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Top 5 Employers in Minnesota: Which Companies Have the Most Jobs?

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By    |   Friday, 10 Apr 2015 06:19 AM

Minnesota isn’t much different than many other states in that the state and federal governments play a major role in providing jobs for citizens. Health care also is influential in Minnesota, as expected. But there’s one outlier in the North Star State and it’s a recognizable name in the state. Let’s take a look at the top five employers in Minnesota, with all numbers coming from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development website.

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1. State of Minnesota

The State of Minnesota is the largest of the employers in Minnesota, providing jobs for 40,208 individuals in the state.

2. The United States Federal Government

Divisions of the federal government have hired 34,000 Minnesotans to do the work of the people.

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3. Mayo Foundation

The world-famous Mayo Clinic and Mayo Health, based in Rochester, Minnesota, touts that it employs more than 3,300 physicians, scientists and researchers. They are part of a verified 32,893 employees, according to the state. Mayo Health touts itself as a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education.

4. Target Corporation

Target started as a discount store branch of the Dayton Company, and the first Target location opened May 1, 1962 in Roseville, Minnesota, according to the company’s website. Target brought in $1.97 billion in net earnings for 2013 according to reports on the company’s website.

The state of Minnesota reports that 30,500 people are employed by the retailer, which touts more than 371,000 employees worldwide. Fortune Magazine honored Target as No. 22 on its list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” list in 2013.

Target’s headquarters are located in downtown Minneapolis in the Nicollet Mall, a 12-block stretch that hosts shopping, entertainment and many of the city’s oldest buildings. While some of Target’s employees spend their time at that location, there are also 75 Target retail stores in the state according to the store locator option on Target.com.

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5. Allina Health System

Allina Health employs 23,302 people, according to the state, and its headquarters are located in Minneapolis. The system covers Minnesota and some of western Wisconsin with more than 90 clinics, 13 hospitals (one of which is in Wisconsin) and 16 pharmacies, according to allinahealth.com.

The not-for-profit system had a net operating revenue of $3.4 billion in 2013 and there were 112,973 inpatient hospital admissions during that year.

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Minnesota isn't much different than many other states in that the state and federal governments play a major role in providing jobs for citizens. Health care also is influential in Minnesota, as expected. But there's one outlier in the North Star State.
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