Where are most Tampanians working?
Companies in the professional and business services industry are the top employers providing Tampa Bay jobs. As of July this year, a total of 207,400 employees are working in this industry.
Here are the top industries and top companies based on number of employees as of July 2014, based on data from the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp. and the Tampa Bay Partnership*:
1. PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES 207,400 employees
|Top Employer||No. of Employees|
|Nielsen Media Research||1,800|
|Time Customer Service||1,200|
|Cox Target Media||1,000|
|Macy’s Credit and Customer Services||1,000|
|ThinkDirect Marketing Group/Inuvo||1,000|
2. EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES 185,800 employees
|BayCare Health System||19,600|
|HCA West Florida||13,150|
|Tampa General Hospital||6,600|
|Moffitt Cancer Center||4,300|
|All Children’s Hospital||2,900|
|Bayfront Medical Center||2,000|
|Florida Medical Clinic||1,000|
3. RETAIL TRADE 150,000 employees
|Publix Super Market||13,800|
|Home Shopping Network||2,800|
4. GOVERNMENT 141,700 employees
|Hillsborough County School District||26,000|
|University of South Florida||17,732|
|Pinellas County School District||16,266|
|MacDill Air Force Base||14,500|
|Pasco County School District||9,278|
|Hillsborough County Government||4,906|
|City of St. Petersburg||3,628|
|Pasco County Government||2,000|
|Hillsborough Community College||1,762|
|St. Petersburg College||1,731|
*No. of Employees sourced from their websites and news items
5. LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY 134,700 employees
6. FINANCE AND INSURANCE 76,600 employees
|Raymond James Financial||2,800|
|FIS Management Services||1,800|
|Franklin Templeton Investments||1,000|
|Ceridian Benefit Services||1,000|
7. MANUFACTURING 61,100 employees
8. CONSTRUCTION 58,400 employees
9. WHOLESALE TRADE 50,000 employees
10. TRANSPORTATION, WAREHOUSING AND UTILITIES 27,500
|Duke Energy Florida||1,000|
11. INFORMATION 25,900 employees
|Bright House Networks||2,000|
12. REAL ESTATE, RENTAL, LEASING 24,300 employees
* Employee data for major companies above is as of 2013.
NEW JOBS CREATED OVER THE PAST 12 MONTHS, up to Sep 2014
Over the 12-month period from October 2013 to September 2014, the following companies created new jobs in the Tampa Bay area:
|Quest Diagnostics||350||$9.3 M|
|C&S Wholesale Grocers||300||$25 M|
|Toufayan Bakeries||180||$27.4 M|
|James Hardie||130||$80 M|
|Sunshine Health||130||$0.825 M|
|LabTech Software||100||$0.644 M|
|Laser Spine Institute||100||$56 M|
|White & Case||100||$1 M|
|American Construction Metals||60||$2 M|
|Tampa Bay Brewing Co.||60||$5 M|
|FirstSource Solutions||45||$0.123 M|
|Sunshine State Dairy Farms||35||$0.772 M|
|Green Wizard Tire Recyclers||25||$2 M|
|Dart Container||24||$14 M|
|Florida Silica Sands||6||$4.9 M|
MAJOR TAMPA BAY EMPLOYERS THAT EXPANDED over the 5-Year Period from 2010 to 2014
The world’s biggest online retailer, AMAZON, opened at South Shore Corporate Park in Ruskin, creating more than 1,000 new jobs.
2. BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB
Bristol-Myers Squibb, one of the biggest biopharmaceutical companies in the world, built its North America Capability Center near the Tampa International Airport, creating highly-skilled jobs totalling 579 by 2017.
3. DEPOSITORY TRUST & CLEARING CORP. (DTCC)
The DTCC expanded its only Florida campus, located in New Tampa, that will increase its total number of Tampa-based employees from 300 to 850 by 2015.
4. HEALTHPLAN SERVICES (HPS)
HPS’s facility expansion will create new jobs for more than 1,000 employees by 2018 to add to its current Tampa workforce of more than 650.
5. JAMES HARDIE
James Hardie’s expansion will create more than 100 new jobs by 2015. Its Plant City facility currently employs more than 100 people.
6. MORGAN STANLEY
This global financial services firm, which currently employs 70 professionals, will create 110 jobs at its new facility in Templace Terrace.
This fast-growing technology services firm, currently employing more than 240 in the Tampa Bay area, will add 200 new information technology jobs by 2016.
8. UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (USAA)
USAA, which currently employs more than 2,500 in the Tampa Bay area,
will create 1,251 new jobs by 2019. Its planned facility will be the biggest build-to-suit development in Hillsborough County since 2001.
SPECIAL JOB CREATORS: PORT TAMPA BAY and TAMPA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
TAMPA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT has 547 direct employees, in addition to nearly 7,000 employees working for businesses located at the airport.
PORT TAMPA BAY has created 73,478 cargo jobs, 3,119 shipbuilding and repair yard jobs, and 1,981 cruise line jobs, leading to an overall total of 80,216 jobs.