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) current labor force is 44,131 (July 2017) unemployment 4.9%. 

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 1142
4.  Koch Foods 760
5.  Gadsden State Community College 742
6.  Wal-Mart (two locations)   737
7.  Gadsden City School System 635
8.  Riverview Regional Medical Center 600
9.  Inteva Products 580
10.  Keystone Foods 507
11.  City of Gadsden 504
12.  Etowah County Commission (all departments) 349
13.  Fehrer Automotive 332
14.  Quality of Life Health Services 310
15.  Osborn Transportation 285
16.  Choice Fabricators 265
17.  McGuffey Health Care 250
18.  Gadsden Health and Rehab 250
19.  Jack's Hamburgers (7 locations) 245
20.  Mountain View Hospital 225
21.  Attalla City School System 220
22.  Prince Metal Stamping 196
23.  HealthSouth Rehab Hospital 185
24.  Attalla Health Care 180
25.  McCartney Construction Company 175
26.  Koller-Craft South 160
27.  Amedisys health Care and Hospice 150
28.  Coosa Valley Health Care 143
29.  Max Packaging 128
30.  Johnson's Giant Foods 121
31.  Northside Health Care 120
32.  Buffalo Rock Company 119
33.  Cintas 105
34.  Family Savings Credit Union 101
35.  Gadsden Job Corps Center 100
36.  City of Attalla 99
37.  Alabama Power Company 93
38.  Dean Sausage Company 93
39.  Northeast Orthopedic 75
40.  Gadsden Water Works and Sewer Board 75

 

Staffing Agencies 

Employees below are not included in above data

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