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Top Major Employers and Businesses

Courtesy Banner Health

Phoenix has a diverse list of large employers in both the public and private sector – from education, government and healthcare to technology, manufacturing and the military, three of which (Wal-Mart, Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase) made Fortune magazine’s 2010 World’s 50 Most Admired Companies list. Here’s a list of Phoenix’s Top 25 Largest Employers, including a brief description of the organization with contact information, web site and number of employees.

1.    State of Arizona

49,800 employees
100 N. 15th Avenue
Phoenix 85007
602-542-1500 (Phoenix main)
www.azstatejobs.gov

The State of Arizona employs nearly 50,000 people in various state government offices.

2.    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.                         

30,634 employees
702 SW 8th Street
Bentonville, Arkansas 72716-8611
800-925-6278
www.walmartstores.com

Retail giant Wal-Mart, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, employs over 30,000 in the state of Arizona, many of whom work at its Phoenix-area supercenters, discount stores, neighborhood markets, Sam’s Clubs and distribution centers.

3.    Banner Health

24,825 employees
1441 N. 12th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85006
602-747-4000
www.bannerhealth.com

With more than eight locations valley-wide, Banner Health is a non-profit healthcare organization that encompasses many hospitals, imaging centers and several outpatient clinics, as well as a bariatric center.

4.    City of Phoenix

15,100 employees
135 N. Second Avenue
Phoenix 85003
602-262-6608
www.phoenix.gov/hr

Phoenix is not only rich in culture and history, but is also the fifth-most populous city in the U.S with more than 1.6 million residents who call the city home, offering various employment opportunities with benefits.

5.    Wells Fargo

13,308 employees
100 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, 85003
602-378-4644
www.wellsfargo.com

Wells Fargo operates bank branches, business banking offices, and an operations and support center, in addition to offering private client services in the region.

6.    Bank of America

13,300 employees
100 N. Tryon Street #3120
Charlotte, NC 28202
www.bankofamerica.com

Bank of America is one of the world’s largest financial institutions, serving individual customers, small- and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services.

7.    Maricopa County

12,792 employees
301 West Jefferson Street
Phoenix 85701
602-506-3011
www.maricopa.gov

Maricopa County covers 9,224 square miles and ranks fourth in population among all counties in the U.S. In fact, more than half of Arizona residents live in Maricopa County.

8.    Arizona State University

11,185 employees
1151 S. Forest Ave.
Tempe, 85281
480-965-2100
www.asu.edu

As one of the largest universities in the country, Arizona State University serves over 73,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. ASU’s main campus is in Tempe, with several other campuses in the Phoenix metro area, including a large downtown campus. Academic offerings include more than 250 undergraduate and graduate programs, plus a range of certificate programs.

9.    Apollo Group, Inc.

11,000 employees
4025 S. Riverpoint Parkway
Phoenix, 85040
800-990-APOL
www.apollo.edu

Apollo College offers degree and diploma programs in healthcare, dental and veterinary career fields, and operates nine campuses across the western United States – including two in the Phoenix area: Phoenix and Phoenix Westside.

10.   JPMorgan Chase & Co.

10,600 employees
201 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, 85004
866-777-4690
www.careersatchase.com

Headquartered in New York, JPMorgan Chase offers the following in the Phoenix metro area:  Private Client Services; Chase Card Services, Chase Home Finance Loan Center and Chase Telephone Banking in Tempe, and more than 50 Chase Bank branches.

11.   Intel Corp.

10,300 employees
5000 W. Chandler Blvd., CH7-301
Chandler, 85226
480-554-8080
www.intel.com

The world’s largest semiconductor company has two large manufacturing and research complexes in Chandler, a nearby suburb of Phoenix, with a new manufacturing facility currently under construction.

12.   US Airways

9,093 employees
100 W. Rio Salado Pkwy
Tempe, 85281
480-693-5815
www.usairways.com

US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,200 flights per day and serves over 200 destinations in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. The airline employs nearly 33,000 aviation professionals worldwide.

13.   Mesa Public Schools/ Mesa Unified School District

8,376 employees
63 E. Main Street, Suite 101
Mesa, 85201
480-472-7200
www.mpsaz.org

With 56 elementary schools; 11 junior high schools; 6 senior high schools; 7 “success” schools; and 14 “choice” programs/schools (including early learning and Head Start programs), the Mesa Unified School District, one of the state’s largest, serving close to 63,000 students in grades Pre-K-12 for the 2012-13 school year. In 2013, the district was home to 15 National Merit semifinalists, and five of its high schools were honored by U.S. News and World Report’s 2010 Best High Schools Search.

