Skip to comments.This One Map Shows The Largest Employer In Every State
Posted on 05/27/2014 10:27:45 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The above map, sent to us by Mike Simmons of Broadview Networks, shows the largest employer in every state.
Broadview Networks used information from CareerOneStop, a database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Interestingly, only two companies in the top 10 largest employers in America — IBM and Wal-Mart — appear as a state front-runner. And the map doesn't feature other large companies, like UPS and McDonald's, at all.
Instead, major state universities, like those in Alabama and Colorado, and innovative hospitals, like the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, employ the most residents in numerous states.
In some states, like Alabama, when companies tied for the most employees, Broadview Networks chose to represent only one on the map.
Here's the state-by-state breakdown:
Alabama – Alabama Power Co.
Location – Birmingham, AL
Number of Employees – 5,000
Alaska – Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
Location – Anchorage, AK
Number of Employees – 9,000
Arizona – Sun State Courier & Delivery
Location – Scottsdale, AZ
Number of Employees – 20,000
Arkansas – Wal-Mart
Location – Bentonville, AR
Number of Employees – 11,000
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Wow — look at how many are universities
Yes, explains a lot, doesn’t it?
Interesting. Mostly Universities, Hospitals, and Military bases.
Billings Clinic, never heard of it. But I’m from Western Montana.
I’m afraid that I haven’t heard of Doernbacher Children’s hospital either.
I would think the states’ government would be the biggest employer in many if not most states.
RE: Billings Clinic
It isn’t just a Montana based company.
The Billings Clinic is an integrated health care organization, based in Billings, Montana. It’s a not-for-profit organization which serves the local community as well as residents of Montana, Wyoming and the western Dakotas.
Wow. Out of all fifty states, the only companies that do ANY manufacturing are Sikorsky (CT) and Microsoft (WA), and the Microsoft tangible stuff (xbox, mice, Surface tablets) are made overseas. It is also interesting that the Missouri’s biggest employer is a Jewish hospital while NY’s is a Catholic hospital.
It does show how much Government has dominated the economy; and conversely the fallacy of the Left demonizing various Big industry companies as dominating the economy and politics. It also shows why it is so hard to cut government spending, especially in academia and public medical facilities “(filled with government unions) - who wants to vote themselves out of a job?
University of Florida is a larger employer than Disney?
State Universities aren’t private.
Intermountain Healthcare in Utah has 30,000+ employees. I’ve never even heard of the firm they suggest is the largest.
I haven’t checked any others, but Tennessee is wrong. FedEx is number one here.
An airport in Alaska employs 9,000?
The whole thing is bogus foolery. Just ignore it.
If the largest employer is a university or a med-center run by a university...
The State is the state’s largest employer.
Maine University of Maine
Location Orono, ME
Number of Employees 8,000
Totally wrong. The University of Maine at Orono only has 11,000 students. The academic staff is 720.
There is the University of Maine at Orono and there is the umbrella organization of all public universities in Maine: University of Maine System. UMS has 5,590 employees system-wide according to their website.
Our largest employer is Hannaford Bros. Co., a supermarket company with 7,500+ employees. I don’t know if all of these employees are in Maine. The largest employer that I can tell is primarily Maine employees is LL Bean’s based in Freeport Maine with 7,000+ employees. Bath Iron Works in Bath Maine with 5,000+ employees is the largest manufacturer in Maine.
RE: I havent checked any others, but Tennessee is wrong. FedEx is number one here.
This site seems to corroborate the article:
According to the table on the link, Vanderbilt University employs 22,000 people.
If you include all of the Vanderbilt system (including the Medical centers ), it would add up to 57,000 employees.
Fedex employs just 4,000.
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