Updated: Jun 18
When working on completing your education or making career transitions, the goal of where you will be employed and in what position is always at the forefront of your mind. Some may have their goals written out in a formal type of way, and others are just trying to "pin down" what they really want in a career. Maybe you have a state that you want to live and work in already picked out or you know the career field but not where or who you want to be employed by.
Facts Not Opinions has done some of the research for you regarding the largest employers in the southeast.The following listing of the employers in the Southeast will give you a great resource to start seeking your career employment opportunities across the region.
Redstone Arsenal - This is an army military base. They give the listing of 60,000 employees.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham - An institute of higher education and research. 30,000 are employed there.
1917 Clinic at UAB - A medical clinic whose main focus is on HIV infected patients. Comprehensive care is given whether the patient has funds or not. They employ 8,184.
Huntsville Hospital - A medical treatment facility with 6,440 employed.
Alabama Power Company - Power provider. They employ 5,000.
The total list of the top employers in Alabama can be found here.
Hillsborough Public Schools - Public education is their focus. They employ 25,400.
Naval Air Station Jacksonville - Navy military with employment listed as 23,000.
Publix Food Supermarkets - Retail grocer with its headquarters in Lakeland, FL., and has 22,500 employees.
Orange County Public Schools - Public education with 19,760 employees.
Florida Hospital - Medical treatment facility with 19,270 employees.
A complete list of the top employers in Florida is listed here.
Coca-Cola - A soft drink company that has 830,000 employees globally and employs 130,000 in Georgia.
AFLAC - Insurance provider that employs 465,000 and 70% are women.
UPS - Package delivery service. Employment figures are listed at 395,000.
Home Depot - Building supply stores, and employ more than 300,000 nationwide.
Delta Airlines - Air transportation services, and employs 80,000.
This list of the top employers for Georgia can be found here.
Marriott International - Hospitality industry provider that employs 226,500.
Lockheed Martin - Aeronautics manufacturer who employs 97,000.
Social Security Administration - The headquarters is located in Baltimore and they employ 65,000.
Laureate International Universities - A global provider of secondary education. The number of employees is 54,500.
MedStar Health - The largest health care provider in Maryland. They employ 28,060.
For a complete list of companies see this link.
University of Mississippi Medical Center - Medical Center and research center. They employ more than 10,000.
Nissan North America Inc.- Vehicle manufacturer, which employs 6,300.
North Mississippi Medical Center - An integrated health care system that employs about 5,000.
Beau Rivage Resort and Casino - A gaming and hospitality facility, employing 4,000 people.
Mississippi State University -The state's largest public university and employs 4,000.
For a list of top employers in Mississippi, you can look here.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Public postsecondary education provider.
Merrill Lynch and Company - Stocks an
d investment company, who employ 10,000.
Sylvan Learning Center - Academic tutoring business, employing more than 7,000.
WakeMed Health and Hospitals - Healthcare treatment facilities employing about 8,900.
Comprehensive Cancer Center - Provide advanced cancer treatment when traditional treatments have failed.
A more complete list of top employers in North Carolina can be viewed here.
medical center specializing in the healthcare of children.
Savannah River Archaeological - An ongoing archaeological research project of The University of South Carolina.
Medical Universtiy of South Carolina - Providing healthcare and research. They employ over 10,000.
BMW Manufacturing Co. - An automobile manufacturer that employs more than 10,000.
BMW of North America LLC - Automobile sales company employing more than 10,000.
See an extended list at Livability.
Vanderbilt University and Hospitals - The combination of the university and hospitals employ about 60,000.
Eastman Chemical Co. -They manufacture chemicals, fibers, and plastic. They employ about 14,000.
Nissan North America Inc. - An automobile manufacturer that employs 6,500.
GM Spring Hill Plant - An automo
bile manufacturer, employing over 5,000.
M* Modal - Provide conversational documentation for the medical industry.
Also, see this list at Newsmax.
Thomas & Betts Corp. - Manufactures electrical and HVAC equipment.
Heart and Vascular Institute - Specialize in heart and vascular treatment.
Huntington Ingalls Industries - A shipbuilding company.
The University of Virginia - A institute of higher education.
LabCorp - Laboratories that improve health and lives.
See the list at Livability.
Walmart - Big box disco
unt retailer. 2.2 million people work for them in the US.
WVU Medicine - The leading provider of surgical and advanced medical care.
Charleston Area Medical Center - One of the top heart centers.
Kroger - Retail grocery chain.
Mylan - A healthcare company that develops medicine.
For a list of 10 see list at WV news.
I hope this gives you a great start on your career search opportunities.
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