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Major Employers

2012 Tacoma Area Major Employers

  

Tacoma area major employers include the military, health care, finance and insurance, aerospace, trade and logistics, government and education.

Rank

Organization

Number of Employees

Description

1

Joint  Base Lewis-McChord

56,624

Military

2

Local Public School Districts

13,352

Public Sector

3

MultiCare Health System

6,547

Health Care

4

Washington State Employees

6,488

Public Sector

5

Franciscan Health System

5,709

Health Care

6

Pierce County Government

2,872

Public Sector

7

Washington State Higher Education

2,632

Public Sector

8

City of Tacoma

2,222

Public Sector

9

Emerald Queen Casino

2,200

Gaming

10

WalMart

1,785

Retail

11

Boeing

1,700

Aerospace

12

Tacoma Public Utilities

1,332

Public Sector

13

Costco

1,185

Retail

14

U.S. Postal Service

1,100

Public Sector

15

State Farm Insurance Companies

1,070

Insurance

16

Washington State National Guard

1,050

Military

17

Comcast Cable

1,018

Telecommunications

18

Puyallup Tribe

984

Tribe

19

DaVita

904

Health Care

20

Longshore Labor Union

901

Labor

21

Intel Corporation

900

Computer Electronics

22

Pierce Transit

833

Public Sector

23

Albertson’s, Inc.

785

Retail

24

Catholic Community Services

744

Non-Profit

25

Milgard Manufacturing, Inc.

714

Manufacturing

26

Gordon Trucking, Inc.

713

Logistics

27

Pacific Lutheran University

700

Education

28

Recreational Equipment, Inc.

699

Retail/Distribution

29

University of Puget Sound

677

Education

30

Group Health Cooperative

620

Health Care

31

Home Depot

618

Retail

32

Regence Blue Shield

598

Insurance

33

Simpson Investment Company

572

Timber/Paper Products

34

Columbia Bank

570

Finance

35

Metropolitan Park District

568

Public Sector