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Largest Employers

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See a list of the largest economic base employers in the Columbus Region.

Largest Private Sector Employers, All Industries

Company FTE Operations
Abbott Nutrition 2,055 Development and manufacturing of nutritional products, office
Abercrombie & Fitch 2,598 HQ, distribution and fulfillment of apparel, software development
Accenture 750 IT and consulting office
Aetna 1,719 Insurance back office, technical call center, support staff
Alliance Data Systems Corporation 3,000 Corporate and card services unit HQ, transactions processing, data center
Amazon 4,828 Amazon Web Services cloud data center, e-commerce fulfillment
American Electric Power Company 3,627 Utilities HQ, R&D, smart grid technology, transmissions, data center
Ascena Retail Group 1,635 Shared services office for IT, sourcing and procurement, apparel distribution and fulfillment
Big Lots 1,133 HQ and distribution of household goods retailer
Cardinal Health 5,075 HQ, distribution of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, radiopharmaceutical production
Cardington Yutaka Technologies 725 Manufacturing of automotive drive and exhaust systems and converters
Columbia Gas of Ohio 1,027 Utilities subsidiary HQ
Designer Brands 1,092 HQ, distribution and fulfillment of footwear retailer
DHL 2,192 Americas HQ, logistics services
Discover 2,283 Business credit card customer service, collections, data center
Express 872 HQ, distribution and fulfillment of apparel retailer
Express Scripts 1,271 Pharmaceuticals distribution, customer service
FedEx 1,044 Logistics services, distribution and fulfillment
Fifth Third Bank 702 Financial services office, call center
Fiserv 1,000 Financial services office, call center
Hikma 1,026 Pharmaceuticals manufacturing
Honda 11,077 North America HQ and R&D center, automotive assembly, testing
Huntington 4,921 Financial services HQ, software development, data center
IBM 970 Client center for analytics services
JPMorgan Chase 20,316 Financial services back office, software development, card manufacturing, data center
L Brands 8,616 HQ, distribution and fulfillment of apparel and beauty products, personal care manufacturing
Mettler-Toledo 800 HQ and manufacturing of precision instruments company
Nationwide 12,862 HQ, software development, analytics, data center
Owens Corning 1,000 R&D and manufacturing of insulation products
PNC Financial Services 1,500 Financial services back office, call center
Safelite 2,551 Unit HQ, contact center of car windshield replacement company
Scotts Miracle-Gro 1,100 HQ, R&D, manufacturing and distribution of fertilizer company
Spectrum 2,000 Cable provider regional office, call center
State Farm Insurance 1,400 Insurance back office, claims processing, customer service
Teleperformance 1,730 Customer contact center, business process outsourcing
TS Tech 2,992 North America HQ and R&D center, car seat and door and roof trim manufacturing
UPS 1,669 Logistics services, distribution and fulfillment
Verizon 1,300 Telecommunications back office, innovation lab, customer service, switching operations, data center
Whirlpool Corporation 2,519 Appliance manufacturing and distribution
Worthington Industries 1,299 HQ and steel manufacturing

Headquarters and Business Services Largest Employers

Company FTE Operations
JPMorgan Chase 20,316 Financial services back office, software development, card manufacturing, data center
Nationwide 12,862 HQ, software development, analytics, data center
L Brands 8,616 HQ, distribution and fulfillment of apparel and beauty products, personal care manufacturing
Cardinal Health 5,075 HQ, distribution of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, radiopharmaceutical production
Huntington 4,921 Financial services HQ, software development, data center
American Electric Power Company 3,627 Utilities HQ, R&D, smart grid technology, transmissions, data center
Abercrombie & Fitch 2,598 HQ, distribution and fulfillment of apparel, software development
Teleperformance 1,730 Customer contact center, business process outsourcing
Battelle 1,636 Research institution covering military & defense, energy, materials, bioscioence, cybersecurity, analytics
Ariel Corporation 1,500 HQ and manufacturing of gas compressor company
CareWorks MCO / York Risk Services 1,435 Workers comp administration services
Worthington Industries 1,299 HQ and steel manufacturing
State Auto Insurance Companies 1,200 HQ and call center of insurance company
Big Lots 1,133 HQ and distribution of household goods retailer
Scotts Miracle-Gro 1,100 HQ, R&D, manufacturing and distribution of fertilizer company
Designer Brands 1,092 HQ, distribution and fulfillment of footwear retailer
Vertiv 921 HQ, manufacturing of power equipment for industrial and data centers
Lancaster Colony Corporation 892 HQ, distribution, specialty food products and sauces
Grange Insurance 886 HQ, call center, insurance
Mettler-Toledo 800 HQ and manufacturing of precision instruments company
HKT Teleservices 657 Contact center, business process outsourcing
White Castle 230 HQ of fast food company
Aerotek 200 Back office, staffing, business process outsourcing

Manufacturing Largest Employers

Company FTE Operations
Honda 11,077 North America HQ and R&D center, automotive assembly, testing
TS Tech 2,992 North America HQ and R&D center, car seat and door and roof trim manufacturing
Whirlpool Corporation 2,519 Appliance manufacturing and distribution
Abbott Nutrition 2,055 Development of nutritional products
Ariel Corporation 1,500 HQ and manufacturing of gas compressor company
Stanley Electric 1,385 Manufacturing of automotive and motorcycle lighting
Worthington Industries 1,299 HQ and steel manufacturing
Scotts Miracle-Gro 1,100 HQ, R&D, manufacturing and distribution of fertilizer company
Hikma 1,026 Pharmaceuticals manufacturing
Owens Corning 1,000 R&D and manufacturing of insulation products
Vertiv 921 Power equipment for industrial and data centers
Lancaster Colony Corporation 892 HQ, distribution, specialty food products and sauces
Mars Petcare 836 Pet food manufacturing
Mettler-Toledo 800 HQ and manufacturing of precision instruments company
The Oneida Group 731 Household glassware manufacturing, distribution
Cardington Yutaka Technologies 725 Manufacturing of automotive drive and exhaust systems and converters
Jefferson Industries Corporation 648 Manufacturing of dashboards, panels, other automotive components
Anheuser-Busch InBev 640 Beer production and distribution
Anomatic Corporation 632 Innovation center and manufacturing of anodized aluminum packaging
Ashland 595 R&D and production of performance materials

