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Top Employers in Fort Smith, AR 

Industries include health care, logistics, manufacturing, education and more.

By Kevin Litwin on April 4, 2017

Fort Smith
A. T. Bartlett

Education, food processing, health care and manufacturing are some of the major industry sectors in Fort Smith, a city that features a diverse economy. Here are the 10 top employers:

1. Sparks Health System, health care industry, 2,300 employees

2. Mercy Hospital Fort Smith, health care, 2,200

3. Fort Smith Public Schools, education, 2,100

4. OK Foods, chicken food processing, 2,000

5. Baldor Electric Company, electric motors & generators manufacturing, 2,000

6. ArcBest Corporation, trucking and logistics, 1,350

7. University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, education, 1,000

8. Bost Human Development Services, education, 950

9. Golden Living, senior care, 925

10. City of Fort Smith, offices and services, 900


Top 10 Employers in Sebastian County, AR

1. Sparks Health System (multiple locations), health care

2. Mercy Hospital Fort Smith, health care

3. Fort Smith Public Schools, education

4. Baldor Electric Company (multiple locations), motors and generators manufacturing

5. OK Foods (two locations), poultry processing plants

6. Walmart (multiple locations), retail

7. Rheem Manufacturing Company, air-conditioning equipment manufacturing

8. University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, education

9. Golden Living, nursing and convalescent home

10. Gerber Products Company, baby food manufacturing






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