Top 100 companies that hired the most in 2017

Health care, transportation, and retail were among the top industries that saw significant job growth this year. Here are jobs at some of the fast-growing companies now.

Top 100 companies that hired the most in 2017

2017 has been quite the year for the U.S. labor market.

Employment increased steadily throughout the year with an average gain of 168,000 jobs per month, which totals out to about 1,852,000 jobs over the past 11 months in 2017, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, (December’s job numbers will be revealed on Jan. 5, 2018). While this is a solid number, the hurricanes in September significantly impacted the job market, which is probably why job creation was slightly lower (about a 6% decrease) than it was last year.

Additionally, wages hiked up 58 cents this year, currently totaling an average of $26.55 per hour, and the unemployment rate moved down from 4.8% to 4.1%.

So, what do all of these great statistics mean? It means companies are hiring—and some companies, in particular, are doing a lot of it. Since 2016, on the first of every month, we’ve been publishing our Monster 100, a list of the top companies hiring at that time. So before we say goodbye to 2017, we wanted to take a look back to see which 100 companies had the biggest hiring frenzies over the course of the whole year. This is our second-annual “Mega Monster 100” (see last year’s here).

Using data provided by the TalentNeuron tool from insights and technology company CEB, we came up with the following roundup of companies with the most new job listings posted on Monster in 2017.

After taking the top spot in several of our most recent Monster 100 lists, it was no surprise that UPS led the pack this year with an outstanding 28,202 total jobs posted on Monster—that’s a 7% year-over-year increase in hiring for the company. Not to mention, last year’s winner, UnitedHealth Group, is still making waves in the No. 4 spot, rounding out the top five with Army (2), Advantage Solutions Group (3), and Kindred Healthcare (5).

Overall, health care, transportation, and retail were strong sectors for job growth in 2017.

If you’re looking to get your job search on, you might want to start with this list of fast-growing companies. Who knows? You could start your new year with a new job at one of these top employers.

Companies hiring this year

  1. UPS

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 28,202

  2. Army

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 20,343

  3. Advantage Solutions Group

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 16,226

  4. UnitedHealth Group

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 14,709

  5. Kindred Healthcare

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 12,228

  6. AT&T

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 11,639

  7. Aramark

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 9,257

  8. KinderCare Education

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 8,968

  9. Kindred at Home

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 7,172

  10. Aflac

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 5,974

  11. Oldcastle

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 5,437

  12. Christus Health

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 5,229

  13. Pilot Flying J

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 5,035

  14. GDKN Corporation

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 4,996

  15. Brookdale Senior Living

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 4,735

  16. Rent A Center

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 4,497

  17. Hallmark

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 4,378

  18. American Income Life

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 4,186

  19. Murphy Oil Corporation

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 4,050

  20. Cognizant

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 3,960

  21. Santander

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 3,925

  22. CenturyLink

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 3,829 

  23. Northrop Grumman

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 3,697

  24. Penske

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 3,087

  25. National Vision

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 3,074

  26. RehabCare

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 2,813

  27. David’s Bridal

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 2,679

  28. United Surgical Partners

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 2,604

  29. Clean Harbors

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 2,526

  30. Excell

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 2,491

  31. Sodexo

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 2,237

  32. XPO Logistics Freight

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 2,187

  33. Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 2,049

  34. Consulate Health Care

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 2,024

  35. Cypress Bay Solutions

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,933

  36. NTT Data

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,846

  37. XPO Logistics

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,841

  38. FCA

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,814

  39. IASIS Healthcare

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,731

  40. Eaton

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,676

  41. Maintenance Engineering

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,662

  42. Family Heritage Life

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,634

  43. NTT Data Services

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,606

  44. The Men’s Wearhouse

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,602

  45. Jos. A. Bank

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,569

  46. AcceptanceNOW

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,538

  47. Steris

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,515

  48. P.F. Chang’s

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,498

  49. SavaSeniorCare

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,476

  50. Anistar Technologies

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,475

  51. Mac Tools

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,413

  52. RetailData

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,359

  53. Forever21

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,344

  54. VanderHouwen

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,312

  55. Saber Healthcare

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,302

  56. Collins Consulting

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,294

  57. Ricoh

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,274

  58. Goodyear

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,254

  59. Sears Holdings Corporation

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,254

  60. Liberty National Life

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,239

  61. Fortira

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,231

  62. Odyssey Systems Consulting Group

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,209

  63. Allied Building Products

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,203

  64. Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,178

  65. ASRC

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,167

  66. BAE Systems

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,165

  67. Raymour & Flanigan

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,163

  68. Uline

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,160

  69. Safety-Kleen

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,157

  70. HCL Technologies

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,123

  71. Giant Eagle

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,123

  72. Rite Aid

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,107

  73. Pepsico

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,082

  74. Tailored Brands

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,080

  75. The Bon-Ton

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,065

  76. Pfizer

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,061

  77. Sedgwick Claims Management Services

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,058

  78. Hobby Lobby

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,057

  79. Select Comfort Corporation

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,033

  80. Home Depot

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,031

  81. Learning Care Group

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,025

  82. APC, Inc.

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 1,009

  83. Konica Minolta

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 993

  84. Bowhead

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 988

  85. Pro-Vision

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 988 

  86. Mercy – A Member of CHW

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 976

  87. Dick’s Sporting Goods

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 956

  88. Primus Global Services

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 944

  89. Younkers

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 943

  90. AmerisourceBergen

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 941

  91. Zolon Tech

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 934

  92. United Rentals

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 915

  93. Suburban Propane

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 913

  94. Sanofi

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 885

  95. Waste Management

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 866

  96. Precision Castparts

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 866

  97. Anixter Inc.

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 865

  98. Conduent

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 845

  99. La Petite Academy

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 837

  100. Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

    Total number of jobs posted on Monster in 2017: 834

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Job search next steps

A great way to hone your job search is to seek out companies that have demonstrated success and apply to their open positions. Obviously, the competition for those jobs will be pretty intense, but for good reason. Could you use some help standing apart from the rest of the talent pool? Join Monster today. As a member, you can upload up to five versions of your resume—each tailored to the jobs that interest you. Recruiters search Monster every day looking to fill top jobs with qualified candidates, just like you. Additionally, you can get job alerts sent to your inbox as soon as positions become available. Let Monster help you start a career with a winning company.

*Pay-per-click jobs were not factored into this list.