Alaska's Largest Employers
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The Trends 100
Alaska’s Largest Private Employers In 2010

In 2011, the Trends 100 employer list was discontinued. Historical articles from 1990 to 2010 are available in the Alaska Economic Trends archives. To access these articles, go to the Trends search Web page and enter "Trends 100" in the search title/subtitle box.

Alaska's 100 Largest
Private Sector Employers in 2010
(July 2011 Alaska Economic Trends)
Rank1 Firm Name Average Monthly
Employment in 20102
1Providence Health & Services 4,000+
2Walmart/Sam’s Club 3,000 to 3,249
3Carrs/Safeway 2,750 to 2,999
4Fred Meyer 2,500 to 2,749
5ASRC Energy Services"
6Trident Seafoods 2,250 to 2,499
7BP Exploration Alaska 2,000 to 2,249
8CH2M HILL 1,750 to 1,999
9NANA Management Services"
10Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC)3 1,500 to 1,749
11Alaska Airlines"
12GCI Communications 1,250 to 1,499
13Banner Health (includes Fairbanks Memorial Hospital)"
14Southcentral Foundation4"
15Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation 1,000 to 1,249
16FedEx"
17ConocoPhillips Alaska"
18Alaska USA Federal Credit Union"
19UPS (United Parcel Service)"
20McDonald’s Restaurants of Alaska 750 to 999
21Wells Fargo"
22Doyon Universal Services"
23Home Depot"
24Alaska Regional Hospital"
25The Alaska Club"
26Icicle Seafoods"
27Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC)"
28Hope Community Resources"
29UniSea"
30Alaska Commercial Company"
31Costco"
32Spenard Builders Supply"
33Lowe’s"
34Alyeska Pipeline Service Company"
35Alaska Communication Systems (ACS) 500 to 749
36First National Bank Alaska"
37Central Peninsula Hospital"
38First Student"
39Westward Seafood"
40Mat-Su Regional Medical Center"
41Alaska Consumer Direct Personal Care "
42Tanana Chiefs Conference"
43PeterPan Seafoods"
44Udelhoven Oilfield System Services"
45Job Ready (ReadyCare)"
46Schlumberger Technologies"
47Maniilaq Association"
48Alaska Hotel Properties (Princess Hotels)"
49Alyeska Resort (includes O’Malley’s on the Green)"
50Ocean Beauty Seafoods 250 to 499
51ASRC Energy Services–Houston Contracting"
52PenAir"
53Fairbanks Gold Mining (Fort Knox)"
54Carlile Enterprises"
55Nabors Alaska Drilling"
56Teck Cominco Alaska (Red Dog Mine)"
57Royal Highway Tours "
58Horizon Lines of Alaska"
59Norton Sound Health Corporation"
60Peak Oilfield Services Company"
61Target"
62Assets"
63Colaska (QAP, SECON, and Exclusive Paving)"
64SMG of Alaska (Sullivan Arena) "
65Rural Alaska Community Action Program"
66North Pacific Seafoods"
67Denali Foods (Taco Bell)"
68Ketchikan General Hospital"
69Doyon/ARAMARK Joint Venture "
70Odom Corporation (Anchorage Cold Storage)"
71Sears"
72North Star Behavioral Health System"
73C Care Services"
74Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation"
75Crowley Marine "
76Era Aviation"
77Halliburton Energy Services"
78Hageland Aviation Services"
79Access Alaska"
80Nordstrom"
81Greens Creek–Hecla Mining Company"
82Hickel Investment Company (Hotel Captain Cook) "
83Tesoro Northstore Company "
84Lithia Motors"
85Holiday Stationstores"
86Chugach Electric Association "
87Westmark Hotels"
88Columbia Sussex (Anchorage Marriott, Hilton Anchorage)"
89Chevron"
90Frontier Community Services"
91NORCON"
92Doyon Drilling"
93Matanuska Telephone Association "
94Pizza Hut"
95AT&T Alascom "
96Pogo Mine"
97Best Buy"
98Salvation Army Alaska Division "
99The Arc of Anchorage"
100International Seafoods (Kodiak Seafood)"

This list is published in the Trends 100 article on pages 5-6.
Footnotes:
1/ When two or more employers had the same number of employees, they were ranked by unrounded employment.
2/ These are ranges that a company’s or organization’s specific employment number falls into: the ranking is based on the specific employment number.
3/ This count excludes approximately 293 of ANTHC’s federal employees.
4/ This count excludes approximately 130 of Southcentral Foundation’s federal employees.

Why employment is in ranges:
Trends 100, the list of companies and organizations in Alaska with the highest average monthly employment, was first published as the top 50 employers in Trends’ July 1987 issue.

Since then, confidentiality restrictions have tightened, and it’s prohibited to release a firm’s actual employment numbers without consent.

Because of the time it would take to obtain each company’s permission, the Trends 100 gives a range for each company’s employment rather than a specific number. However, the ranking system is still based on the specific unpublished employment number.