Largest Employers

Company County Total Employees Description
Covenant Health Regional        11,357 Health care system
Knox County Schools Knox          9,558 Public education system
The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Knox          8,959 State university
Y-12 National Security Complex Roane          7,800 Refurbishing nuclear weapon components and storage and recycling of nuclear material.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Regional          6,863 Discount stores and wholesale clubs
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Roane          5,772 Research and Development
University of Tennessee Medical Center (UHS) Knox          5,387 Health care system
Clayton Homes, Inc. Regional          5,047 Manufactured and modular homes; financier & insurer of manufactured homes
DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc. Blount          5,000 Advanced automotive components and systems
Dollywood Co./Dollywood Splash Country Sevier          4,500 Theme park and water park
K-VA-T Food Stores (Food City)  Regional          4,227 Grocery stores and pharmacies
State of Tennessee - Regional Offices Knox          3,176 State administrative offices
Sevier County Schools Sevier          3,000 Local public education system
Tennova Healthcare Regional          2,900 Health care system
Blount Memorial Hospital Blount          2,722 Area hospital
Kroger Co. Regional          2,621 Grocery stores
Knox County Government Knox          2,600 County government
Tanger Five Oaks Sevier          2,500 Retail
Blount County Government Blount          2,430 County government
Team Health, Inc. Knox/Blount          2,260 Health care providers
City of Knoxville Knox          2,136 Municipal government
UCOR Roane          2,122 Engineering, environmental management & clean-up
Yum! Brands RSC Regional          1,908 Fast food restaurants 
East Tennessee Children's Hospital Knox          1,838 Area children's hospital
Blount County Schools Blount          1,700 Public education system
Summit Medical Group, PLLC Regional          1,700 Primary care physician group
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. Regional          1,626 Restaurants and general stores
McGhee Tyson ANG Base Blount          1,609 Air National Guard unit
Pilot Flying J Regional          1,491 Retail convenience stores and travel centers
CVS Caremark Corp. Knox          1,477 Drugstores and pharmaceutical distribution
U.S. Postal Service Knox          1,470 Mail service
United Parcel Service (UPS) Knox          1,450 Shipping and delivery operation
Copper Cellar Corp. Knox          1,402 Full-service restaurants
Lowe's Home Improvement Regional          1,375 Home improvement warehouses and building supplies
Darden Restaurants Regional          1,340 Full-Service Restaurants: Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, Cheddar's
The Home Depot, Inc. Regional          1,290 Home improvement warehouses and building supplies
Roane County Schools Roane          1,257 Public education system
Burleson Brands Regional          1,250 Full-service restaurants: Aubrey's, Sunspot, Bistro by the Tracks, Barley's Taproom, Stefano's Pizza
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Knox          1,232 Regional power authority & development agency
Jewelry Television  Knox          1,211 Satellite-based gem/jewelry home-shopping cable network
JTEKT Automotive TN-Vonore Co. Monroe          1,200 Automotive steering systems
Jefferson County Schools Jefferson          1,184 Public school system
Arconic Blount          1,100 Aluminum beverage can sheets
Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) Knox          1,073 Local utilities provider
Pellissippi State Technical Community College Knox          1,063 Two-year technical community college.
