Major Employers in the Rochester area

The numbers below reflect full and part-time employees. (2017)

Please note that this list is not all inclusive and represents a snapshot of business and industry in the Rochester area.

Major Employer Number of Employees Website
Mayo Clinic 34,660
IBM 2,791
Rochester Public Schools 2,727
City of Rochester 1,291
Olmsted County 1,279
Olmsted Medical Center 1,249
McNeilus Truck & Manuf. 1,214
Charter Communications 902
Kahler Hotels 680
Seneca Foods (252 regular) 652 (400 are seasonal)
Crenlo 600
Benchmark Electronics 562
RCTC 500
Federal Medical Center 450
Reichel Foods 450
Samaritan Bethany, Inc. 375
Cardinal of Minnesota, Ltd. 425
Hiawatha Homes 420
Kemps 364
McNeilus Steel, Inc. 364
Halcon 300
Pace Dairy 280
Think Mutual Bank 270
Rochester Meat Company 250
Rochester Catholic Schools 250
Ability Building Center 220
Wells Fargo 214
Home Instead Senior Care 211
Home Federal Savings Bank 211
Rochester Post Office 195
Schmidt Printing 195
Geotek 180
Himec 154
Lawrence Transportation Co. 150
Strongwell Corporation 150
Zumbro Valley Mental Health 150
Superior Mechanical Systems 150
Families First of Minnesota 145
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. 127
Tuohy Furniture 122
Post Bulletin Company 110
Land O’ Lakes 100
Associated Milk Producers, Inc. 86


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