Major Employers in the Rochester area

The numbers below reflect full and part-time employees. (2018)

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 35,249
IBM 2,791
Rochester Public Schools 2,830
City of Rochester 1,328
Olmsted Medical Center 1,296
Olmsted County 1,283
McNeilus Truck & Manuf. 1,200
Charter Communications 896
Crenlo 600
Seneca Foods (241 regular) 568 (327 are seasonal)
Benchmark Electronics 562
RCTC 500
Cardinal of Minnesota, Ltd. 480
Kahler Hotels        450
Reichel Foods 450
Federal Medical Center 420
McNeilus Steele, Inc. 404
Samaritan Bethany, Inc. 375
Halcon 330
Kemps 329
Hiawatha Homes 314
Pace Dairy 295
Think Mutual Bank 285
Rochester Meat Company 269
Rochester Catholic Schools 250
Home Instead Senior Care 247
Rochester Post Office 225
Ability Building Center 220
Wells Fargo 214
Schmidt Printing 195
Home Federal Savings Bank 187
Geotek 180
Zumbro Valley Health Ctr 165
Lawrence Transportation  150
Strongwell Corporation 150
Superior Mechanical Systems 150
Families First of Minnesota 145
Himec 145
Tuohy Furniture 130
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. 127
Kerry Bio-Science 125
Post Bulletin Company 97
Land O’ Lakes 100
Associated Milk Producers, Inc. 100
Post Bulletin Company 97


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