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Pennsylvania Top 50 Employers Q1 2010
PA Work Stats ^ | 9/24/10 | Center for Workforce Analysis

Posted on 11/13/2010 11:41:30 AM PST by Kay Ludlow

This is PA today - we work for government at some level and our spouses work in the service sector, and we buy food, eat out and shop. No real manufacturers of any kind in the Top 50. With Federal and State Agencies listed separately, 25 of the Top 50 are associated with government in some way (like being part of the State education system). I suppose the chances are thin that the newly Republican State House, State Senate and State Governor will do anything to clean out DCNR and DEP, the agencies that have been instrumental in forcing nearly all maufacturing out of the state. They talk the talk about sustainability, but I just can't see how sustainable it is for a state to have this kind of employment picture over the long run. Our jobs have all been eliminated or exported...


TOPICS: Extended News; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: budget; government; pa
1 WAL-MART ASSOCIATES INC

2 U S POSTAL SERVICE

3 CITY OF PHILADELPHIA

4 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

5 SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA

6 PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

7 GIANT FOOD STORES LLC

8 DEPT OF DEFENSE

9 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE

10 PA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

11 UNITED PARCEL SERVICE INC

12 UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

13 PNC BANK NA

14 US DEPT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS

15 UPMC PRESBYTERIAN

16 STATE SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION

17 WEIS MARKETS INC

18 PA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

19 LOWE'S HOME CENTERS INC

20 GIANT EAGLE INC

21 MERCK & CO INC

22 TARGET DIV OF TARGET CORP

23 THE HOME DEPOT USA INC

24 THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

26 K-MART CORPORATION

27 GMRI INC

28 WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL

29 HEARTLAND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

30 US AIRWAYS INC

31 COMCAST CABLEVISION CORP (PA)

32 PENNSYLVANIA BLUE SHIELD

33 TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

34 ALLEGHENY COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES

35 THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIV HOSPITAL

36 SE PA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

37 MILTON S HERSHEY MEDICAL CENTER

38 PENNSYLVANIA CVS PHARMACY LLC

39 VERIZON PENNSYLVANIA INC

40 EAT'N PARK RESTAURANTS INC

41 ACME MARKETS INC

42 U.S. DEPT OF TREASURY

43 SEARS ROEBUCK & CO

44 WAWA INC

45 RITE AID OF PENNSYLVANIA INC

46 MBNA INSTITUTIONAL PA SERVICES LLC

47 SHEETZ INC

48 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY

49 PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE

50 UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH PHYSICIANS

1 posted on 11/13/2010 11:41:33 AM PST by Kay Ludlow
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To: Kay Ludlow

In most cities over 100,000 in population you will find that the biggest employers are the school system and the city’s/county’s biggest hospital.


2 posted on 11/13/2010 11:52:50 AM PST by AceMineral (Clam down!)
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To: Kay Ludlow

Whatever happened to the notion of creating wealth by taking raw materials, adding labor + a good idea and creating a product that somebody wants to buy?


3 posted on 11/13/2010 11:53:27 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: AceMineral

8 of the top 10 are government pseudo job entities.


4 posted on 11/13/2010 11:57:44 AM PST by Kozak ("It's not an Election it's a Restraining Order" .....PJ O'Rourke)
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To: AceMineral
Schools as the biggest employer would be ok if our kids were getting great educations, but they aren't...
5 posted on 11/13/2010 12:00:34 PM PST by Kay Ludlow (Government actions ALWAYS have unintended consequences...)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Whatever happened to the notion of creating wealth by taking raw materials, adding labor + a good idea and creating a product that somebody wants to buy?

It got up and moved to India and China.

6 posted on 11/13/2010 12:06:55 PM PST by USMA '71 ((Re-elect no one!))
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To: Kay Ludlow

No wonder the taxes are insane! in a place loaded with natural resources and farm land this is insanity!!

Steel and castings in all metals,Stampings ,the best Pottery in the world, Coal,Oil,Fruit and vegetables,Diary products to name a couple, Unions and Lefty plague ruined that place.


