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

By    |   Monday, 13 Apr 2015 12:22 PM

Ohio has been a notable home of manufacturing ever since the Industrial Revolution took off within the United States during the 19th century. Manufacturing employers in Ohio still form a key component in the state's economy.

Still, traditional manufacturing jobs are not the only avenue for Ohio employment. The top five employers in Ohio cover a wide spectrum of industries. They include the following:

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1. Wal-Mart: The retail giant leads all individual private sector companies in terms of the number of employees it has. Wal-Mart owns 173 stores and four distribution centers in Ohio. These facilities employed 50,625 people either part-time or full-time in 2012.

2. Cleveland Clinic: As Ohio's largest healthcare provider, Cleveland Clinic employed 39,300 people in 2012. It was founded in 1921 and is considered to be one of the top five hospitals in the United States. The Cleveland Clinic has ranked number one nationally in cardiac care every year since 1994. It has a $2.7 billion endowment, and annual revenues exceed $4.4 billion.

3. Kroger: Since being founded in Cincinnati in 1883, Kroger has grown to become the nation's largest supermarket chain. Kroger employs 375,000 people in 2,642 stores across 34 states. These stores either operate under the Kroger banner or more than a dozen other store banners owned by the company. Sales from 2013 totaled $98 billion. Thirty nine thousand Kroger employees are Ohio residents.

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4. Mercy Health: This Cincinnati-based healthcare network provides $9 billion in annual economic benefit to Ohio. Since it was founded in 1986, it has grown into one of the largest health systems in the nation with 32,000 employees and 250 healthcare facilities in Ohio and Kentucky, according to the Cincinnati Business Courier. Mercy Health employs 29,600 Ohio residents.

5. Ohio State University: Founded in 1870, the Ohio State University is the state's flagship higher education institution. The public research university boasts a $3.1 billion endowment. It ranks 52nd nationally among universities and is the only public university or college to belong to the Association of American Universities. Ohio State employs more than 29,000 people and brings in millions of dollars annually through its athletic teams.

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