According to Nature Biotechnology Senior Editor Michael Francisco, the number of advertised biotech and pharma sector jobs in the third quarter (Q3) of 2012 remained stable from Q2. While some firms experienced hiring slowdowns, others have significantly expanded. Among the biotech companies advertising the most openings on Monster.com, LinkedIn.com and Naturejobs.com were Genzyme, Celgene, Illumina, and Life Technologies. Among the firms downsizing in Q3 were Actelion and Dendreon. See Nature Biotechnology, November 2012.