Google and Apple top LinkedIn list of most in-demand employers

LinkedIn, the social networking site aimed at professionals, on Wednesday published its Most InDemand Employers list for 2013, revealing the top 100 most sought after companies on the site.

The technology sector featured heavily, with Google in top spot and Apple right behind in second – the same as last year.

Microsoft, however, slipped from third spot last year to fifth, and Facebook from fourth to sixth. Twitter, whose IPO is fast approaching, also dropped, from 14th to 23rd place, as did Samsung, from 36th to 85th.

Scanning the list, Amazon was one of the few Internet/tech outfits to actually move up a few places, rising from 25th last year to seventh this. The e-commerce giant recently announcedapple office plans to take on 70,000 seasonal workers to help cope with the extra demand expected over the upcoming holiday season. This marks a big increase over last year when it hired 20,000 extra workers for the holiday period.

The smallest company to make LinkedIn’s list is Stockholm-based Spotify. The music streaming service currently has just over 2,000 employees.

Technology and software ranked third among the most represented sectors in the list, coming in behind oil and energy (2), and retail and consumer products (1)

“To determine these rankings, our data scientists analyzed the actions of 238+ million professionals on LinkedIn,” the site’s James Raybould wrote in a post announcing the list. “In 2013, LinkedIn was home to more than 25 billion interactions between members and companies.”

For the sake of objectivity, the social networking site excluded itself from the results.

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