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Greater Chattanooga, TN, Top Employers

Chattanooga, TN is known for its manufacturing, but its job opportunities extend far beyond its industries' doors.

By Bill McMeekin on June 29, 2016

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The Greater Chattanooga Region is strategically located in the Southeast and has gained national and international recognition for its commitment to growing businesses. While traditionally known for manufacturing, today, its highly diverse economy encompasses much more. The Chattanooga, TN area has a highly diverse economy with major industry sectors in automotive production, advanced manufacturing, transportation and logistics, food production and insurance services.  Top employers in Chattanooga and the surrounding area include Erlanger Health System, Unum, McKee Foods and Volkswagen. Here is a list of non-government top employers in the Chattanooga area:

              Employer                            Full-time employees/Part-time employees
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee: 5,970/39
Erlanger Health System: 4,759/416/953-Temp/PRN
Hamilton County Department of Education: 4,548/1,191
Tennessee Valley Authority: 3,519
Volkswagen Chattanooga: 3,100
McKee Foods: 2,900
Unum: 2,800
CHI Memorial: 2,516/381
Amazon.com.dedc LLC: 2,289/492
City of Chattanooga: 2,279/391
Hamilton County Government: 1,844
Roper: 1,800
Astec Industries: 1,528
Cigna Healthcare: 1,350/25
Parkridge Medical Center Inc.: 1,278/139 


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