7 posted on 11/13/2010 12:28:05 PM PST by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Whatever happened to the notion of creating wealth by taking raw materials, adding labor + a good idea and creating a product that somebody wants to buy?

unions

8 posted on 11/13/2010 12:31:48 PM PST by SHOOT THE MOON bat (Hey White House liar. Truth comes out a little at a time.)
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To: AceMineral

The Post Office is the nation’s biggest employer.


9 posted on 11/13/2010 1:11:58 PM PST by Fractal Trader
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To: Cheetahcat

On the Fruit, Vegetable and Dairy front - they are working to kill that with the 0% pollution to the Chesapeake Bay by 2025 and the no dust in the air regulations coming from the EPA. Apparently our abundant resources are only “ours” for the state to lock up, not “ours” to actually use even though we are deeded land and pay extortionate taxes on that land.


10 posted on 11/13/2010 1:17:31 PM PST by Kay Ludlow (Government actions ALWAYS have unintended consequences...)
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To: Kay Ludlow

“On the Fruit, Vegetable and Dairy front - they are working to kill that with the 0% pollution to the Chesapeake Bay by 2025 and the no dust in the air regulations coming from the EPA. Apparently our abundant resources are only “ours” for the state to lock up, not “ours” to actually use even though we are deeded land and pay extortionate taxes on that land.”

The EPA needs tore out by the roots,That bunch of Pinkos have done huge damage to our country.
Pa was such a nice place now it has degenerated into lefty land.


11 posted on 11/13/2010 2:01:18 PM PST by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Kay Ludlow

Yowza, can you imagine what it would be like if Rendell runs for President?


12 posted on 11/13/2010 2:30:44 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...

ping


13 posted on 11/13/2010 2:42:28 PM PST by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

1 WAL-MART ASSOCIATES INC = retail and food, buys 70% +! of non-food from overseas

2 U S POSTAL SERVICE

3 CITY OF PHILADELPHIA

4 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

5 SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA

6 PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

7 GIANT FOOD STORES LLC = retail, food

8 DEPT OF DEFENSE

9 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE

10 PA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

11 UNITED PARCEL SERVICE INC = service. No production

12 UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

13 PNC BANK NA = service/finance. No production

14 US DEPT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS

15 UPMC PRESBYTERIAN

16 STATE SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION

17 WEIS MARKETS INC = Retail only.

18 PA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

19 LOWE’S HOME CENTERS INC = Retail only. Much (40%) is purchased

20 GIANT EAGLE INC = Retail, food

21 MERCK & CO INC = Shipping of everybody’s else’s stuff that they sell. No production

22 TARGET DIV OF TARGET CORP = Retail. 30 - 60 imported.

23 THE HOME DEPOT USA INC = Retail. 40% imported.

24 THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

26 K-MART CORPORATION = Retail. 60% imported. With Sears now.

27 GMRI INC

28 WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL

29 HEARTLAND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES = Temp services

30 US AIRWAYS INC = Shipping (of people)

31 COMCAST CABLEVISION CORP (PA) = Entertainment/service. No production.

32 PENNSYLVANIA BLUE SHIELD

33 TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

34 ALLEGHENY COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES

35 THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIV HOSPITAL

36 SE PA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

37 MILTON S HERSHEY MEDICAL CENTER

38 PENNSYLVANIA CVS PHARMACY LLC = Retail. 20% - 30% imported.

39 VERIZON PENNSYLVANIA INC = Service.

40 EAT’N PARK RESTAURANTS INC = Service/Food.

41 ACME MARKETS INC =

42 U.S. DEPT OF TREASURY

43 SEARS ROEBUCK & CO = Retail. 40% imported. With KMart.

44 WAWA INC =

45 RITE AID OF PENNSYLVANIA INC = Retail. 40% imported.

46 MBNA INSTITUTIONAL PA SERVICES LLC

47 SHEETZ INC = Retail. Food.

48 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY

49 PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE

50 UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH PHYSICIANS

So. Just what are we producing in Pennsylvania any more? Other than people.

