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Major Employers

2017 Tacoma Area Major Employers

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

Rank

Organization

Number of Employees

Description

1

Joint  Base Lewis-McChord

60,100

Military

2

MultiCare Health System

7,439

Health Care

3

Washington State Employees

6,838

Public Sector

4

CHI Franciscan Health 

6,528

Health Care

5

Tacoma Public Schools

3,541

Education

6

Pierce County Government

3,058

Public Sector

7

Bethel School District

2,465

Education

8

City of Tacoma

2,251

Public Sector

9

State Farm Insurance Companies

2,150

Insurance

10

Puyallup School District

2,124

Education

11

Emerald Queen Casino

2,082

Gaming

12

Safeway

1,848

Retail

13

Boeing

1,575

Manufacturing Aerospace

14

International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 23

1,500

Nonprofit Union

15

U.S. Postal Service

1,421

Government

16

Amazon Distribution Centers

1,400

Distribution

17

Clover Park School District

1,390

Education

18

Tacoma Public Utilities

1,350

Utility Services

19

Walmart

1,192

Retail

20

Puyallup Tribe

1,112

Government

21

Sumner School District

1,065

Education

22

Davita

1,025

Health Care

23

Milgard Manufacturing

1,000

Manufacturing

24

Comcast Cable

1,000

Communications

25

Camp Murray

980

Military

26

Pierce Transit

976

Transit

27

Franklin Pierce School District

897

Education

28

Pierce College

850

Higher Education

29

Peninsula School District 

836

Education

30

Fred Meyer

772

Retail & Distribution

31

Target

772

Retail

32

Kaiser Permanente

755

Health Care

33

Home Depot

706

Retail

34

University of Puget Sound

697

Higher Education

35

Tacoma Community College

660

Higher Education