2014 Top Local Employers

Notes:
  • Total jobs represented: 167,316
  • *  Non responsive to survey. Used 2013 figures.
  • **  RockTenn completed acquisition of Simpson Tacoma Kraft in April 2014.
  • ***  Refelcts Intel's reported downsizing.

Rank Organization Employees Industry
1 US JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD 66,054 MILITARY
2 LOCAL PUBLIC SCHOOLS 13,408 EDUCATION
3 MULTICARE HEALTH SYSTEM 6,904 HEALTHCARE
4 WASHINGTON STATE 6,455 GOVERNMENT
5 FRANCISCAN HEALTH SYSTEM 5,338 HEALTHCARE
6 PIERCE COUNTY GOVERNMENT 2,979 GOVERNMENT
7 WASHINGTON STATE HIGHER EDUCATION 2,566 EDUCATION
8 FRED MEYER STORES 2,560 RETAIL & DISTRIBUTION
9 STATE FARM INSURANCE COMPANIES 2,206 INSURANCE
10 TACOMA, CITY OF 2,078 GOVERNMENT
11 EMERALD QUEEN CASINO 2,061 GAMING
12 BOEING COMPANY, THE 1,670 AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING
13 US POSTAL SERVICE 1,464 GOVERNMENT
14 TACOMA PUBLIC UTILITIES 1,334 UTILITY SERVICES
15 WAL-MART 1,304 RETAIL
16 SAFEWAY STORES, INC. 1,297 RETAIL
17 COSTCO 1,205 RETAIL
18 YMCA OF TACOMA-PIERCE COUNTY 1,057 FITNESS & RECREATION
19 COMCAST CABLE* 1,046 MEDIA
20 PUYALLUP TRIBE 981 GOVERNMENT
21 LONGSHORE LABOR UNION 944 UNION
22 PIERCE TRANSIT 835 TRANSIT
23 MILGARD MANUFACTURING, INC.* 818 MANUFACTURING
24 GROUP HEALTH COOPERATIVE 733 HEALTHCARE
25 AMAZON 700 DISTRIBUTION
26 PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY 695 EDUCATION
27 HOME DEPOT* 692 RETAIL
28 UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND 667 EDUCATION
29 RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT, INC. 624 RETAIL & DISTRIBUTION
30 GOODWILL INDUSTRIES 620 NONPROFIT
31 DAVITA 604 HEALTHCARE
32 COLUMBIA BANK 599 BANKING
33 O'REILLY AUTOPARTS 582 RETAIL & DISTRIBUTION
34 CAMBIA HEALTH (REGENCE) 546 INSURANCE
35 CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICES 518 NONPROFIT
36 TORAY COMPOSITES (AMERICA), INC. 516 AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING
37 ROBERT LARSON AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 506 RETAIL
38 WASTE CONNECTIONS 494 SERVICES
39 ALBERTSON'S LLC INC. 473 RETAIL
40 GORDON TRUCKING INC. 464 TRANSPORTATION
41 J.C. PENNEY CO., INC* 462 RETAIL & DISTRIBUTION
42 MCLANE NORTHWEST 428 FOOD DISTRIBUTION
43 METROPOLITAN PARK DISTRICT 425 GOVERNMENT & RECREATION
44 POTELCO 425 SERVICES
45 ROCKTENN** 422 MANUFACTURING
46 AACRES WA LLC 420 DISABILITY REHABILITATION SERVICES
47 WALGREENS DRUG STORES 404 RETAIL
48 TRUEBLUE 403 SERVICES
49 STARBUCKS COFFEE COMPANY 402 RETAIL
50 PIERCE COUNTY SECURITY 380 SECURITY SERVICES
51 LOWE'S 377 RETAIL
52 GREEN MOUNTAIN COFFEE ROASTERS 368 FOOD PROCESSING
53 AIM AEROSPACE 365 AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING
54 BRADKEN 353 MANUFACTURING
55 MANKE LUMBER COMPANY INC. 345 MANUFACTURING
56 COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE 334 HEALTHCARE
57 INTEL CORPORATION*** 310 SOFTWARE
58 INTERSTATE DISTRIBUTOR COMPANY* 309 TRANSPORTATION
59 JP MORGAN CHASE* 300 BANKING
60 KEYBANK 290 BANKING
61 TACOMA LUTHERAN HOME & RETIREMENT COMMUNITY 282 SENIOR SERVICES
62 PUYALLUP, CITY OF 277 GOVERNMENT
63 US FOOD SERVICE 277 FOOD DISTRIBUTION
64 CENTURYLINK 275 COMMUNICATIONS
65 CENTRAL PIERCE FIRE & RESCUE 271 GOVERNMENT
66 MILES SAND & GRAVEL 270 MINING
