2013 Top Local Employers

Notes:
  • Total jobs represented: 160,511

Rank Organization Employees Industry
1 US JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD 63,501 MILITARY
2 LOCAL PUBLIC SCHOOLS 13,133 PUBLIC SECTOR
3 MULTICARE HEALTH SYSTEM 6,776 HEALTH CARE
4 WASHINGTON STATE 6,267 PUBLIC SECTOR
5 FRANCISCAN HEALTH SYSTEM 5,814 HEALTH CARE
6 PIERCE COUNTY GOVERNMENT 2,873 PUBLIC SECTOR
7 FRED MEYER STORES 2,328 RETAIL
8 WASHINGTON STATE HIGHER EDUCATION 2,196 PUBLIC SECTOR
9 TACOMA, CITY OF 2,125 PUBLIC SECTOR
10 WAL-MART 2,102 RETAIL
11 EMERALD QUEEN CASINO 2,070 GAMING
12 BOEING COMPANY, THE 1,802 AEROSPACE
13 SAFEWAY STORES, INC. 1,616 RETAIL
14 TACOMA PUBLIC UTILITIES 1,341 PUBLIC SECTOR
15 US POSTAL SERVICE 1,253 PUBLIC SECTOR
16 COSTCO 1,181 RETAIL
17 STATE FARM INSURANCE COMPANIES 1,060 INSURANCE
18 COMCAST CABLE 1,046 TELECOMMUNICATIONS
19 PUYALLUP TRIBE 983 TRIBE
20 LONGSHORE LABOR UNION 947 LABOR
21 INTEL CORPORATION 900 COMPUTER ELECTRONICS
22 PIERCE TRANSIT 804 PUBLIC SECTOR
23 GROUP HEALTH COOPERATIVE 744 HEALTH CARE
24 MILGARD MANUFACTURING, INC. 729 MANUFACTURING
25 YMCA OF TACOMA-PIERCE COUNTY 693 NON-PROFIT
26 PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY 692 EDUCATION
27 HOME DEPOT 692 RETAIL
28 TACOMA GOODWILL INDUSTRIES 677 NON-PROFIT
29 UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND 671 EDUCATION
30 RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT, INC. 670 RETAIL
31 GORDON TRUCKING INC. 668 LOGISTICS
32 SIMPSON INVESTMENT COMPANY 604 TIMBER PRODUCTS
33 DAVITA 604 HEALTH CARE
34 COLUMBIA BANK 562 FINANCIAL
35 REGENCE BLUESHIELD 553 INSURANCE
36 LEMAY, INC. 496 REFUSE/RECYLCING
37 WASTE CONNECTIONS 496 REFUSE/RECYLCING
38 ROBERT LARSON AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 483 AUTO SALES
39 O'REILLY AUTOPARTS 475 RETAIL
40 J.C. PENNEY CO., INC 462 RETAIL
41 TORAY COMPOSITES (AMERICA), INC. 453 MANUFACTURING
42 METROPOLITAN PARK DISTRICT 451 PUBLIC SECTOR
43 WALGREENS DRUG STORES 445 RETAIL
44 BRADKEN 440 MANUFACTURING
45 ALBERTSON'S LLC INC. 440 RETAIL
46 LOWE'S 437 RETAIL
47 MANKE LUMBER COMPANY INC. 425 TIMBER PRODUCTS
48 CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICES 425 NON-PROFIT
49 KEYBANK 411 FINANCIAL
50 STARBUCKS COFFEE COMPANY 409 RETAIL
51 REGENCY PACIFIC 400 HEALTH CARE
52 PIERCE COUNTY SECURITY 379 SECURITY
53 GREEN MOUNTAIN COFFEE ROASTERS 368 FOOD
54 MCLANE NORTHWEST 355 LOGISTICS
55 POTELCO 350 ENERGY
56 AIM AEROSPACE 350 MANUFACTURING
57 TRUEBLUE 330 LABOR
58 INTERSTATE DISTRIBUTOR COMPANY 309 LOGISTICS
59 JP MORGAN CHASE 300 FINANCIAL
60 NORDSTROM 288 RETAIL