14.   U.S. Postal Service

8,017 employees
4949 E. Van Buren Street
Phoenix, 85026
602-225-3158 / 800-275-8777
www.usps.com

An independent federal agency, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that visits every address in the nation — 146 million homes and businesses. It has 37,000 retail locations nationwide and over 100 locations in metro Phoenix, relying on the sale of postage, products and services – not tax dollars – to pay for operating expenses. The Postal Service has annual revenues of $65 billion and delivers nearly half the world’s mail.

15.   Dignity Health

7,838 employees
350 W. Thomas Rd.
Phoenix, 85013
602-406-3000
www.ichosestjoes.com

Founded in 1986 and headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Dignity Health is the fifth largest hospital provider in the nation, with more than 60,000 nurses, hospitals, clinics and physicians caring for the sick, poor and disadvantaged in California, Arizona and Nevada.   The Phoenix metro area is home to four of the 39 hospitals in his network.

16.   American Express

7,603 employees
20022 N. 31st Ave.
Phoenix, 85027
602-537-8500
www.americanexpress.com

Globally known for products ranging from personal finances to business success, American Express in Phoenix is home to technical, operational and customer service careers and the main data center, all located in various parts of the city.   The Amex card accounts for almost 24% of total dollar volume of credit card transactions in the country.

17. Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

7,550 employees
333 North Central Ave.
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
602-366-8100
www.fcx.com

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (FCX) is an international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona and several mining operations in the Tucson area. The company has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry and is the world’s largest producer of molybdenum.

18. Scottsdale Healthcare

6,500 employees
7400 E. Osborn Rd.
Scottsdale, Arizona 85004
877-898-6569 / 480-882-4000
www.shc.org

A not-for-profit organization founded in 1962, Scottsdale Healthcare is a leader in medical innovation, talent and technology, spread across three hospitals in the Northeast Valley.  In addition, they offer outpatient surgery centers, home health services and community education and outreach services, serving the community now and into the future.

19. Arizona Public Service

6,300 employees
400 N. 5th St. (Talent Acquisition)
M.S. 8012
Phoenix, 85004
602-371-7171 / 800-253-9405
www.aps.com

Generating electricity for 11 of Arizona’s 15 counties, APS lights up over 1.1 million homes, businesses and neighborhoods across the state.  With plans to add 750,000 more customers by 2030 through traditional means and innovative sustainable energy sources, APS offers a range of career opportunities in Phoenix and beyond.

20.   Kroger

5,525 employees
500 S. 99th Avenue
Tolleson, 85353
623-936-2100
www.frysfood.com

A subsidiary of the Kroger Co., Fry’s Food Stores operates more than 100 grocery stores that serve the Phoenix area and surrounding counties. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Kroger (NYSE:KR) is one of the nation’s largest grocery retailers, with fiscal 2012 sales of $96.8 billion.

21.   Mayo Clinic Hospital

5,067 employees
5777 E. Mayo Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85054
480-515-6296
480-342-2000
www.mayoclinic.org/mchospital-sct/

Mayo Clinic, known worldwide for excellence in healthcare services and research, offers a clinic and hospital in Phoenix.  The hospital provides care with 268 licensed beds and 21 operation rooms, while the clinic houses a variety of specialists for preventive and ongoing care.

22.   Boeing Co.

4,700 employees
5000 E. McDowell Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85215
480-891-3000
www.boeing.com

Boeing is the well-known aerospace giant, headquartered in Chicago, making its Arizona home in Mesa.  They offer a range of employment opportunities ranging from administrative, management to technical, providing commercial and defense related products worldwide.

23.   Maricopa County Community College District

4,611 employees
2411 W. 14th St.
Tempe, AZ 85281
480-731-8000
www.maricopa.edu

With ten community colleges, two skill centers and numerous education centers spread across the valley, Maricopa County Community College District offers a variety of locations in which to seek employment.   The system offers about 1,000 occupational programs, 37 academic associate degrees, with a total of over 10,000 courses.

24.   Salt River Project

4,374 employees
1521 N. Project Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85281-1298
602-236-5900
www.srpnet.com

SRP provides reasonably priced and reliable electricity and water to over 2 million people in Central Arizona, making it one of the nation’s largest public power utilities.

25.   Abrazo Health Care

4,143 employees
8620 N. 22nd Ave. #200
Phoenix, AZ 85021
602-674-1400 (Regional Office)
www.abrazohealth.com

Part of the Nashville-based Vanguard Health Systems, Abrazo is the second largest health care company in Phoenix, delivering quality, personalized healthcare, operating hospitals, medical groups and health plans.

SOURCE: The Arizona Republic,
AZCentral.com, About.com,
The Greater Phoenix Economic Council www.gpec.org/doing-business-in-phoenix/top-employers

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