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15 Companies Hiring Despite the Recession

15 Companies Hiring Despite the Recession


August 11, 2009



Industry: Health Care Products and Pharmaceuticals

The range of medical products – including vaccines, over-the-counter medication, and animal health tools – will keep productions from this company in high demand.

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Silicon Valley Bank


Industry: Banking

One of the few banks that’s weathered “the storm better than most,” CEO Kenneth Wilcox said to USAToday. How? By using a different business model that requires any loans to have either a) backup from the company’s assets or b) be a long-term, 5-10 year technology or life science project, which are not as effected by a struggling economy. The USAToday report states “Silicon Valley Bank’s total loans hit a record $4 billion last year, and third-quarter deposits grew 18% to $4.8 billion from the same quarter last year.”

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Hartford Financial Services


Industry: Insurance

According to BusinessWeek, Hartford Financial Services “actually raised profit expectations, saying it expects to earn between $4.70 and $4.90 per share, up from a range of $4.30 to $4.50 previously. (HFS) has… More than $12 billion in cash and other liquid investments means “the Hartford is well-capitalized and has ample liquidity,” chairman and chief executive Ramani Ayer said in a statement.”

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