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Employment 2022

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 38,841 (August 2022) unemployment 3.3%. 

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.

Etowah County Board of Education1275
Gadsden Regional Medical Center1220
Koch Foods1040
Riverview Regional Medical Center 750
Walmart (2 locations) 750
Gadsden City School System 693
City of Gadsden 658
Gadsden State Community College 553
Tyson Foods 489
Fehrer Automotive 434
Prince Metal Stamping 385
Jack’s Hamburgers (8 locations) 300
Etowah County (all departments) 298
Johnson’s Giant Foods 270
McDonald’s (6 locations) 250
Choice Fabricators 243
Attalla City School System 225
Encompass Health Rehabilitation 200
Gadsden Health and Rehab 168
Lowe’s Home Improvement 164
Quality of Life Health Services 160
Mountain View Hospital 159
Attalla Health Care 155
McGuffey Health Care 140
Amedisys Health Care and Hospice 130
Inteva 130
Northside Healthcare 130
Max Packaging 125
Koller-Craft South 125
Gadsden Job Corps Center 125
Buffalo Rock Company 120
Coosa Valley Health Care 120
Family Savings Credit Union 119
Cintas 110
City of Rainbow City 106
Northeast Orthopedic 100
Martin’s Family Clothing (2 locations) 100
City of Attalla 92
Alabama Power Company 90
Dean Sausage Company, Inc. 80

Staffing Agencies 

Employees below are not included in the above data

Weekly Average
ManPower350
Elwood Staffing250
Personnel Staffing200
First Choice Personnel Staffing150
Epsco Staffing100