Jacksonville's top employers

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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.

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The Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce compiled a list of the top area employers. 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.

RankCompanyCityType of businessEmployees
1.Naval Air Station JacksonvilleJacksonvilleU.S. Navy21,900
2. Duval County Public SchoolsJacksonvillePublic education14,480
3.Naval Station MayportJacksonvilleU.S. Navy12,670
4.City of JacksonvilleJacksonvilleMunicipal government8,820
5. Baptist HealthJacksonvilleHospital8,270
6.Bank of America Merrill LynchJacksonvilleBanking and investments6,400
7.Blue Cross and Blue Shield of FloridaJacksonvilleHealth insurance, regional headquarters6,000
8.CitiJacksonvilleConsumer finance5,000
9.Mayo ClinicJacksonvilleHealth care center4,970
10.United Parcel ServiceJacksonvilleGlobal parcel delivery4,100
11.Clay County School BoardGreen Cove SpringsPublic education4,000
12.St. Vincent’s Medical CenterJacksonvilleHealth care center4,000
13.U.S. Postal ServiceJacksonvilleMail processing and delivery3,790
14.Shands Jacksonville Medical CenterJacksonvilleHealth care center3,500
15.St. Johns County School DistrictSt. AugustinePublic education3,440
16.CSXJacksonvilleRailroad corporate headquarters3,300
17.Jacksonville Sheriff’s OfficeJacksonvilleCity government, correctional institution3,300
18.Fleet Readiness CenterJacksonvilleMaintenance/repair overhaul at NAS Jacksonville3,200
19.JP Morgan ChaseJacksonvilleBanking and mortgage services, regional headquarters3,200
20.Wells FargoJacksonvilleBanking2,800
21.AT&TJacksonvilleTelecommunications, regional headquarters2,600
22.Winn-Dixie StoresJacksonvilleGrocery chain, corporate headquarters2,500
23.Lender Processing ServicesJacksonvilleMortgage information technology processer, corporate headquarters2,400
24.JEAJacksonvilleUtility company2,300
25.Catholic Diocese of St. AugustineJacksonvilleReligious organization2,100
26.VistakonJacksonvilleOptical products2,000
27.TalagyJacksonvilleTemporary services agency1,850
28.Florida State College at JacksonvilleJacksonvilleState college1,800
29.Gate Maritime PropertiesJacksonvillePort services1,800
30.HCA-Memorial Hospital JacksonvilleJacksonvilleHospital1,800
31.Flagler County Public SchoolsBunnellPublic education1,750
32.AetnaJacksonvilleHealth insurance1,700
33.Putnam County School BoardPalatkaPublic education1,680
34.Flagler HospitalSt. AugustineHospital1,600
35.University of North FloridaJacksonvilleState university1,540
36.JM Family Enterprises/Southeast Toyota DistributorsJacksonvilleRegional automotive distributors1,500
37.Marine Corps Support Facility – Blount IslandJacksonvilleMaritime prepositioning1,500
38.State FarmJacksonvilleInsurance and financial services1,500
39.Swisher InternationalJacksonvilleCigar and smokeless tobacco product manufacturing1,500
40.Nassau County School BoardFernandina BeachPublic education1,480
41.Gate PetroleumJacksonvillePetroleum products, corporate headquarters1,430
42.Comcast Cable Corp.JacksonvilleCable television, broadband Internet services1,400
43.EverBankJacksonvilleBanking and mortgage services, corporate headquarters1,400
44.Georgia-Pacific Corp.PalatkaPulp and paper mill1,400
45.Internal Revenue ServiceJacksonvilleFederal government1,330
46.Crowley Maritime Corp.JacksonvilleMarine transportation and logistics1,250
47.ConvergysJacksonvilleCustomer call center1,200
48.Florida Department of Children and FamiliesJacksonvilleState government1,200
49.Miller Electric Co.JacksonvilleElectrical contractors1,200
