The 2010 Inc. 5000: Top 10 Job Creators

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Apple American Group

Jobs added between 2006 and 2009: 5,855

This Applebee’s franchiser, which owns and operates more than 200 restaurants across the U.S., has used the recession to be much choosier when it comes to hiring. Apple American Group's careful screening and a focus on team-building has yielded a retention rate that, according to Jim Gamelin, a senior vice president at the company, "significantly outperforms industry norms."