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Top employers in Hamilton County

A majority of the biggest employers in Hamilton County are either government-owned or nonprofit companies. The biggest employers and the number of workers they have in Hamilton County in 2015 are:

1. Hamilton County school system, county public schools, 5,992 employees

2. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, not-for-profit health insurer, 4,479 employees

3. Tennessee Valley Authority, federal utility, 3,739 employees

4. Erlanger Health System, nonprofit hospital, 3,977 employees

5. Memorial Health Care System, nonprofit hospital, 3,267 employees

6. Unum Group, disability insurer, 2,800 employees

7. McKee Foods, cakes and cookies bakery, 2,750 employees

8. 10. City of Chattanooga, municipal government, 2,681 employees

9., distribution center, 2,487 employees

10. Volkswagen, auto assembly plant, 2,372 employees

Source: Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, Major Employees list, 2015. Number include both full- and part-time employees at the time of the survey.