Employment 2021

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 39,589 (August 2021) unemployment 4.0%. 

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 Center1312
Etowah County Board of Education 1275
Koch Foods1040
Riverview Regional Medical Center 789
Walmart (2 locations) 750
Gadsden City School System 693
Gadsden State Community College 532
Tyson Foods 512
City of Gadsden 505
Fehrer Automotive 440
Prince Metal Stamping 385
Etowah County (all departments) 346
McDonald’s (6 locations) 300
Jack’s Hamburgers (8 locations) 276
Johnson’s Giant Foods 270
Choice Fabricators 252
Attalla City School System 200
Encompass Health Rehabilitation 205
Mountain View Hospital 180
Gadsden Health and Rehab 169
Lowe’s Home Improvement 164
Quality of Life Health Services 150
Amedisys Health Care and Hospice 135
Inteva 130
Max Packaging 130
Koller-Craft South 125
McGuffey Health Care 122
Buffalo Rock Company 120
Gadsden Job Corps Center 120
Coosa Valley Health Care 120
Attalla Health Care 110
Cintas 110
Family Savings Credit Union 105
City of Rainbow City 101
Northeast Orthopedic 100
Martin’s Family Clothing (2 locations) 100
Northside Healthcare 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
Elwood Staffing250
Personnel Staffing200
First Choice Personnel Staffing150
Epsco Staffing100