19 Small Businesses Creating The Most Jobs Right Now

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In his recently published Hire Power Awards list, Eric Schurenberg, editor-in-chief at Inc. magazine, included 100 small businesses that are putting America back to work.These companies have created more than 73,000 jobs between 2008 and 2011 and 92 per cent of the CEOs from these organisations are planning on hiring more employees next year. 

“All of these small businesses seem to be run by people who are focused on growth,” Schurenberg told us. “They’re hungry entrepreneurs. They aren’t only computer programmers or MBA graduates. They were blue-collared people. That’s one of the most inspiring things.”

The top industries hiring right now are health, business products and services, food & beverage, government services and financial services.

According to Inc.’s database — which they shared with us — here are the top 19 small businesses creating the most jobs right now.

19. FCi federal

Headquarters: Leesburg, VA

CEO: Sharon Virts Mozer

Jobs created (3 years): 767

Number of employees (2012): 816

Revenue (2011): $33.8 million

What they do: Provides business process outsourcing for federal agencies

Source: Inc.

18. Acadian Companies

Headquarters: Lafayette, La.

CEO: Richard Zuschla

Jobs created (3 years): 773

Number of employees (2012): 3,129

Revenue (2011): $380.6 million

What they do: Provides emergency and non-emergency ambulance and medical services.

Source: Inc.

17. Applied Medical

Headquarters: Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.

CEO: Said Hilal

Jobs created (3 years): 782

Number of employees (2012): 1,956

Revenue (2011): $250-$500 million

What they do: Makes medical devices for surgical applications.

Source: Inc.

16. ICONMA

Headquarters: Troy, Mich.

CEO: Claudine George

Jobs created (3 years): 783

Number of employees (2012): 1,317

Revenue (2011): $103.2 million

What they do: Provides staffing services for the IT, engineering, and accounting industries.

Source: Inc.

15. Total Quality Logistics

Headquarters: Cincinnati, OH

CEO: Ken Oaks

Jobs created (3 years): 787

Number of employees (2012): 1643

Revenue (2011): $1 billion

What they do: Provides third-party transportation logistics for shipping freight using a large carrier network to meet the needs of thousands of customers nationwide.

Source: Inc.

14. ServiceNow

Headquarters: San Diego Calif.

CEO: Frank Slootman

Jobs created (3 years): 792

Number of employees (2012): 882

Revenue (2011): $128.1 million

What they do: Provides cloud-based software that automates the day-to-day operations of data centres and other computing environments.

Source: Inc.

13. Asset Plus Companies

Headquarters: Houston, TX

CEO: Michael Mcgrath

Jobs created (3 years): 811

Number of employees (2012): 1,803

Revenue (2011): $12.4 million

What they do: Manages real-estate with a focus on student housing.

Source: Inc.

12. Extend Health

Headquarters: San Mateo, Calif.

CEO: Bryce Williams

Jobs created (3 years): 837

Number of employees (2012): 1,153

Revenue (2011): $58.5 million

What they do: Provides health benefit management services and operates the largest private Medicare exchange in the country.

Source: Inc.

11. VSP Global

Headquarters: Rancho Cordova, Calif.

CEO: Rob Lynch

Jobs created (3 years): 943

Number of employees (2012): 3,445

Revenue (2011): More than $1 billion

What they do: Makes eyeglasses and provides software for optometrists.

Source: Inc.

10. SolarCity

Headquarters: San Mateo, Calif.

CEO: Lyndon Rive

Jobs created (3 years): 989

Number of employees (2012): 1,381

Revenue (2011): $50-$100 million

What they do: Installs and maintains solar-energy units for businesses and residents.

Source: Inc.

9. Smashburger

Headquarters: Denver, Colo.

CEO: David Prokupek

Jobs created (3 years): 995

Number of employees (2012): 1,375

Revenue (2011): $53.1 million

What they do: Franchises restaurants that make burgers to order.

Source: Inc.

8. Talk2rep

Headquarters: Tamarac, Fla.

CEO: Jim Ryan

Jobs created (3 years): 1,043

Number of employees (2012): 1,096

Revenue (2011): $10-$20 million

What they do: Provides call-centre services for corporate and government clients.

Source: Inc.

7. Chobani

Headquarters: Norwich, N.Y.

CEO: Hamdi Ulukaya

Jobs created (3 years): 1,083

Number of employees (2012): 1,133

Revenue (2011): $633.9 million

What they do: Makes and sells Greek-style yogurt.

Source: Inc.

6. Heartland Dental Care

Headquarters: Effingham, Ill.

CEO: Richard Workman

Jobs created (3 years): 1,150

Number of employees (2012): 3,201

Revenue (2011): $440.4 million

What they do: Manages more than 350 affiliated dental practices.

Source: Inc.

5. Godaddy.com

Headquarters: Scottsdale, Ariz.

CEO: Scott Wagner

Jobs created (3 years): 1,403

Number of employees (2012): 3,443

Revenue (2011): $894.3 million

What they do: Provides domain-name registration and hosting for individuals and businesses.

Source: Inc.

4. Pacific Dental Services

Headquarters: Irvine, Calif.

CEO: Stephen Thorne

Jobs created (3 years): 1,451

Number of employees (2012): 3,422

Revenue (2011): $434.2 million

What they do: Provides administrative and HR services for nearly 300 dental practices.

Source: Inc.

3. RuffaloCODY

Headquarters: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

CEO: Al Ruffalo

Jobs created (3 years): 1,700

Number of employees (2012): 4,600

Revenue (2011): $48.6 million

What they do: Sells software and services to help nonprofits and universities with fundraising and enrollment management.

Source: Inc.

2. Air Serv

Headquarters: Atlanta, Ga.

CEO: Thomas Marano

Jobs created (3 years): 9,702

Number of employees (2012): 6,269

Revenue (2011): $274.8 million

What they do: Provides baggage handling, cabin cleaning, and other services for airlines.

Source: Inc.

1. Universal Services of America

Headquarters: Santa Ana, Calif.

CEO: Steve Jones and Brian Cescolin

Jobs created (3 years): 17,330

Number of employees (2012): 20,760

Revenue (2011): $370.3 million

What they do: Provides security and janitorial services for business facilities.

Source: Inc.

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