Top 3 locations: Chicago, IL; Reston, VA; New York, NYNumber of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009): Thousands
What they're looking for: Specific IT skills, such as Java, J2EE, industry expertise and government secured clearances. Also hiring for corporate roles that include finance and sales development.
Deloitte, No. 61 on the Best Companies list, detailed its hiring plans after this gallery went to press. Deloitte says it expects to hire 8,000 new grads and experienced professionals this year, which would put it in the top 20.