employees.

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Oracle

No. of jobs open: 3,868

Why it's hiring: Oracle is ramping up its workforce to push into new areas, namely cloud computing and data centre hardware.

Employees rate it: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Dell

No. of jobs open: 3,382

Why it's hiring:  Dell is trying to convert itself from a PC manufacturer into a full-service, enterprise IT shop competing with the likes of IBM and HP. It's hiring everything from consultants to storage experts to make that happen.

Employees rate it: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Amazon

No. of jobs open: 2,911 (this excludes hourly warehouse workers)

Why it's hiring: Amazon is a huge, diverse company, between online retail, manufacturing Kindle devices and being the biggest cloud computing service around. It hires everything from buyers to data scientists.

Employees rate it: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Microsoft

No. of jobs open: 2,911

Why it's hiring: Microsoft is undergoing a major transformation now, from its Windows operating system to its program developer tools, and it needs new talent to help it along. Microsoft is also pushing into cloud computing.

Employees rate it: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Lockheed Martin

No. of jobs open: 2,629

Why it's hiring: Lockheed Martin is best known for building airplanes and tanks, but it's also an IT company. It sells computer security tech and cloud computing to governments and big enterprises.

Employees rate it: 4 stars (out of 5)

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IBM

No. of jobs open: 2,604

Why it's hiring: IBM isn't just one of the world's biggest tech companies, it's also one of the oldest, founded in 1896. Its workforce is facing a big transition as older Baby Boomers start to retire. It, too, is pushing into new areas like cloud computing, big data, smart grids.

Employees rate it: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Saic

No. of jobs open: 2,462

Why it's hiring: Saic is also better known as a defense contractor than an IT firm. But it's both. It's involved in all the latest tech areas like cloud computing, security, health care tech and smart grids.

Employees rate it: 4 stars (out of 5)

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ADP

No. of jobs open: 2,285

Why it's hiring: ADP is best known for its outsourced payroll service but the company actually offers a lot of other outsourced tech functions too, known as business process outsourcing. It was a software-as-a-service company before most folks had ever heard of the cloud.

Employees rate it: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Hewlett Packard

No. of jobs open:  2,233

Why it's hiring: HP is going through a lot of upheaval right now including a massive, multi-year, 29,000-employee layoff. But it's also hiring, particularly in new areas like software-defined networking, analytics, cloud computing, computer security.

Employees rate it: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Northrop Grumman

No. of jobs open:  1,709

Why it's hiring:  Like the other defence contractors on this list, Northrop Grumman doesn't just make jets and drones, it also sells a ton of tech to the government and large businesses. Plus it does a lot of R&D in areas like computer security, biotech, and networking.

Employees rate it: 4 stars (out of 5)


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