67 NORTHWEST CASCADE 270 SERVICES
68 MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES 268 REHABILITATION SERVICES
69 LIFE CARE CENTERS OF AMERICA* 260 SENIOR SERVICES
70 PIERCE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM 258 GOVERNMENT
71 WELLS FARGO 252 BANKING
72 CONTINUANT 250 COMMUNICATIONS
73 MISSION FOODS 250 FOOD PROCESSING
74 GENSCO INC. 249 WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTION OF HVAC
75 PACIFIC CREST INDUSTRIES 247 MANUFACTURING
76 GREATER LAKES MENTAL HEALTHCARE 246 MENTAL HEALTHCARE SERVICES
77 CENTERFORCE 245 DISABILITY REHABILITATION SERVICES
78 NORDSTROM 244 RETAIL
79 PORT OF TACOMA 240 GOVERNMENT
80 PUGET SOUND ENERGY 236 UTILITY SERVICES
81 ASSOCIATED PETROLEUM 233 DISTRIBUTION
82 OLYMPIC EAGLE DISTRIBUTING 229 ALCOHOL DISTRIBUTION
83 THE NEWS TRIBUNE 228 MEDIA
84 TITUS-WILL FORD TOYOTA SCION 228 RETAIL
85 LAKEWOOD, CITY OF 226 GOVERNMENT
86 AUTO WAREHOUSING* 220 DISTRIBUTION
87 SOUTHERN WINE AND SPIRITS* 218 ALCOHOL DISTRIBUTION
88 BROWN & HALEY 215 FOOD PROCESSING
89 U.S. BANK 207 BANKING
90 KOREAN WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION 206 NONPROFIT
91 QUALITY FOOD CENTERS, INC.* 204 RETAIL
92 WEST PIERCE FIRE & RESCUE 203 GOVERNMENT
93 SOUNDCARE, INC. 202 INSURANCE
94 WESTERN INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD (WIRB) 202 RESEARCH SERVICES
96 SUPERVALU 200 RETAIL & DISTRIBUTION
97 WILCOX FAMILY FARM* 200 FOOD PROCESSING
95 HOTEL MURANO 200 HOTEL
98 HARBORSTONE CREDIT UNION 195 BANKING
99 U.S. OIL & REFINING 190 DISTRIBUTION
100 CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY CORP 188 MANUFACTURING
101 DAMERON PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 186 SERVICES
102 GENERAL PLASTICS MANUFACTURING CO. 185 AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING
105 FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD LIFE CENTER 184 RELIGIOUS INSTITUTION
104 COCA COLA 184 BEVERAGE DISTRIBUTION
103 CADENCE AEROSPACE - PMW OPERATIONS 184 AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING
106 NORTHWEST DOOR 183 MANUFACTURING
107 SOUND FAMILY MEDICINE 182 HEALTHCARE
108 MCFARLAND CASCADE* 181 MANUFACTURING
110 CASCADE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 177 EDUCATION
109 BARGREEN ELLINGSON 177 WHOLESALE
111 SIMPSON INVESTMENT COMPANY 174 MANUFACTURING
112 WESTMARK PRODUCTS 174 MANUFACTURING
113 METAGENICS 170 MANUFACTURING
115 SOUND CREDIT UNION 165 BANKING
114 GREAT AMERICAN CASINO 165 GAMING
116 NORTHWEST MEDICAL SPECIALTIES 164 HEALTHCARE
118 SHINING OCEAN* 162 FOOD PROCESSING
117 ADOLFSON & PETERSON 162 CONSTRUCTION
120 BNY MELLON ASSET SERVICING 160 BANKING
119 ANNIE WRIGHT SCHOOL 160 EDUCATION
121 COORDINATED CARE 160 INSURANCE
122 UNITED PARCEL SERVICE (UPS) 160 TRANSPORTATION
123 MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK* 159 RECREATION GOVERNMENT
124 COMPREHENSIVE LIFE RESOURCES 158 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES
125 SEARS ROEBUCK AND CO.* 158 RETAIL
126 KORUM MOTORS 156 RETAIL
127 ORCHARD PARK HEALTH CARE CENTER 155 SENIOR SERVICES
128 HOLLANDER INVESTMENTS, INC.* 154 HOTEL DEVELOPMENT
129 VALLEY FREIGHTLINER 153 TRANSPORTATION
130 GOLDEN STATE FOODS 151 FOOD PROCESSING
131 TUCCI & SONS 150 CONSTRUCTION
132 VALDO'S CATERING 150 FOOD SERVICE
