They're hiring!

These 25 companies have at least 700 openings each, totaling more than 56,000 available jobs. What are they looking for? Here are excerpts from our conversations with their recruiters.

1. Google
2012 Best Companies rank: 1
Current openings: 701**

What they're looking for
The company is hiring across the board, but especially in its sales and engineering teams.

Job title with the largest number of openings
The company says it's hiring "hundreds" of software engineers in 2012.

Secrets to impressing their recruiters
We generally look for people who aren't just great at what they do, but also are well-rounded both in and out of work or school. This means that, in addition to looking for strong cognitive ability and meaningful work experience, we also want people with interesting and unique accomplishments -- sports, music, starting a business, or writing a book, for example. Cultural fit and diversity are very important to us. We aim to reflect the globally diverse audience of our products and believe that we can serve our users better when we foster a diversity of perspectives, ideas and cultures within the company. --Yolanda Mangolini, Director, Global Diversity, Talent & Inclusion




**The following number reflects number of open job positions, but more than one person could potentially fill each position.
No. of job openings as of Jan. 2, 2012. They are for U.S. only unless otherwise noted.
By Sierra Jiminez, reporter @FortuneMagazine - Last updated January 24 2012: 2:52 PM ET
Join the Conversation
Top 100

Fat paychecks, sweet perks, fun colleagues, and over 70,000 job openings -- these employers offer dream workplaces.

Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.