Employment

Present day Etowah County enjoys a vibrant and diverse economy that continues to attract new business and industry. Etowah County’s (Gadsden's MSA) Civilian Labor Force 43,267 (September 2018) unemployment 3.8%. 

Professional Data

  • Medical Doctors: 400
  • Certified Public Accountants: 71
  • Investment Bankers: 37
  • Attorneys at Law: 103
  • Area Educators/Support Staff: 1,917

Major Employers in Gadsden/Etowah County

Major employers are The Goodyear Tire Company, The Gadsden Regional Medical Center, The Etowah County School system, Riverview Regional Medical Center. In addition, Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (4,500 employees) also has a production facility located 30 miles south along I-20 in Lincoln, with in excess of 1,000 of its employees living within the Gadsden MSA.

 

1.  Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Inc. 1698
2.  Etowah County Board of Education 1200
3.  Gadsden Regional Medical Center 1110
4.  Koch Foods 760
5.  Riverview Regional Medical Center 741
6.  Wal-Mart (two locations) 737
7.  Gadsden State Community College 682
8.  Gadsden City School System 626
9.  Inteva Products 580
10.  Keystone Foods 511
11.  City of Gadsden 508
12.  Etowah County Commission (all departments) 346
13.  Fehrer Automotive 332
14.  Quality of Life Health Services 310
15.  Osborn Transportation 285
16.  Jack's Hamburgers (7 locations) 275
17.  Choice Fabricators 265
18.  McGuffey Health Care 250
19.  Gadsden Health and Rehab 250
20.  Attalla City School System 220
21.  Mountain View Hospital 214
22.  Prince Metal Stamping 196
23.  Attalla Health Care 192
24.  HealthSouth Rehab Hospital 176
25.  McCartney Construction Company 175
26.  Amedisys Health Care and Hospice 150
27.  Coosa Valley Health Care 140
28.  Koller-Craft South  137
29.  Max Packaging 128
30.  Johnson's Giant Foods (3 locations) 120
31.  Buffalo Rock Company 120
32.  Cintas 114
33.  Northside Health Care 110
34.  City of Attalla 109
35.  Family Savings Credit Union 105
36.  Dean Sausage Company, Inc. 103
37.  Gadsden Job Corps Center 100
38.  Alabama Power Company 90
39.  Northeast Orthopedic 80
40.  Gadsden Water Works and Sewer Board 77

 

Staffing Agencies 

Employees below are not included in the above data

    Weekly Average
  First Choice Personnel Staffing                      500
  Lyons HR                       500
  ManPower                      350
  Elwood Staffing                      250
  Personnel Staffing                      200