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Largest Employers in Orange County, 2002-2003

Employer

Employees in OC

Employees Worldwide

Disneyland

21,000

117,000

County of Orange*

19,000

19,000

University of California Irvine*

15,000

15,000

CKE Restaurants Inc*

14,000

31,000

Federal Government**

11,800

2,690,149

Boeing Aerospace

10,800

167,000

State of California

10,000

471,430

Albertson's

8,700

220,000

St Joseph Health Care System*

8,500

18,000

Tenet Healthcare

8,300

114,000

Yum! Brands

6,500

150,000

SBC Communications

5,900

179,000

Target

5,400

280,000

California State University Fullerton*

5,200

5,200

Bank of America

4,800

134,000

The Kroger Co

4,700

288,000

Employer

Employees in OC

Employees Worldwide

Marriott International

4,500

124,000

First American Corp*

4,400

26,000

Home Depot

4,100

290,000

Memorial Health Services

3,800

8,100

PacifiCare Health Systems

3,800

7,200

Edison International

3,700

15,000

Wal-Mart Stores

3,600

1,300,000

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan

3,500

128,000

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian*

3,500

3,500

May Department Stores

3,200

137,000

Cedar Fair LP

3,100

14,000

Ingram Micro*

3,000

12,700

Washington Mutual

3,000

53,000

Stater Bros

3,000

14,000

Automobile Club of Southern California

3,000

8,000

Flour Corp*

2,800

48,000

Employer

Employees in OC

Employees Worldwide

Pacific Life Insurance Co

2,700

4,000

St John Knits Inc*

2,700

4,000

Beckman Coulter Inc*

2,300

9,800

Del Taco

2,100

16,000

Allergan Inc*

1,900

5,200

Freedom Communications*

1,800

5,500

Alstyle Apparel/A&G Inc*

1,800

4,000

Edwards Life Sciences Corp*

1,600

5,000

Universal Protection Service*

1,500

2,500

Children's Hospital of Orange County*

1,400

1,400

*  Employers are based in OC
** Includes U.S. Postal Service
Source: California Employment Development Department, The Orange County Business Journal, and Almanac research

 

The largest worldwide employer based in Orange County is the Fluor Corporation of Aliso Viejo. In addition to the 2,800 workers employed in Orange County, Fluor employs another 45,200 elsewhere.

 

 

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