50.Orange Park Medical CenterOrange ParkMedical center1,200
51.Northeast Florida State HospitalMacclennyAdult mental health hospital1,190
52.YMCA of Florida’s First CoastJacksonvilleHealth and fitness1,170
53.Deutsche BankJacksonvilleGlobal technology and operations center1,100
54.Palm Coast DataPalm CoastMagazine fulfillment, subscription processing1,100
55.St. Johns CountySt. AugustineCounty government1,100
56.VyStar Credit UnionJacksonvilleCredit union1,100
57.BAE Systems/Atlantic MarineJacksonvilleShip builders, repair1,000
58.BrooksJacksonvilleMedical rehabilitation1,000
59.Northrop Grumman Corp.St. AugustineAircraft manufacturing1,000
60.PSS World Medical Inc.JacksonvilleMedical supplies provider, corporate headquarters1,000
61.Stein Mart Inc.JacksonvilleRetail, corporate headquarters1,000
62.W.W. Gay Mechanical ContractorJacksonvilleMechanical contractors, corporate headquarters1,000
63.Wolfson Children’s HospitalJacksonvilleHospital1,000
64.Duval County Health DepartmentJacksonvillePublic health department900
65.Florida Department of TransportationJacksonvilleState transportation agency900
66.GCA Services Group Inc.JacksonvilleBuilding maintenance services900
67.Landstar System Inc.JacksonvilleTransportation logistics900
68.Prudential FinancialJacksonvilleInsurance900
69.Publix Super Markets warehouseJacksonvilleRegional supermarket distribution center870
70.Coggin Automotive GroupJacksonvilleAutomobile dealers850
71.Allstate Workplace DivisionJacksonvilleInsurance headquarters850
72.Baptist Medical Center BeachesJacksonville BeachHospital800
73.Jacksonville District U.S. Army Corps of EngineersJacksonvilleFederal government, engineers800
74.NorthgateArinso (former Convergys)JacksonvilleHuman resources consulting services800
75.Ring Power Corp.St. AugustineConstruction equipment distribution, sales and service800
76.Florida Hospital FlaglerPalm CoastHospital780
77.INGJacksonvilleBenefits and human resources outsourcing750
78.Jacksonville Transportation AuthorityJacksonvilleCity transportation750
79.Community Hospice of Northeast FloridaJacksonvilleCare for terminally ill children and adults700
80.Fidelity InvestmentsJacksonvilleInvestments700
81.Interline BrandsJacksonvilleWholesale distributor700
82.Securitas Security Services USAJacksonvilleSecurity guards700
83.St. Johns River Water Management DistrictPalatkaWater preservation and management700
84.Duval County JailJacksonvilleCity government, correctional institution690
85.Florida School for the Deaf & the BlindSt. AugustineSchool670
86.Nassau CountyFernandina BeachCounty government670
87.Wal-Mart Food Distribution Center MacclennyGrocery warehouse660
88.MedtronicJacksonvilleSurgical products650
89.Ponte Vedra Inn & ClubPonte Vedra BeachHotel, resort650
90.Florida Times-UnionJacksonvilleNewspaper publishing640
91.SunTrust MortgageJacksonvilleBanking640
92.Amelia Island PlantationAmelia IslandResort, real estate630
93.Cypress Truck LinesJacksonvilleTrucking, heavy hauling flatbed630
94. The Haskell Co.JacksonvilleDesign construction firm, corporate headquarters630
95.PGA Tour Inc.Ponte Vedra BeachGolf tournament planners 620
96. MSC Medical Services Co.JacksonvilleWorkers’ compensation services610
97.HospitalityStaffJacksonvilleTemporary services agency600
98.Jacksonville Kennel ClubOrange ParkRace track, restaurant600
99.PHH MortgageJacksonvilleMortgage services600
100.PrologistixJacksonvilleTemporary services agencies600
101.Putnam County GovernmentPalatkaCounty government600
102.Unison IndustriesJacksonvilleAircraft parts, avionics manufacturer, corporate HQ600

Source: Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce



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