Bean counters wanted: Why the Big 4 are in a hiring frenzy
Deloitte plans to hire 17,000 professionals in the U.S. and India in 2011, according to Cathleen Benko, its chief talent officer. It's seeking accountants, auditors, consultants, and IT staff. Hiring is split evenly between experienced and entry-level applicants.
Like Deloitte, Ernst & Young has stepped up recruiting. It's looking to hire 7,000 employees from college campuses -- 4,500 full-time and 2,500 interns -- and 6,000 experienced staff, totaling 13,000 people in 2011, says Dan Black, its director of Americas Campus Recruiting. Experienced staffing is up 80% from last year and campus recruits are up 20%.
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