US News, in a May 31 article, identifies 9 major companies who are recruiting like crazy. Many have a big Seattle presence, including:
“1. Boeing. The company … plans to hire a total of 4,000 to 5,000 employees this year … The bulk of those positions are located in the Puget Sound region … Boeing’s looking first and foremost for engineers … ‘We look for individuals who have a passion for technology and innovation’ … The company is also hiring about 1,000 interns this year.
“2. Google. The Internet giant is hiring more employees this year than any other, including its record of 6,000 hires in 2007 … While the bulk of those positions are located at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., other offices are also growing significantly, including those in Seattle and New York City … ‘We’re looking for people who are leaders in their schools … We want people that everyone’s going to want to work with.’
“8. Facebook. The company … lists hundreds of openings on its website. Facebook is looking for recruiters, salespeople, data analysts, engineers, business associates, and more.”
Read the US News article here.
Separately, NACE, the National Association of Colleges and Employers, reports that Computer Science is the major with the top offer rate for the Class of 2011 – see here.
And the Wall Street Journal reports “Bay Area Technology Firms Put Down Roots in Seattle” – see here.