61 TACOMA LUTHERAN HOME & RETIREMENT COMMUNITY 287 HEALTH CARE
62 WELLS FARGO 286 FINANCIAL
63 COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE 284 HEALTH CARE
64 CENTURYLINK 275 TELECOMMUNICATIONS
65 PUYALLUP, CITY OF 271 PUBLIC SECTOR
66 MILES SAND & GRAVEL 270 CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
67 CASCADE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 263 EDUCATION
68 BROWN & HALEY 262 FOOD
69 MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES 260 HEALTH CARE
70 LIFE CARE CENTERS OF AMERICA 260 HEALTH CARE
71 SUPERVALU 257 LOGISTICS
72 PIERCE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM 256 PUBLIC SECTOR
73 CONTINUANT 250 TELECOMMUNICATIONS
74 PORT OF TACOMA 246 PUBLIC SECTOR
75 THE NEWS TRIBUNE 243 MEDIA
76 LAKEWOOD, CITY OF 241 PUBLIC SECTOR
77 GREATER LAKES MENTAL HEALTHCARE 238 HEALTH CARE
78 PUGET SOUND ENERGY 238 ENERGY
79 HARBORSTONE CREDIT UNION 233 FINANCIAL
80 MISSION FOODS 231 FOOD
81 TITUS-WILL FORD TOYOTA SCION 226 AUTO SALES
82 NORTHWEST CASCADE 220 CONSTRUCTION
83 AUTO WAREHOUSING COMPANY 220 LOGISTICS
84 GENSCO INC. 217 DISTRIBUTION
85 ABM JANITORIAL SERVICES 217 CUSTODIAL SERVICES
86 METAGENICS 215 BIO-PHARMACEUTICAL
87 OLYMPIC EAGLE DISTRIBUTING 214 DISTRIBUTION
88 BURLINGTON NORTHERN RAILROAD 210 LOGISTICS
89 NORTHWEST DOOR 210 MANUFACTURING
90 SOUNDCARE, INC. 209 HEALTH CARE
91 SOUTHERN WINE AND SPIRITS 208 DISTRIBUTION
92 U.S. BANK 206 FINANCIAL
93 KINDRED HEALTHCARE 202 HEALTH CARE
94 PRECISION MACHINE WORKS INC. 200 MANUFACTURING
95 WILCOX FAMILY FARM 200 AGRICULTURE
96 ASSOCIATED PETROLEUM 198 ENERGY
97 U.S. OIL & REFINING 189 ENERGY
98 HOTEL MURANO 185 HOSPITALITY
99 ACTIVE CONSTRUCTION 185 CONSTRUCTION
100 CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY CORP 185 HEALTH CARE
101 FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD LIFE CENTER 184 NON-PROFIT
102 PACIFIC CREST INDUSTRIES 182 MANUFACTURING
103 MCFARLAND CASCADE 181 TIMBER PRODUCTS
104 NORTHWEST MEDICAL SPECIALTIES 180 HEALTH CARE
105 COCA COLA 180 DISTRIBUTION
106 BJ'S BINGO 175 GAMING
107 BARGREEN ELLINGSON 172 DISTRIBUTION
108 COMPREHENSIVE LIFE RESOURCES 171 HEALTH CARE
109 ABSHER CONSTRUCTION CO. 170 CONSTRUCTION
110 GENERAL PLASTICS MANUFACTURING CO. 170 MANUFACTURING
111 BNY MELLON ASSET SERVICING 170 FINANCIAL
112 AVAMERE HEALTH SERVICES 169 HEALTH CARE
113 MILES RESOURCES 168 CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
114 HAGGEN/TOP FOOD & DRUG 164 RETAIL
115 SHINING OCEAN 162 FOOD
116 WESTMARK PRODUCTS 162 MANUFACTURING
117 ANNIE WRIGHT SCHOOL 160 EDUCATION
118 KORUM MOTORS 160 AUTO SALES
