Phoenix plays host to some of the most respected companies in the world. From small, local businesses, to large international organizations, Phoenix has a lot to offer job seekers. Let’s take a look at Phoenix’s top five largest employers:
- Walmart. With approximately $1 billion in sales per day, it shouldn’t surprise you that one of the largest, and most recognized names in retail is also the largest employer in the state of Arizona. Walmart employs more than 30,000 people in the state alone. There are more than 8,600 Walmarts serving customers in 15 countries. Worldwide, Walmart employs more than two million associates.
- Banner Health. The healthcare industry is booming. Hospitals and healthcare facilities are always in search of good medical caretakers. Banner Health—one of the largest nonprofit healthcare systems in the country— ranks number two as one of the largest employers in Phoenix with more than 20,000 employees on the payroll.
- Wells Fargo. From banking to loans, to investing and insurance, Wells Fargo offers financial services through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs and online. As of 2011, Wells Fargo ranked fourth in assets and first in market value of stock and is the third largest employer in Arizona with 13,000 employees and 270,000 employees globally.
- Honeywell International. This Fortune 100 company comes in at number four on the list of largest Phoenix employers with 12,000 employees locally and approximately 122,000 employees worldwide. Honeywell invents and manufactures technologies for safety, security and energy trends.
- Bashas’ Supermarkets. If you live in Arizona, you know the name Bashas. The family-owned and operated grocery chain employs 10,000 workers and comes in at number five as one of Phoenix’s largest employers. Known for its made-from-scratch bakery items, a full-service butcher shop, fresh local produce and award-winning chefs’ entrees, the first Bashas’ store opened in 1932 and has grown to more than 130 stores serving 15 Arizona counties.
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