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Jacksonville’s top employers

by Karen Brune Mathis
Managing Editor

As Mayor Alvin Brown proclaims job creation at the top of his priority list, Gov. Rick Scott continues with his call for 700,000 jobs to be created in the state over seven years and the economy marks the start of its third year of recovery from the recession, it’s a practical time to take stock of the area’s employment market.

The Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce maintains a list of the area’s top employers, from those with 100 employees up to No. 1, Naval Air Station Jacksonville and its almost 22,000 jobs.

The list covers the seven counties of Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns.

Starting today, the Daily Record will publish the chamber’s list of the area’s top 100 employers, beginning with the top 20 and continuing next week.

Clearly, the top employers are government, including the public school systems, and health care organizations.

The information is from the chamber’s research department as of 2010. The numbers will be updated next year, according to the chamber.

kmathis@baileypub.com

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Top Northeast Florida employers
The Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce compiled a list of the top area employers. The Daily Record will continue reporting the top employers next week. The chamber said the information is as of 2010 and will be updated next year. Employers might have added or cut jobs since the information was researched.

Rank Company City Type of business Employees
1. Naval Air Station Jacksonville Jacksonville U.S. Navy 21,900
2. Duval County Public Schools Jacksonville Public education 14,480
3. Naval Station Mayport Jacksonville U.S. Navy 12,670
4. City of Jacksonville Jacksonville Municipal government 8,820
5. Baptist Health Jacksonville Hospital 8,270
6. Bank of America Merrill Lynch Jacksonville Banking and investments 6,400
7. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Jacksonville Health insurance, regional headquarters 6,000
8. Citi Jacksonville Consumer finance 5,000
9. Mayo Clinic Jacksonville Health care center 4,970
10. United Parcel Service Jacksonville Global parcel delivery 4,100
11. Clay County School Board Green Cove Springs Public education 4,000
12. St. Vincent’s Medical Center Jacksonville Health care center 4,000
13. U.S. Postal Service Jacksonville Mail processing and delivery 3,790
14. Shands Jacksonville Medical Center Jacksonville Health care center 3,500
15. St. Johns County School District St. Augustine Public education 3,440
16. CSX Jacksonville Railroad corporate headquarters 3,300
17. Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Jacksonville City government, correctional institution 3,300
18. Fleet Readiness Center Jacksonville Maintenance/repair overhaul at NAS Jacksonville 3,200
19. JP Morgan Chase Jacksonville Banking and mortgage services, regional headquarters 3,200
20. Wells Fargo Jacksonville Banking 2,800

Source: Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce

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