(Who eat, go to school, shop, get health care, and go to jail. And pay taxes for doing all of that?)


14 posted on 11/13/2010 3:12:14 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Kay Ludlow

Wow - is there even one manufacturing employer on the list? When I was growing up in Pa it would have included U.S. Steel, Westinghouse, PPG, etc.


15 posted on 11/13/2010 5:08:48 PM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Wanna learn humility? Become a Pittsburgh Pirates fan!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Unions killed that idea a long time ago.


16 posted on 11/13/2010 5:10:35 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Aye, 50 - 60 years ago the list would have included U.S. Steel, the Pennsylvania Railroad, Caterpillar tractor, Allis Chalmers Corporation.

Now all we “produce” are pills and the paperwork to purchase them.


17 posted on 11/13/2010 5:55:29 PM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
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To: rabidralph

But it is still a valid premise, it’s just that the govt. throws every obstacle in the way of manufacturing companies that they can think of. And large manufacturers are not blameless in that they employ cadres of accountants and engineers who are assigned to find ways to shave pennies off of the cost of each product. These folks seem to turn overseas for paper savings without regard to service and quality control, to say nothing of shipping.

A famous lock manufacturer here just announced that they are pulling their work home from Mexico and China because they found that it just didn’t pay. We bid on some of that work about 10 years ago and made some very fine prototypes for them, but they wanted to send it overseas because that is what everyone else was doing. After a decade of trying to work out the problems, they have decided to bring the work back onshore.

I don’t know if we’ll get the chance to bid on it again, and I don’t know if we want to. Our company has shrunk from what it was 10 years ago, and we are very busy with other work. It’s a thought, however.


18 posted on 11/13/2010 6:08:54 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I wonder what the trade-off is between cheap labor thousands of miles away and the transportation costs to bring those goods back to the US for sale? I hope we can institute the Fair Tax and get those jobs back in America.


19 posted on 11/13/2010 6:35:11 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: rabidralph

I don’t know the answer to that question. I do know that before we owned our own business, but husband was #2 in a very large gear manufacturing company. His direct labor costs were 6 1/2 % of the finished product. It would be insanity to outsource that work overseas, unless the finished product was to be sold in another country.

They did have 2 offshore locatons, but that was just because those countries would not allow goods built elsewhere to be imported. So, my husband’s company just set up divisions in those countries. However, those installations were always a drag on the company overall. Especially in Brazil during the days of runaway inflation. The Brazilian operation had to be subsidized heavily from here when the money in Brazil was devaluating at a rapid rate.


20 posted on 11/13/2010 6:59:19 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: AceMineral

I’m part of # 37 , Med Centers getting bigger by the day and so are its parking garages .


21 posted on 11/13/2010 7:01:47 PM PST by linn37 ( "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: Kay Ludlow

Mack truck left Allentown in 2009.

Mack Bulldog Leaves Allentown
Iconic Mack bulldog statue at company’s Allentown headquarters is headed to Greensboro, N.C

http://www.fox43.com/news/wpmt-amnews-mackbulldog-allentown-8-19-2009,0,2221428.story


22 posted on 11/14/2010 6:13:57 AM PST by P.O.E. (Compact Theory)
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To: P.O.E.
Didn't we have a State slogan at some point that was “you've got a friend in Pennsylvania”? That must’ve only been meant for eco-whackos. Clearly it hasn't been true for private business. The dang Western PA Conservancy (and Theresa Heinz Kerry's TIDES) are doing everything they can to drive out business. They want to “rewild” much of central PA - tearing out our dams, closing roads, harrassing businesses, promoting eco-tourism (which will NEVER bring in enough dollars to replace the lost manufacturing).
23 posted on 11/14/2010 7:28:16 AM PST by Kay Ludlow (Government actions ALWAYS have unintended consequences...)
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