PHX East Valley Is Leading the Way in Job Creation, Here Are Our Communities’ Top Employers

From aviation and defense to technology and bioscience, the PHX East Valley ‘s dynamic economy is booming.

In fact, almost 1/3 of aerospace and defense jobs within the Greater Phoenix region are located in the PHX East Valley. Plus, 46 percent of Arizona’s total jobs in advanced manufacturing are located right here in the PHX East Valley.

And it’s all thanks to top companies and successful startups that are helping the region lead the way in job creation. Here are the top employers for each thriving community in PHX East Valley.

Town of Gilbert

  • Gilbert Unified School District -# of employees: 3,572
  • Banner Health-# of employees: 1,758
  • Town of Gilbert -# of employees: 1,356
  • GoDaddy Software Inc. -# of employees: 1,216
  • Fry’s Food Stores-# of employees: 1,009
  • B H Drywall Stucco Painting -# of employees: 997
  • Dignity Health-# of employees: 971
  • Higley Unified School District-# of employees: 889
  • Walmart-# of employees: 800
  • Hunter Contracting Co. -# of employees: 650

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Town of Queen Creek

  • Queen Creek Unified School District-# of employees: 501
  • Town of Queen Creek-# of employees: 239
  • Walmart-# of employees: 225
  • Home Depot-# of employees: 166
  • Target Stores Inc. -# of employees: 149
  • Benjamin Franklin Charter Schools -# of employees: 129
  • V P Nurseries Inc. -# of employees: 125
  • Kohls Department Stores -# of employees: 123
  • Higley Unified School District-# of employees: 111

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City of Apache Junction

  • Apache Junction Unified School District 43-# of employees: 428
  • City of Apache Junction-# of employees: 287
  • Walmart-# of employees: 220
  • Smmhc Inc. -# of employees: 187
  • Western Industrial Resources Corporation-# of employees: 132
  • Central Arizona College-# of employees: 125
  • Frys Food Stores-# of employees: 110
  • Robert Home Ford-# of employees: 100
  • United States Postal Service-# of employees: 100

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City of Chandler

  • Intel-# of employees: 11,000
  • Chandler Unified School District-# of employees: 4,900
  • Wells Fargo -# of employees: 4,500
  • Bank of America -# of employees: 3,800
  • Verizon Wireless -# of employees: 2,400
  • Chandler Regional Medical Center -# of employees: 2,100
  • PayPal -# of employees: 1,750
  • Orbital ATK -# of employees: 1,650
  • Microchip Technology -# of employees: 1,625
  • City of Chandler-# of employees: 1,590

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City of Mesa

  • Mesa Unified School District 4-# of employees: 8,435
  • Banner Health-# of employees: 8,343
  • City of Mesa-# of employees: 3,844
  • Boeing Co-# of employees: 3,717
  • Walmart -# of employees: 2,541
  • Gilbert Unified School District 41-# of employees: 1,229
  • Frys Food Stores-# of employees: 1,128
  • Drivetime Automotive Group Inc. -# of employees: 990
  • County of Maricopa-# of employees: 986
  • Home Depot-# of employees: 965 

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City of Tempe

  • Arizona State University -# of employees: 8,830
  • State Farm Insurance -# of employees: 4,000
  • Wells Fargo-# of employees: 3,531
  • American Airlines -# of employees: 2,537
  • SRP -# of employees: 2,470
  • ABM Industries Inc. -# of employees: 2,000
  • JP Morgan Chase Bank National Association -# of employees: 1,964
  • Honeywell -# of employees: 1,658
  • Tempe Elementary School District 3-# of employees: 1,619
  • Insight Direct Inc. -# of employees: 1,477

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Top 50 Regional Employers

  1. Intel Corporation -# of employees: 11,328
  2. Banner Health -# of employees: 10,195
  3. Arizona State University -# of employees: 9,371
  4. Mesa Unified School District 4-# of employees: 8,863
  5. Wells Fargo-# of employees: 5,754
  6. Walmart -# of employees: 5,344
  7. Gilbert Unified School District 41-# of employees: 4,801
  8. Boeing Co -# of employees: 3,717
  9. Chandler Unified School District 80 -# of employees: 3,627
  10. Frys Food Stores-# of employees: 3,605
  11. Bank of America -# of employees: 3,483
  12. City of Mesa -# of employees: 3,339
  13. State Farm Insurance-# of employees: 3,063
  14. SRP -# of employees: 2,930
  15. Go Daddy Software Inc. -# of employees: 2,538
  16. US Airways Inc. -# of employees: 2,537
  17. Target Stores Inc. -# of employees: 2,187
  18. Home Depot-# of employees: 2,167
  19. McDonalds -# of employees: 2,162
  20. JP Morgan Chase Bank National Association -# of employees: 2,111
  21. Freescale Semiconductor Inc. -# of employees: 2,008
  22. ABM Industries Inc. -# of employees: 2,000
  23. Bashas Inc. -# of employees: 1,986
  24. Walgreen Co -# of employees: 1,980
  25. Verizon Wireless -# of employees: 1,849
  26. Paypal Inc. -# of employees: 1,750
  27. Chandler Regional Media Center -# of employees: 1,719
  28. Microchip Technology Inc. -# of employees: 1,709
  29. Maricopa County Community College District-# of employees: 1,660
  30. Honeywell-# of employees: 1,658
  31. Tempe Elementary School District 3 -# of employees: 1,619
  32. Avnet Inc. -# of employees: 1,528
  33. Express Scripts Inc. -# of employees: 1,475
  34. City of Chandler -# of employees: 1,445
  35. Insight Direct Inc. -# of employees: 1,402
  36. Kyrene School District 28-# of employees: 1,375
  37. Macys Southwest Inc. -# of employees: 1,362
  38. City of Tempe -# of employees: 1,355
  39. United States Postal Service -# of employees: 1,262
  40. Safeway Stores Inc. -# of employees: 1,255
  41. Orbital ATK -# of employees: 1,254
  42. Costco Wholesale -# of employees: 1,240
  43. Town of Gilbert -# of employees: 1,238
  44. Laboratory Sciences of Arizona-# of employees: 1,219
  45. Higley Unified School District 60 -# of employees: 1,218
  46. Total Events Management Llc -# of employees: 1,036
  47. Drivetime Automotive Group Inc. -# of employees: 1,010
  48. Sears -# of employees: 1,008
  49. Direct Alliance Corporation -# of employees: 1,000
  50. B H Drywall Stucco Painting -# of employees: 997
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