Employment 2023

Present-day Etowah County enjoys a vibrant and diverse economy that continues to attract new businesses and industries. Etowah County’s (Gadsden’s MSA) Civilian Labor Force 39,020 (April 2023) unemployment 1.9%. 

Major Employers in Gadsden/Etowah County

Major employers are The Gadsden Regional Medical Center, The Etowah County School system, and Koch Foods. 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 2,000 of its employees living within the Gadsden MSA.

Gadsden Regional Medical Center 1220
Etowah County Board of Education1132
Koch Foods1040
Riverview Regional Medical Center 900
City of Gadsden 900
Walmart (2 locations) 750
Gadsden City School System 638
Gadsden State Community College 542
Tyson Foods 512
Fehrer Automotive 440
Prince Metal Stamping 385
Jack’s Hamburgers (8 locations) 300
Etowah County (all departments) 289
Johnson’s Giant Foods 270
Quality of Life Health Services 260
Choice Fabricators 252
McDonald’s (6 locations) 250
Attalla City School System 219
Encompass Health Rehabilitation 200
Gadsden Health and Rehab 168
Lowe’s Home Improvement 164
Koller-Craft South 160
Mountain View Hospital 159
McGuffey Health Care 140
Inteva 130
Northside Healthcare 130
Max Packaging 130
Attalla Health Care 125
Gadsden Job Corps Center 123
Buffalo Rock Company 120
Family Savings Credit Union 117
Cintas 110
City of Rainbow City 107
Northeast Orthopedic 100
Martin’s Family Clothing (2 locations) 100
Amedisys Health Care and Hospice 95
City of Attalla 94
Coosa Valley Health Care 90
Alabama Power Company 90
CG & J Inc. 90

Staffing Agencies 

Employees below are not included in the above data

Weekly Average
Elwood Staffing250
Personnel Staffing200
First Choice Personnel Staffing150
Epsco Staffing100