Anderson County Schools Anderson           1,050 public education system
Target Corp. Regional          1,045 Discount stores
Warner Bros. Discovery Knox          1,035 Cable networks - HGTV, Food Network, Do-It-Yourself, Fine Living & GAC
Connor Concepts Regional             950 Full Service Restaurants: The Chop House, Connor's Steaks & Seafood
Quality Home Health Knox             946 Health Services - home health providers
Monroe County Schools Monroe             942 Public school system
Eagle Bend Manufacturing Anderson             941 Manufactures auto body parts
SL Tennessee Anderson             913 Manufacture gear shift assemblies, park brake levers, head & rear lights
Keurig Green Mountain  Knox             900 Manufacturer/distributor of single-cup beverages & brewers
Newell Rubbermaid Blount             900 Manufacturing - plastic office accessories
Vanderbilt Mortgage & Finance Blount             900 Manufactured homes financing
Sitel Anderson/Knox             855 Global customer interaction solutions provider
Maryville City Schools Blount             842 Government - Public School System
Charles Blalock & Sons, Inc. Sevier             840 Hot and cold mix asphalt; ready-mix concrete
Oak Ridge Associated Universities Anderson             833 University consortium, partnerships between scientific research, government & industry
Aisin Automotive Casting Tennessee Inc. Anderson             828 Manufacture, casting, machining & assembly of timing chain covers, pistons, pumps, VVT's
ADT Security Services Knox             822 Residential home security monitoring center
21st Mortgage Corp. Knox             800 Financing and servicing of manufactured home loans
Sea Ray Boats, Inc. Knox/Monroe             779 Fiberglass pleasure boats
Union County Schools Union             743 Public school system
Loudon County Schools Loudon             730 public education system
Wilderness in the Smokies Sevier             718 Hotel & water park complex
American Book Co. Knox, Jefferson             700 Wholesale trade - books
Malibu Boats Loudon             700 Manufactures wakeboard boats
Kimberly-Clark Corp. Knox/Loudon             687 Paper towels and bath tissue
Oak Ridge City Schools Anderson             680 Local public education system
City of Sevierville Sevier             650 Municipal government
Sevier County Government Sevier             650 County government
Grainger Co Schools Grainger             635 Public education system
Hillcrest Healthcare Communities, Inc. Knox             625 Long-term care, assisted living, short-term & long-term rehab services
Labor Exchange, Inc. Knox             620 Service - temp staffing agency
Cellular Sales Knox             612 Service - largest Verizon wireless dealer
Mastercraft Boat Co Monroe             605 Manufacturing - fiberglass leisure boats
Leidos Engineering Anderson             577 Engineering, energy management & clean/renewable energy consulting
Carlex Glass Co. Monroe             558 Manufactures automotive glass
Accenture Hospitality Services Blount             550 Financial shared services center for Marriott International, Inc.
Collier Restaurant Group Sevier             544 Restaurant operations, management
Comcast Knox             540 Cable, internet and phone customer support
U.S. Cellular Corp. Knox             535 Cell phone, data systems and customer service center
Roane County Government Roane             509 Municipal government
Anderson County Government Anderson             507 County government
Fee Hedrick Family  Entertainment Sevier             501 Entertainment attractions
AT&T, Inc. Regional             500 Telecommunications provider - telephone and internet.
Bush Brothers & Co Knox, Jefferson             500 Manufacturing-Bush Beans and pet food
Commercial Vehicle Group Monroe             500 Manufactures seats for heavy trucks & motorcoaches
G.C. Services Knox             500 Service-financial services customer service center, collection agency
Monterey Mushrooms, Inc. Loudon             500 Mushrooms
Ole Smoky Distillery Sevier             500 Moonshine and whiskey
Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union Knox             495 Credit union
Radio Systems Corp Knox             494 Manufactures pet containment & training products
City of Oak Ridge Anderson             480 Municipal government
Roane State College Regional             468 2 year community college
Shoffner Kalthoff Knox             464 Construction - mechanical & electrical contractor
Truist Bank Regional             462 Banks (SunTrust and BB&T)
Yamaha Jet Boat Manufacturing Monroe             460 Manufactures sport boats
Siemens Healthcare Knox             457 Clinical imaging, preclinical & biomarker solutions
Crete Carrier Corp Loudon             450 Transportation - trucking
FedEx (Express, Freight & Ground) Knox             450 Package distribution - motor freight
Ripley's in the Smokies Sevier             450 Ripley's area attractions
ORNL Federal Credit Union Regional             447 Credit union
Lenoir City Schools Loudon             437 Public school system
Johnson University Knox             430 4 year private college
Loudon County Government Loudon             430 Municipal government
Broadway Electric Service Knox             429 Construction - electrical contractor
Havco Wood Products Monroe             420 Manufactures laminated wood floors for trucks
