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         7,241 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
Clayton Homes, Inc. Regional         5,436 Manufactured and modular homes; financier & insurer of manufactured homes
University of Tennessee Medical Center (UHS) Knox         5,290 Health care system
DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc. Blount         4,500 Advanced automotive components and systems
Dollywood Co./Dollywood Splash Country Sevier         4,000 Theme park and water park
K-VA-T Food Stores (Food City)  Regional         3,398 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         2,492 County government
City of Knoxville Knox         2,136 Municipal government
Yum! Brands RSC Regional         2,133 Fast food restaurants 
Team Health, Inc. Knox/Blount         2,000 Health care providers
Pilot Flying J Regional         1,965 Retail convenience stores and travel centers
UCOR Roane         1,949 Engineering, environmental management & clean-up
East Tennessee Children's Hospital Knox         1,838 Area children's hospital
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. Regional         1,706 Restaurants and general stores
Summit Medical Group, PLLC Regional         1,700 Primary care physician group
Blount County Schools Blount         1,694 public education system
McGhee Tyson ANG Base Blount         1,609 Air National Guard unit
The Home Depot, Inc. Regional         1,593 Home improvement warehouses and building supplies
Copper Cellar Corp. Knox         1,576 Full-service restaurants
CVS Caremark Corp. Knox         1,498 Drugstores and pharmaceutical distribution
England Furniture Claiborne         1,450 Furniture manufacturer
United Parcel Service (UPS) Knox         1,450 Shipping and delivery operation
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
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
Roane County Schools Roane         1,100 Public education system
Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) Knox         1,073 Local utilities provider
U.S. Postal Service Knox         1,060 Mail service
Anderson County Schools Anderson          1,050 public education system
Target Corp. Regional         1,045 Discount stores
Pellissippi State Technical Community College Knox         1,043 Two-year technical community college.
Discovery Inc. Knox         1,035 Cable networks - HGTV, Food Network, Do-It-Yourself, Fine Living & GAC
Vanderbilt Mortgage & Finance Blount            994 Manufactured homes financing
Connor Concepts Regional            950 Full Service Restaurants: The Chop House, Connor's Steaks & Seafood
Quality Home Health Knox            946 Health Services - home health providers
SL Tennessee Anderson            913 Manufacture gear shift assemblies, park brake levers, head & rear lights
Kimberly-Clark Corp. Knox/Loudon            904 Paper towels and bath tissue
Arconic Blount            900 Aluminum beverage can sheets
Eagle Bend Manufacturing Anderson            900 Manufactures auto body parts
Keurig Green Mountain  Knox            900 Manufacturer/distributor of single-cup beverages & brewers
Newell Rubbermaid Blount            900 Manufacturing - plastic office accessories
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
21st Mortgage Corp. Knox            800 Financing and servicing of manufactured home loans
Sea Ray Boats, Inc. Knox/Monroe            782 Fiberglass pleasure boats
Commercial Vehicle Group Monroe            763 Manufactures seats for heavy trucks & motorcoaches
Malibu Boats Loudon            700 Manufactures wakeboard boats
Oak Ridge City Schools Anderson            680 Local public education system
Bush Brothers & Co Knox, Jefferson            658 Manufacturing-Bush Beans and pet food
Cellular Sales Knox            650 Service - largest Verizon wireless dealer
Sevier County Government Sevier            650 County government
Techmer PM LLC Anderson            650 Plastic additives and compounds
Roane State College Regional            614 2 year community college
Monroe County Schools Monroe            612 Public school system
Wilderness in the Smokies Sevier            600 Hotel & water park complex
Leidos Engineering Anderson            577 Engineering, energy management & clean/renewable energy consulting
Monterey Mushrooms, Inc. Loudon            573 Mushrooms
Siemens Healthcare Knox            573 Clinical imaging, preclinical & biomarker solutions
Carlex Glass Co. Monroe            558 Manufactures automotive glass
City of Sevierville Sevier            524 Municipal government
U.S. Cellular Corp. Knox            523 Cell phone, data systems and customer service center
Anderson County Government Anderson            507 County government
Jefferson County Schools Jefferson            502 Public school system
Fee Hedrick Family  Entertainment Sevier            501 Entertainment attractions
Accenture Hospitality Services Blount            500 Financial shared services center for Marriott International, Inc.
AT&T, Inc. Regional            500 Telecommunications provider - telephone and internet.
