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Atlanta’s Best – The Top 25 Employers

1 Delta Air Lines; Delta Air Lines, Inc. is a major American airline, with its headquarters and largest hub at Hartsfield- Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia.

2 Wal-Mart Stores Inc; Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., d.b.a. Wal-Mart, is an American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of discount department stores and warehouse stores.

3 Emory University / Emory Healthcare; Staffed exclusively by Emory University School of Medicine faculty who also are members of the Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital is one of the nation’s leading hospitals in cardiology and heart surgery, cancer, neurology and more.

4 DeKalb County Government & Schools; DeKalb County School District is the third largest district in the state of Georgia. The district serves nearly 99,000 students with over 13,400 employees.

5 AT&T; AT&T Inc. is an American multinational telecommunications corporation. It is the second largest provider of mobile telephone and the largest provider of fixed telephone in the United States, and also provides broadband subscription television services.

6 Publix Supermarkets; Publix Super Markets are the largest and fastest-growing employee-owned supermarket chain in the United States.

7 Cobb County School District; The school district includes all of Cobb County except for the Marietta City Schools. Cobb County School District is among the largest in the United States, with a 2014 enrollment of 111,751. It has 13,371 employees, 7,103 of whom are teachers.

8 City of Atlanta Government & Schools; Atlanta Public Schools enrolls 55,000 students in 106 schools, some of which are operated as charter schools.

9 United States Postal Service – Atlanta District; The Postal Service has the country’s largest retail network — larger than McDonald’s, Starbucks and Wal-Mart combined, domestically.

10 The Coca-Cola Co.; The Coca-Cola Company is an American multinational beverage corporation and manufacturer, retailer and marketer of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups, which is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia

11 The Home Depot; The world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, with one stop shopping, is available in all 50 states.

11 Southern Company; The Southern Company is an American electric utility holding company based in the southern United States. It is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

12 WellStar Health System; WellStar Health System is a not-for-profit system providing comprehensive care in northwest Metro Atlanta.

13 UPS (United Parcel Service); One of the largest shipment and logistics companies in the world, UPS is the American global package delivery company headquartered in Sandy Springs. UPS delivers more than 15 million packages a day to more than 6.1 million customers in more than 220
countries and territories around the world.

14 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or
abroad, are chronic or acute,curable or preventable, humanerror or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

15 Clayton County Public Schools; Clayton County Public Schools is a public school district located in Jonesboro. With over 50,823 students, CCPS is the fifth largest school district in Georgia and is ranked among the 100 largest school systems in the U.S.

16 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company;  Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company is known for building the finest military aircraft in the world. This recognition was earned through relentless
research and development of high-performance aircraft and by continuously seeking innovative and low-cost design
and manufacturing strategies. 17 Bank of America; Bank of America is an American multinational banking and financial services company and is the second largest bank holding company in the United States by assets.

18 SunTrust Banks Inc; Atlanta-based SunTrust provides deposit, credit, trust and investment services to a broad range of retail, business and institutional clients. Other subsidiaries provide mortgage banking, asset management, securities brokerage, and capital market services.

19 Cox Enterprises; Cox Enterprises, Inc. is a privately held media conglomerate. Cox Enterprises consists of Cox
Communications (cable, broadband), Cox Media Group (newspapers, TV, radio stations) and Cox Automotive (Manheim car auctions, AutoTrader.com). The company remains familyowned. 20 Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.; American media conglomerate and subsidiary of Time Warner, managing the collection of cable networks and properties initiated or acquired by “Ted” Turner during the 1970s. TBS, Inc. merged with Time Warner and now operates as a semi-autonomous unit of Time Warner.

21 Northside Hospital; Northside Hospital is a 455-bed, notfor- profit, full-service community hospital with more than 1450 physicians on staff.

22 Piedmont Healthcare; For more than a century, Piedmont Healthcare has been a recognized leader in delivering expert care. Last year, Piedmont served nearly two million patients -performing over 44,000 surgeries, delivering 8,000 babies, providing 471,695 outpatient encounters, completing 235 organ transplants and handling nearly 250,000 emergency room visits.

23 Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a not-for-profit organization, is committed to enhancing the lives of children through excellence in patient care, research and education. Managing more than half a million patient visits annually at three hospitals and over 35 neighborhood locations.

24 Georgia Institute of Technology; The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation’s top research universities. There are nearly 1,000 full-time instructional faculty and more than 21,500 undergraduate and graduate students.

25 Southwest Airlines / AirTran Airways; Southwest Airlines Co. is a major U.S. airline and the world’s largest low cost carrier. The airline has nearly 46,000 employees as of December 2014 and operates more than 3,400 flights per day.

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