City of Pigeon Forge Sevier             415 Municipal government
Regions Financial Corp Regional             411 Banks
Carlstar Group Anderson             400 Manufacturing-industrial pneumatic tires for lawn, garden, heavy commercial vehicles
Custom Foods of America Knox             400 Frozen foods
DeRoyal Industries Knox             400 Manufactures medical devices and healthcare products
Elavon Knox             400 Electronic payment, processing service center
Knoxville Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Knox             400 Bottling and soft drink distribution
Lifetime Products, Inc. Knox 400 Plastic kayaks and playground equipment
Science applications International Corp. (SAIC) Anderson             399 Science & engineering consulting, energy, national security
Home Federal Bank Regional             398 Banks
Axle Logistics Knox             384 Service – advanced third-party logistics
Exedy America Corp.  Knox             380 Automotive parts - torque converters
Maryville College Blount             366 4 year private college
EdFinancial Services Knox             363 Student loan processing
Nashua Corp. Jefferson              360 Paper rolls and labels
Tombras Knox             360 Full-service independent advertising agency 
City of Maryville Blount             353 Municipal government
Hubbell Lenoir City Loudon             351 Polymer Concrete products
Stokely Hospitality Enterprises Sevier             350 Full service restaurants, resorts: Applewood Farmhouse Grill; Leconte Lodge; Edgewater Hotel; Baskin Robbins
YMCA of East Tennessee Regional             350 Service - non-profit community organization
City of Gatlinburg Sevier             346 Municipal government
Great Smoky Mtns National Park Regional             338 Government - National Park
Bass Pro Shops Sevier             336 Sporting goods store
Michael Dunn Center Roane             330 Social, Residential, Day and Therapeutic Services for Children and Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Carson-Newman University Regional             320 four year private college
Great Dane Scott             318 Flat bed trailers
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area & Amusement Park Sevier             316 Entertainment attractions
Jacobs Engineering Group Anderson             315 Engineering Services
Tennier Industries Scott             315 Clothing
Techmer PM LLC Anderson             310 Plastic additives and compounds
Pepsi Beverages Co Knox             305 Manufacturing & transportation-soft drink bottling & distribution
Total Transportation of Mississippi Loudon             305 Transportation - trucking
Whirlpool Corp Knox             305 Appliance repair customer repair center; service center
HT Hackney Co. Knox, Roane             302 Transportation - wholesale grocery distribution
Answer Financial Inc Knox             300 Insurance customer service center
Bandit Lites Knox             300 Full service design, management and producer of live events, theatrical productions, and live shows. 
Melaluca, Inc. Knox             300 Manufactures detergents, dental care, nutritional supplements, personal care
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Sevier             290 National Park
SSW Advanced Technologies (Gemtron) Monroe             280 Tempered and decorative glass
DWK Life Sciences Roane             277 Manufactures laboratory glassware
Travelers Insurance Knox             277 Personal lines insurance sales & service
Knoxville News Sentinel Knox             275 Newspaper publishing
Skier's Choice Blount             270 Ski boats
Flowers Baking Co. of Knoxville Knox             269 Breads, rolls, snack cakes
Best Buy Co.  Regional             265 Electronics & appliances stores
K12 Inc Blount             265 Virtual homeschooling academy support contact center
LSI (Lending Solutions, Inc.) Knox             265 Loan servicing and training center
Reinhart Foodservice ,LLC Blount             265 Distributor of general line groceries to resaurants
Tenneco (Federal-Mogul) Sevierville Sevier             263 Manufactures automotive engine valves
Viskase Corporation Loudon             260 Synthetic meat casings
House-Hasson Hardware Knox             256 Transportation - hardware distribution
Tate & Lyle Loudon             254 Manufactures bio-products, corn syrup, ethanol
Camellia Home Health of East TN Knox             250 Home healthcare
Cirrus Aircraft Blount             250 Service – personal private plane training
and vision center
EnergySolutions Roane             250 Service – nuclear waste processing &
Gold's Gym Knox             250 Health club & fitness centers
Norfolk Southern Corp. Knox             250 Railroad freight serving 22 states
Protomet Loudon             250 Manufactures products for marine industry
Sonoco Products Company Cocke             250 Paperboard cores
Takahata Precision America Scott             250 Plastic automotive parts
US Foods, Inc Blount             250 Transportation-wholesale grocery distribution
Sysco Knoxville Knox             230 Restaurants, hotels, schools, hospitals food distribution
Averitt Express Knox             223 Transportation - trucking
KaTom Restaurant Supply Sevier             215 Wholesale distributor of restaurant equipment, supplies
England Furniture Claiborne             200 Furniture manufacturer
Lisega Sevier              164 Pipe Hangers


Source: Book of Lists, community websites 2023