Logistics Largest Employers

Company FTE Operations
L Brands 8,616 HQ, distribution and fulfillment of apparel and beauty products, personal care manufacturing
Cardinal Health 5,075 HQ, distribution of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, radiopharmaceutical production
Amazon 4,828 Amazon Web Services cloud data center, e-commerce fulfillment
Defense Supply Center 3,000 HQ of the Land and Maritime Supply Chain, distribution of supplies
Abercrombie & Fitch 2,598 HQ, distribution and fulfillment of apparel, software development
XPO Logistics 2,246 Logistics services
Gap 2,200 Distribution and fulfillment of apparel, customer service
DHL 2,192 Americas HQ, logistics services
UPS 1,669 Logistics services, distribution and fulfillment
Ascena Retail Group 1,635 Shared services office for IT, sourcing and procurement, apparel distribution and fulfillment
zulily 1,446 Apparel
Express Scripts 1,271 Pharmaceuticals distribution, customer service
Midwest Express 1,183 Logistics services for automotive manufacturers
Big Lots 1,133 HQ and distribution of household goods retailer
Designer Brands 1,092 HQ, distribution and fulfillment of footwear retailer
FedEx 1,044 Logistics services, distribution and fulfillment
WalMart 1,000 Consumer goods distribution
Eddie Bauer 900 Apparel distribution
Express 872 HQ, distribution and fulfillment of apparel retailer
Mars Petcare 836 Pet food manufacturing
Radial 750 Logistics services, technology
McGraw-Hill Education 725 Publishing
Silver Line Building Products 600 Window and door distribution
Pier 1 Imports 304 Household goods

Science and Technology Largest Employers

Company FTE Operations
Honda 11,077 North America HQ and R&D center, automotive assembly, testing
Cardinal Health 5,075 HQ, distribution of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, radiopharmaceutical production
Alliance Data Systems Corporation 3,000 Corporate and card services unit HQ, transactions processing, data center
TS Tech 2,992 North America HQ and R&D center, car seat and door and roof trim manufacturing
Abbott Nutrition 2,055 Development of nutritional products
Battelle 1,636 Research institution covering military & defense, energy, materials, bioscioence, cybersecurity, analytics
CAS 1,400 R&D, IT and analytics to collect and organize scientific information on chemicals
Hikma 1,255 Pharmaceuticals manufacturing
Scotts Miracle-Gro 1,100 HQ, R&D, manufacturing and distribution of fertilizer company
AT&T 1,000 Telecommunications backoffice, support
Owens Corning 1,000 R&D and manufacturing of insulation products
IBM 970 Client center for analytics services
Vertiv 921 Development of power equipment for industrial and data centers
Mettler-Toledo 800 HQ and manufacturing of precision instruments company
OCLC 746 Data and network management for libraries, museums, archives
CenturyLink 686 Telecommunications back office, customer service, data center
Tech Data 625 IT services, engineering lab
Ashland 595 R&D and production of performance materials
TEKsystems 564 IT services, applications development, network services
Keihin 541 R&D and manufacturing of automotive engine management and climate control systems
g2o 518 IT services, data analytics
DuPont 500 Polymer film and parts production
Nestle 470 Product technology and quality assurance centers for Nestle food brands
Boeing 425 Aerospace radio and navigation system manufacturing and repair
Hexion 222 Manufacturing of specialty chemicals

Largest Foreign Owned Employers

Company FTE Country Operations
Honda 11,077 Japan North America HQ and R&D center, automotive assembly, testing
TS Tech 2,992 Japan North America HQ and R&D center, car seat and door and roof trim manufacturing
Safelite 2,551 Belgium Unit HQ, contact center of car windshield replacement company
DHL 2,192 Germany Americas HQ, logistics services
Teleperformance 1,730 France Customer contact center, business process outsourcing
CareWorks MCO / York Risk Services 1,435 Canada Workers comp administration services
Stanley Electric 1,385 Japan Manufacturing of automotive and motorcycle lighting
Midwest Express 1,183 Japan Logistics services for automotive manufacturers
Hikma 1,026 United Kingdom Pharmaceuticals manufacturing
Mettler-Toledo 800 Switzerland HQ and manufacturing of precision instruments company
Accenture 750 Ireland IT and consulting office
Cardington Yutaka Technologies 725 Japan Manufacturing of automotive drive and exhaust systems and converters
Jefferson Industries Corporation 648 Japan Manufacturing of dashboards, panels, other automotive components
Anheuser-Busch InBev 640 Belgium Beer production and distribution
Anomatic Corporation 632 Germany Innovation center and manufacturing of anodized aluminum packaging
Farmers Insurance 600 Switzerland Insurance back office
BMW Financial Services 562 Germany Automotive financing operations
American Showa 560 Japan Manufacturing and R&D of shock absorbers and power steering systems
Smiths Medical 530 United Kingdom Manufacturing and office of medical device
Nifco 480 Japan Manufacturing of automotive plastic fasteners, buckles, dampers

 

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