DeRoyal Industries Knox            500 Manufactures medical devices and healthcare products
Ole Smoky Distillery Sevier            500 Moonshine and whiskey
Shoffner Kalthoff Knox            500 Construction - mechanical & electrical contractor
Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union Knox            495 Credit union
City of Oak Ridge Anderson            480 Municipal government
American Book Co. Knox, Jefferson            471 Wholesale trade - books
Truist Bank Regional            471 Banks (SunTrust and BB&T)
Crete Carrier Corp Loudon            450 Transportation - trucking
Exedy America Corp.  Knox            450 Automotive parts - torque converters
FedEx (Express, Freight & Ground) Knox            450 Package distribution - motor freight
Grainger Co Schools Grainger            450 Public education system
Science applications International Corp. (SAIC) Anderson            450 Science & engineering consulting, energy, national security
Loudon County Schools Loudon            447 public education system
Regions Financial Corp Regional            446 Banks
Home Federal Bank Regional            439 Banks
ORNL Federal Credit Union Regional            432 Credit union
Johnson University Knox            430 4 year private college
Loudon County Government Loudon            430 Municipal government
Broadway Electric Service Knox            429 Construction - electrical contractor
Ripley's in the Smokies Sevier            405 Ripley's area attractions
Carlstar Group Anderson            400 Manufacturing-industrial pneumatic tires for lawn, garden, heavy commercial vehicles
Custom Foods of America Knox            400 Frozen foods
EdFinancial Services Knox            400 Student loan processing
Elavon Knox            400 Electronic payment, processing service center
Knoxville News Sentinel Knox            400 Newspaper publishing
Radio Systems Corp Knox            400 Manufactures pet containment & training products
Michael Dunn Center Roane            391 Service-Subcontracting, shredding, recycling, janitorial laundry service, temp service
City of Pigeon Forge Sevier            387 Municipal government
Roane County Government Roane            366 Municipal government
Maryville College Blount            361 4 year private college
Nashua Corp. Jefferson             360 Paper rolls and labels
City of Maryville Blount            353 Municipal government
Mastercraft Boat Co Monroe            352 Manufacturing - fiberglass leisure boats
Hubbell Lenoir City Loudon            351 Polymer Concrete products
G.C. Services Knox            350 Service-financial services customer service center, collection agency
YMCA of East Tennessee Regional            350 Service - non-profit community organization
Great Smoky Mtns National Park Regional            338 Government - National Park
Bass Pro Shops Sevier            336 Sporting goods store
City of Gatlinburg Sevier            336 Municipal government
Gemtron Monroe            332 Tempered and decorative glass
Great Dane Scott            327 Flat bed trailers
Skier's Choice Blount            327 Ski boats
Carson-Newman University Regional            320 four year private college
Jacobs Engineering Group Anderson            315 Engineering Services
Melaluca, Inc. Knox            315 Manufactures detergents, dental care, nutritional supplements, personal care
Tennier Industries Scott            315 Clothing
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
Union County Schools Union            304 Public school system
Answer Financial Inc Knox            300 Insurance customer service center
HT Hackney Co. Knox, Roane            300 Transportation - wholesale grocery distribution
Knoxville Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Knox            300 Bottling and soft drink distribution
US Foods, Inc Blount            300 Transportation-wholesale grocery distribution
DWK Life Sciences Roane            277 Manufactures laboratory glassware
Travelers Insurance Knox            277 Personal lines insurance sales & service
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
Reinhart Foodservice ,LLC Blount            265 Distributor of general line groceries to resaurants
Federal-Mogul Sevierville Sevier            263 Manufactures automotive engine valves
Lenoir City Schools Loudon            262 Public school system
Viskase Corporation Loudon            260 Synthetic meat casings
House-Hasson Hardware Knox            256 Transportation - hardware distribution
Stokely Hospitality Enterprises Sevier            255 Full service restaurants, resorts: Applewood Farmhouse Grill; Leconte Lodge; Edgewater Hotel; Baskin Robbins
Tate & Lyle Loudon            254 Manufactures bio-products, corn syrup, ethanol
Camellia Home Health of East TN Knox            250 Home healthcare
Gold's Gym Knox            250 Health club & fitness centers
Havco Wood Products Monroe            250 Manufactures laminated wood floors for trucks
Norfolk Southern Corp. Knox            250 Railroad freight serving 22 states
Sysco Knoxville Knox            230 Restaurants, hotels, schools, hospitals food distribution
Averitt Express Knox            223 Transportation - trucking
Yamaha Jet Boat Manufacturing Monroe            223 Manufactures sport boats
Hillcrest Healthcare Communities, Inc. Knox            200 Long-term care, assisted living, short-term & long-term rehab services
Takahata Precision America Scott            200 Plastic automotive parts
Lisega Sevier             188 Pipe Hangers
Sonoco Products Company Cocke            171 Paperboard cores

Source: Book of Lists, community websites 2022