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Jobs 101 - the largest employers in the Charlottesville area

Given that a large percentage of Charlottesville's employers are small businesses, then how many big businesses are there?

Here’s the countdown for companies in the Charlottesville Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) with 250 employees or more. The MSA includes the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle, Greene, Fluvanna and Nelson counties.

Employers with 1000 and more  employees:

1. University of Virginia / Blue Ridge Hospital

2. University of Virginia Medical Center

3. County of Albemarle

4. Martha Jefferson Hospital

5. City of Charlottesville

6. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance

7. UVA Health Services Foundation

Employers with 500 to 999 employees:

8. Charlottesville City School Board

9. Northrop Grumman Corporation

10. Fluvanna County Public School Board

11. Aramark Campus LLC

12. U.S. Department of Defense

13. Region Ten Community Services

14. Greene County School Board

15. Lakeland Tours

16. Postal Service

17. Food Lion

Employers with 250 to 499 employees:

18. Wal Mart

19. Nelson County School Board

20. Piedmont Virginia Community College

21. GE Fanuc Automation Manufacturing

22. Atlantic Coast Athletic Club

23. Kroger

24. SNL Security LP

25. State Farm Fire and Casualty Insurance

26. Wintergreen Partners

27. Crutchfield Corporation

28. Boar's Head Inn

29. Thomas Jefferson Memorial

30. Fluvanna Correctional Center

31. Pharmaceutical Research Association

32. CFA Institute

33. Harris Teeter Supermarket

34. Farmington Country Club

35. Sfx Entertainment

36. Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge

37. Lowes' Home Centers, Inc.

38. Matthew Bender & Company

Source: VAWorkforceConnect as of Q2, 2009. (Does not include FIC Systems or FIC Staff Services.)

How is this kind of information useful to the average job hunter or if you're new to the area? Do bigger companies make for better job odds? Do these companies come to job fairs? What if none of these employers are right for you? Stay tuned for answers to these questions and more.

For more information: For additional labor market data on the Charlottesville MSA or other areas, visit the Virginia Workforce Connection.

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