133 TOYSMITH 148 DISTRIBUTION
134 A A ASPHALTING 142 CONSTRUCTION
135 FIFE, CITY OF 142 GOVERNMENT
136 UMPQUA BANK 141 BANKING
137 BURLINGTON NORTHERN RAILROAD 140 TRANSPORTATION
140 HEARTWOOD EXTENDED HEALTHCARE 140 SENIOR SERVICES
138 COMMENCEMENT BAY CORRUGATED 140 MANUFACTURING
139 GRANT & WEBER 140 SERVICES
141 CARLILE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS 139 TRANSPORTATION & DISTRIBUTION
142 CINTAS 138 UNIFORMS
143 MILES SAND & GRAVEL 137 CONSTRUCTION
144 PEXCO 137 MANUFACTURING
145 ACTIVE CONSTRUCTION 135 CONSTRUCTION
146 AMERICA'S CREDIT UNION 134 BANKING
147 CARLISLE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS 133 MANUFACTURING
148 CHARLES WRIGHT ACADEMY 133 EDUCATION
149 JESSE ENGINEERING 133 MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING
151 REGENCY PACIFIC 130 SENIOR SERVICES
150 BJ'S BINGO 130 GAMING
152 SMITH FIRE SYSTEMS 128 SECURITY SERVICES
154 GLOBE MACHINE MANUFACTURING 127 MANUFACTURING
153 EAST PIERCE FIRE & RESCUE 127 GOVERNMENT
155 NARROWS GLEN 127 SENIOR SERVICES
161 THE TRUSS COMPANY 125 MANUFACTURING
156 BEST BUY* 125 RETAIL
158 PABCO ROOFING PRODUCTS 125 WHOLESALE
157 BUFFELEN WOODWORKING COMPANY 125 MANUFACTURING
159 PATRIOT FIRE PROTECTION 125 SECURITY SERVICES
160 RAINIER REHAB 125 REHABILITATION SERVICES
162 ALLIANCE ONE 124 COLLECTIONS
163 THE PEPSI BOTTLING GROUP* 123 BEVERAGE DISTRIBUTION
164 BURKHART DENTAL SUPPLY 122 DISTRIBUTION
165 PRINT NW 122 PRINTING
166 BELLARMINE PREPARATORY SCHOOL 121 EDUCATION
168 FEDEX FREIGHT 120 TRANSPORTATION
170 LINDEN GROVE CARE CENTER* 120 HEALTHCARE
167 ARTBEADS.COM 120 ONLINE RETAIL
169 KEMPER SPORTS 120 SERVICES
171 TACOMA HOUSING AUTHORITY 120 GOVERNMENT
172 WEATHERLY INN 118 SENIOR SERVICES
173 GENERAL MECHANICAL INC. 117 GENERAL & MECHANICAL CONTRACTOR
174 HERITAGE BANK 113 BANKING
176 SCHNITZER STEEL INDUSTRIES INC. 112 RECYCLING
175 CARDIAC STUDY CENTER* 112 HEALTHCARE
177 METROPOLITAN DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL* 111 NONPROFIT
182 INVESTCO FINANCIAL CORPORATION 110 DEVELOPMENT
178 CARL T. MADSEN INC* 110 ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR
181 GEORGIA PACIFIC GYPSUM LLC 110 MANUFACTURING
179 CASCADE PARK COMMUNITIES 110 SENIOR CARE, MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
180 FASTENAL COMPANY 110 RETAIL DISTRIBUTION
183 TACTICAL TAILOR 110 MANUFACTURING
184 TOYOTA OF PUYALLUP 108 RETAIL
185 NORTHWEST PROTECTIVE 107 SECURITY SERVICES
186 PRO-BUILD 106 RETAIL
187 TOOL GAUGE & PLASTIC MOLDED PRODUCTS 106 AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING
189 PROPEL INSURANCE 105 INSURANCE
190 SUPERIOR LINEN SERVICES 105 SERVICES
188 LAKEWOOD FORD 105 RETAIL
194 TACOMA SCREW PRODUCTS 104 DISTRIBUTION
191 AMERICAN FAST FREIGHT 104 TRANSPORTATION
192 FIRST GROUP 104 TRANSIT
193 FRANKE TOBEY JONES RETIREMENT 104 SENIOR SERVICES
195 JAMES HARDIE BUILDING PRODUCTS 103 MANUFACTURING
197 TACOMA CABINET & FIXTURE CO 102 MANUFACTURING
196 BELINA INTERIORS, INC 102 MANUFACTURING
199 LUCKS FOOD DECORATING COMPANY 101 FOOD PROCESSING
198 IKEA 101 DISTRIBUTION
200 CHIP'S CASINO LAKEWOOD 100 GAMING
201 CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN, INC. 100 RECREATION
202 SUMNER, CITY OF 100 GOVERNMENT
203 TACOMA ROOFING & WATERPROOFING 100 CONSTRUCTION