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Some top companies plan to add jobs

Want a job in one of the Times' Top 60 workplaces? You're in luck, as long as you have the right skills. Many of them indicated in the survey that they plan to add to their work forces in the next year.

Health care companies lead the way. Not surprising, given that it's one of the only industries in Florida that has consistently added jobs throughout the Great Recession. But companies in some of the hardest-hit sectors — real estate and hospitality — also plan on hiring.

As weaker competitors fall away, top companies often need more workers to meet increased demand. Others have found ways to capitalize on the down economy, expanding quickly to capture market share before competitors can catch back up.

Some organizations, like the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority and St. Mary's Episcopal Day School, said they will pick up one or two extra employees. A few of the larger companies expect to add hundreds.

Here's a look at just some of the Top 60 who are hiring and their estimate from late last year of how many workers they'll add (or already have added) in 2010.

Health care: Moffitt Cancer Center (562), JSA Healthcare (100), Greystone Healthcare (20), St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute (40).

Insurance: Bouchard Insurance (8), Esurance (40).

Other: Vology Data Systems (40), Gulf Coast Enterprises (50), USAmeribank (38), Drug Abuse Comprehensive Coordinating Office (30), Residence at Timber Pines (25), Response Mail Express (20).

Some top companies plan to add jobs 03/21/10 [Last modified: Friday, March 19, 2010 1:50pm]
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