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Sales: $588 million
New Heads (Over the Previous Three Fiscal Years): 6,318
Total Employees: 18,000
Increase: 54%With over 130 customers and typical contracts that last three to five years, this IT outsourcing firm has had to rigorously recruit. And none of those new hires since 2007 came through an acquisition.
2. BJ's Restaurants
Sales: $559 million
New Heads: 3,490
Total Employees: 12,100
Increase: 41%BJ’s Restaurants managed to open 35 new restaurants in the last three years. Instead of trimming staff and cutting employee benefits, it worked on maximizing its floor space and offering more cost-conscious meal options.
3. FactSet Research Systems
FactSet Research Systems
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Sales: $727 million
New Heads: 3,317
Total Employees: 5,251
This provider of financial research and analytical tools has been expanding overseas, notably in India and the Philippines.
4. Rackspace Hosting
Sales: $892 million
New Heads (Over the Previous Three Fiscal Years): 1,691
Total Employees: 3,712
Increase: 84%Since 2007 it has added nearly 1,700 Rackers, as its employees are called, across the globe (but mainly in the United States) to service 100,000 new clients during the same period.
5. Capella Education
Sales: $437 million
New Heads (Over the Previous Three Fiscal Years): 1,670
Total Employees: 2,968
Increase: 129%Over 38,000 students take courses at this online university that offers 138 specialty programs in 59 countries. That’s a 70% enrollment increase since 200k, requiring administrative and enrollment staff to support it.
Sales: $604 million
New Heads (Over the Previous Three Fiscal Years): 1,580
Total Employees: 3,300
Increase: 92%This investment service provides data on 400,000 stocks, bonds and mutual funds and manages $180 billion in capital. In the last year it grew sales by 16% and its headcount by 37%.
7. Grand Canyon Education
Grand Canyon Education
Sales: $404 million
New Heads (Over the Previous Three Fiscal Years): 1,479
Total Employees: 2,600
Increase: 132%The Christian university was founded by the Southern Baptist Church in 1949. Nearly half of its 38,600 online students are pursuing a masters or doctoral degrees. Its physical campus more than doubled this fall, to 4,000 students, resulting in some 900 new enrollment staff professionals. It expects to increase on-site student ranks to 11,000 by 2013.
8. True Religion
Sales: $396 million
New Heads (Over the Previous Three Fiscal Years): 1,325
Total Employees: 1,663
Increase: 392%This luxury brand apparel maker sells jeans that cost between $168 and $376. It also opened 79 branded stores in the last three years.
Sales: $429 million
New Heads (Over the Previous Three Fiscal Years): 1,049
Total Employees: 2,397
This maker of pulse monitors that reduce false alarms by 95% hired 110 employees so far in 2011 and says it has 84 open positions still to fill, mostly in sales and engineering.
10. HMS Holdings
Sales: $339 million
New Heads (Over the Previous Three Fiscal Years): 896
Total Employees: 1,656
Increase: 118%This health care cost watchdog makes money by saving Medicare and other programs billions of dollars a year in erroneous and fraudulent payments. Billing shenanigans, and thus its head count, will no doubt continue to mount.