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The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants has over 60 member firms employing approximately 600 executive recruiters and headhunters in New York City, many of which specialize in the financial sector. New York City has a number of other industries looking to fill executive positions including: Manufacturing, Sales/Marketing, Advertising, Human Resources, Retail, Information Technology (IT), Services, Insurance, and Medical/Hospital.

Executive Job Opportunities in New York City


New York City, a global hub of international business and commerce, and home to the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ, is a major center for senior executive jobs in finance, internet technology, manufacturing, insurance, media and fashion. Financial services jobs account for more than one-third of executive employment opportunities in New York City.

New York is historically known for its strong manufacturing industry.  While a lot of major fashion houses are still headquartered in New York City, garment manufacturing is on the decline as it moves overseas.  As a result, executive positions in the New York manufacturing sector have been on the decline as well, although the manufacturing of food and other consumer products is still very strong.

As a center for creative industries, New York City’s television and film industry is the second largest in the country after Hollywood, according to the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre, and Broadcasting.  Executive jobs in media and advertising comprise a large percentage of the executive job opportunities in New York City.

Executives considering jobs in New York City will note that 43 Fortune 500 companies are headquartered there, including:   

  • Citigroup
  • J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Verizon Communications
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • Pfizer
  • MetLife
  • Goldman Sachs Group
  • Morgan Stanley
  • New York Life Insurance
  • Hess
  • American Express
  • Time Warner Cable
  • The Bank of New York Mellon
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • CBS
  • Viacom
  • Avon Products
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Foot Locker
  • Polo Ralph Lauren

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