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.
RE: University of Florida is a larger employer than Disney?
The problem is they’re DIVIDING Disney into several groups when in fact they’re all one company.
According to this site:
University of Florida employs 35,000 people
Disney on the other hand, is divided into:
Disney Quest 9,000 employees
Disney Animal Kingdom Resort 9,000
Disney Hollywood Studios 9,000
Magic Kingdom 9,000
Add all those together and you have 45,000 employees under Disney. MORE than the University of Florida system.
But then, you have the University of South Florida which has 13,800 employees and University of Central Florida, which has 10,500 employees.
Now if you include those Universities and say they are under the STATE University system, then yes, the State Government’s EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM is still larger than Disney.
Darn straight this map is innaccurate. For example New Jersey’s largest employer is listed as Gabriel Taxi & Limo Service......total BS. This company only services a small part of New Jersey and there is no way on earth it employs 25,000 people.
New Jersey is headquarters to many large pharmaceutical (e.g. Johnson & Johnson) and insurance (e.g. Prudential) companies. There is no way a local taxi company employs more people than them.
If you Google new Jersey Largest Employers, Wakefern Foods (36,000 employees) and Rutgers University (28,700 employees) are the two at the top of the list. Gabriel Taxi is not on it anywhere.
This map is a joke.
That’s what bipartisan socialism looks like. You’re seeing a consequence of anti-competition, NIMBY/”real” estate regulations against building and producing.
Broadview Networks used information from CareerOneStop, a database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.”
U.S. Department of Labor = all I need to hear.
Obviously total propaganda / BS.
I know that the State of Vermont has more than double the employees that IBM has in the state.
IBM in Vermont is a 200mm wafer manufacturing site.
|#||Employer||City||Number of Employees|
|1||Gabriel Taxi Svc||South Orange||25,000|
|3||Samsung Electronics America||Ridgefield Park||10,000|
|4||Hackensack University Med Ctr||Hackensack||8,000|
|5||United Air Lines||Newark||8,000|
|7||Chance To Advance Llc||Morganville||7,751|
|8||Caesars Atlantic City||Atlantic City||7,000|
|9||Marina District Development Co||Atlantic City||6,500|
|10||Morristown Medical Ctr||Morristown||5,801|
|11||Bally's Atlantic City||Atlantic City||5,700|
|12||Cooper University Hospital||Camden||5,700|
|16||Career Network Affiliates Inc||Manalapan||5,010|
|17||Atlanticare Regional Med Ctr||Egg Harbor Township||5,000|
|18||Dow Jones & Co||Monmouth Junction||5,000|
|19||Jfk Medical Ctr||Edison||5,000|
|20||Prudential Financial Inc||Newark||5,000|
|22||Showboat Casino & Hotel||Atlantic City||5,000|
|24||Ubs Financial Svc||Weehawken||5,000|
I missed them. That’s even more ironic than CT.
Thanks. That makes sense.
Bogus. Hill AFB and the University of Utah employ more than 20K each.
This article is bogus. Bartercard does not employ 55,000 in SC. In fact, if you go to their website, they have only 55,000 cardholders in the US. Who did the research for this article?
I think this article is completely. In many states, the DOD would be the largest employer.
Complete wrong....that is.
I am not sure if this map is correct. The last time I saw a couple of years ago the largest employers in North Dakota were Burlington Northern Railroad and United Health.
I don’t see much on this map making sense. Walmart and Banner Health in AZ are both over 30,000.
I could check every state and probably find them all wrong.
|#||Employer||City||Number of Employees|
|1||North Dakota State Univ Fargo||Fargo||4,500|
|2||Altru Health System||Grand Forks||3,500|
|3||Altru's Outreach Therapy||Devils Lake||3,500|
|4||Altru Health System||Grand Forks||3,000|
|5||Grand Forks Air Force Base||Grand Forks Afb||3,000|
|6||Sanford Children's Hospital||Fargo||3,000|
|7||St Alexius Medical Ctr||Bismarck||3,000|
|8||Sanford Medical Ctr Bismarck||Bismarck||2,200|
|9||St Alexius Medical Ctr||Bismarck||2,000|
|13||Air National Guard||Fargo||1,000|
|14||Altru's Allergy/Immunology||Grand Forks||1,000|
|15||Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Nd||Fargo||1,000|
|16||Military Police||Minot Afb||1,000|
|17||Noridian Mutual Insurance Co||Fargo||1,000|
|18||Sanford Medical Ctr Fargo||Fargo||1,000|
|19||L M Glasfiber||Grand Forks||950|
|21||Minot State University||Minot||830|
|23||Helmerich & Payne||Dickinson||800|
|24||Minnesota Limited Llc||Berthold||800|
|25||Va Medical Ctr-Fargo||Fargo||800|
Walmart is AZ’s largest employer
I meant the states’ governments as a whole not individual functions of the state.
“This list from the Department of Labor sponsored site does not even have the companies you mentioned.”
Well, I’m just glad that the folks running Obamacare aren’t all screwed up like the idiots at DOL. Although the postal service is sure messed up. They keep forgetting to send me my monthly refund for my insurance premiums.
They have been for some time. Before the rise of Walmart and the Health systems it was Motorola and Honeywell. (early 1990’s)
This list is ridiculous.
FedEx uses a lot of contractors that probably aren’t counted as actual employees.
Not all of them. Vanderbilt here in TN is private.
Yes, it explains why we are the way we are today. Not much private enterprise left in America, today.
Location Daniel Island, SC
Number of Employees 55,000
Why have I never heard of this group? Daniel Island does not have 55,000 employees. Is it possible many are employed out of state?
I agree. The article is erroneous.
According to a NJ.com article from November 2013, the 15 biggest employers in New Jersey are....
1. Wakefern Food (they own ShopRite), 36,000
2. Rutgers University, 28,700
3. Barnabas Health, 18,000
4. Walmart, 17,900
5. Verizon, 15,800
6. UPS, 14,800
7. Johnson & Johnson, 13,500
8. United Airlines, 13,400
9. Caesers Entertainment, 13,100
10. The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. Inc., 12,400
11. Bank of America Merrill Lynch, 12,000
12. NJ Transit, 12,000
13. Meridian Health, 11,000
14. Robert Wood Johnson Health Network, 11,000
15. Home Depot, 10,800
Maybe they meant jobs actually in that state.
It would seem that ShopRite probably has employees in that number that don’t live or work in NJ.
Confusing data for sure in the article.
This latest list of employers is topped by Chicago-based Boeing, with 85,000 employees working at its Commercial Airplanes division and other manufacturing operations in Everett, Renton and elsewhere in the state. That's almost half of the aerospace company's 172,000 total employees.
Unless Micro$haft has grown a lot in less than a year, yeah, this guy needs to do some better research than acinet. Their 2014 listing doesn't even list Boeing until #18, which is 'Boeing Training and Flight Svc', which is really a small division of Boeing based in Renton.
This is why I take these "charts" with a huge bag of salt. They're almost always wrong, made up by ill-informed idiots who don't have even the simplest internet research skills.