119 SOUND CREDIT UNION 160 FINANCIAL
120 MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK 159 PUBLIC SECTOR
121 SEARS ROEBUCK AND CO. 158 RETAIL
122 GOLDEN STATE FOODS 153 DISTRIBUTION
123 HOLLANDER INVESTMENTS, INC. 150 HOSPITALITY
124 TUCCI & SONS 150 CONSTRUCTION
125 SCHNITZER STEEL INDUSTRIES INC. 150 REFUSE/RECYLCING
126 TOYSMITH 148 DISTRIBUTION
127 MARINE VIEW BEVERAGE 145 DISTRIBUTION
128 A A ASPHALTING 138 CONSTRUCTION
129 THE TRUSS COMPANY 138 MANUFACTURING
130 FIFE, CITY OF 138 PUBLIC SECTOR
131 ALLIANCE ONE 138 FINANCIAL
132 HEARTWOOD EXTENDED HEALTHCARE 137 HEALTH CARE
133 CARLILE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS 136 LOGISTICS
134 AMERICA'S CREDIT UNION 135 FINANCIAL
135 CARLISLE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS 135 MANUFACTURING
136 FEDEX FREIGHT 133 LOGISTICS
137 INVESTCO FINANCIAL CORPORATION 130 FINANCIAL
138 JESSE ENGINEERING 130 MANUFACTURING
139 COMMENCEMENT BAY CORRUGATED 130 MANUFACTURING
140 CHARLES WRIGHT ACADEMY 130 EDUCATION
141 GLOBE MACHINE MANUFACTURING 129 MANUFACTURING
142 RENAISSANCE AT NARROWS GLEN 128 HEALTH CARE
143 BURKHART DENTAL SUPPLY 127 DENTAL SUPPLIES
144 CINTAS 126 TEXTILE SERVICES
145 BEST BUY 125 RETAIL
146 PABCO ROOFING PRODUCTS PIONEER ROOFING 125 CONSTRUCTION
147 QUALITY FOOD CENTERS, INC. 124 RETAIL
148 THE PEPSI BOTTLING GROUP 123 DISTRIBUTION
149 BELLARMINE PREPARATORY SCHOOL 122 EDUCATION
150 THE WEATHERLY INN 122 HEALTH CARE
151 LINDEN GROVE CARE CENTER 120 HEALTH CARE
152 GENERAL MECHANICAL INC. 120 MANUFACTURING
153 GREAT AMERICAN CASINO 119 GAMING
154 PARAMETRIX 118 ENGINEERING
155 SMITH FIRE SYSTEMS 116 MANUFACTURING
156 BUFFELEN WOODWORKING COMPANY 115 MANUFACTURING
157 HERITAGE BANK 113 FINANCIAL
158 CARDIAC STUDY CENTER 112 HEALTH CARE
159 PATRIOT FIRE PROTECTION 112 MANUFACTURING
160 METROPOLITAN DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL 111 NON-PROFIT
161 UMPQUA BANK 111 FINANCIAL
162 THE ODOM CORPORATION 110 DISTRIBUTION
163 PRINT NW 110 PRINTING
164 CARL T. MADSEN INC. 110 CONSTRUCTION
165 PROLOGIX DISTRIBUTION SERVICES 110 LOGISTICS
166 PROPEL INSURANCE 108 INSURANCE
167 GEORGIA PACIFIC GYPSUM LLC 105 MANUFACTURING
168 TOYOTA OF PUYALLUP 105 AUTO SALES
169 SUPERIOR LINEN SERVICES 105 TEXTILE SERVICES
170 IDX SEATTLE 104 INTERIOR RETAIL DISPLAYS
171 TACOMA CABINET & FIXTURE CO 102 MANUFACTURING
172 TACOMA SCREW PRODUCTS 102 RETAIL
173 AMERICOLD 100 LOGISTICS
174 COORDINATED CARE 100 HEALTH CARE
175 LUCKS FOOD DECORATING COMPANY 100 FOOD PROCESSOR
176 LYNDEN TRANSPORT 100 LOGISTICS
177 JAMES HARDIE BUILDING PRODUCTS 100 MANUFACTURING