Industry: Investment Services
Overview: Morningstar (NASDAQ:MORN) provides data on more than 380,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds and similar vehicles. It also offers real-time global market data on more than 8 million equities, indexes, futures, options, commodities and precious metals, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. Morningstar also offers investment management services. As of March 31, 2012, it had $190 billion in assets under advisement or management.
Job Opportunities: Although Morningstar isn’t hiring thousands — it has about 100 job openings — it made our list because it’s one of the few companies in the financial services sector that isn’t launching major layoffs, so the fact it’s hiring at all is somewhat shocking. Morningstar has operations in 27 countries, and it has opportunities for both experienced and entry-level employees.