The Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County has published its 2019 Major Employers list – a list of the top employers in Pierce County, WA. This year’s list identifies 272 Major Employers, each of which has 100 or more full-time equivalents (FTEs).
The employers included on this year’s list represent 172,415 jobs. The growth hasn’t stopped for Pierce County with major employers adding thousands of FTEs to their payrolls.
Companies qualifying for the Major Employers List for the first time include Community Healthcare (503), Concentra Health Services, Inc (210), SSB Manufacturing Company (205), Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Washington (200), Palace Casino (156), Rickabaugh Pentecost Development (150), AHBL (132), Puyallup Nursing and Rehabilitation (130), City of Sumner (112), Avamere Health Services (108), Unifirst Corporation (104), SeaTac Packaging (100), First Student Transportation (100), McMenamins (100), Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (100) and more.
Below are the highlights from our 2019 Major Employer List –
Top 10 Largest Private Employers (primary firms/non-retail)
Primary businesses are firms that export goods or services out of Tacoma-Pierce, importing new dollars into the economy.
- MultiCare Health System
- CHI Franciscan Health
- State Farm Insurance Companies
- Milgard Manufacturing
- Kaiser Permanente
- Sekisui Aerospace (AIM Aerospace)
- Columbia Bank
- Toray Composite Materials America
Top 10 Largest Public Employers
Pierce County is the home to JBLM, the State of Washington’s second-largest employer, which contributes $9.2 billion to the local economy every year.
- Joint Base Lewis-McChord
- State of Washington
- City of Tacoma (includes Tacoma Public Utilities)
- Tacoma Public Schools
- Pierce County Government
- Puyallup Tribe (includes Emerald Queen Casino)
- Puyallup School District
- Bethel School District
- Clover Park School District
- United States Postal Service
Private Employers with Significant Growth in 2019
These companies reported a 5% or greater year-over-year increase in their workforces.
+ 78% Sekisui Aerospace (AIM Aerospace)
+ 78% Rainier Guest Services
+ 74% Yusen Logistics
+ 59% AHBL Construction
+ 48% Mount Rainier National Park
+ 46% Toysmith
+ 44% Infoblox
+ 41% KeyBank
+ 39% South Hill Operations
+ 35% Light Dental Studio
+ 30% Narrow’s Glen
+ 29% Northwest Cascade
+ 29% Propel Insurance
+ 29% Tool Gauge
+ 28% Cardiac Study Center
+ 19% Wilcox Farms
+ 18% Absher Construction
+ 17% Tactical Tailor
+ 16% Smith Fire Systems
+ 16% The Truss Company
+ 15% GetixHealth
+ 15% Korsmo Construction
+ 14% Sound Credit Union
+ 12% General Plastics Manufacturing
+ 10% Heritage Bank
+ 10% Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB)
+ 10% Continuant
+ 10% Weatherly Inn
+ 8% Harnish Auto Family
+ 7% McFarland Cascade/Stella Jones Corp
+ 7% Puyallup Tribe
+ 7% Pierce Transit
+ 6% Bradken
+ 6% Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare
+ 6% J.P. Morgan Chase
+ 6% Tacoma Screw Products
+ 5% Cascade Eye & Skin Centers
Interested in the information about our Major Employers and Companies to Watch?
Head to www.edbtacomapierce.org/majoremployers for downloadable content and a breakdown by sector. You can also read more through The News Tribune article about our Major Employers.
For questions about the Major Employers List 2019 please contact Jacqueline Moffo at 253-284-5889, firstname.lastname@example.org.