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2017-12-15 03:44:08 AM  
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Colorado.  We have to talk.  I mean, Manufacturing, Universities, Health Care Systems, even Supermarkets and Mass Market Retail kind of make sense.  MGM for Nevada isn't even surprising.

But a farking airport?  That's your biggest employer?
 
2017-12-15 04:02:39 AM  

davidphogan: But a farking airport? That's your biggest employer?


Everyone else is selling weed. Or smoking it.

/Or both
 
2017-12-15 04:32:23 AM  
W-M is the largest private employer in Murica, something like 2,300,000 employees.
 
2017-12-15 04:36:16 AM  
For profit healthcare that no one can afford?
 
2017-12-15 04:37:03 AM  
So service industries then. Pretty well like everywhere else.
 
2017-12-15 04:44:27 AM  
How can there be 190,000 university employees in California?
 
2017-12-15 04:52:24 AM  
I was expecting a different company for Oregon.
 
2017-12-15 04:54:26 AM  

wildcardjack: How can there be 190,000 university employees in California?


https://www.universityofcalifornia.ed​u​/uc-system/parts-of-uc
 
2017-12-15 04:54:51 AM  

davidphogan: [img.fark.net image 850x645]

Colorado.  We have to talk.  I mean, Manufacturing, Universities, Health Care Systems, even Supermarkets and Mass Market Retail kind of make sense.  MGM for Nevada isn't even surprising.

But a farking airport?  That's your biggest employer?


Bet it pays better than Walmart.
 
2017-12-15 05:56:15 AM  
Now do one where you multiply the # of employees by their average salary.... top 10 of those in your state are the ones you should give a shiat about.
 
2017-12-15 06:08:40 AM  
I would have assumed that the biggest employer in Nevada is the company that hires immigrants to pass out Adult entertainment flyers on the Las Vegas Strip.
 
2017-12-15 06:21:08 AM  

sinko swimo: W-M is the largest private employer in Murica, something like 2,300,000 employees.


Welcome to fark, where making it to the first paragaph is beyond the call of duty!
 
2017-12-15 06:43:45 AM  
Walmart is also responsible for a lot of jobs in trucking. Been several years, but I was at a meeting when their General Counsel was speaking and said that most of the freight on the highways after Halloween was Walmart freight. Not just their own trucks. Hunt, Swift, Schneider, and Werner, too.
 
2017-12-15 06:44:40 AM  

sinko swimo: W-M is the largest private employer in Murica, something like 2,300,000 employees.


Most would be surprised that their median hourly wage is close to $15/hour.  Having said that, between WalMart and Manpower raising the minimum wage or mandating health care has been very difficult since WalMart is famous for arranging compensation that is just below the local welfare limit so the state pays.  Manpower's entire business model is based on skimming workers benefits minus a small margin to save the host company a little money, forcing workers into state medicaid.
 
2017-12-15 06:52:55 AM  

davidphogan: [img.fark.net image 850x645]

Colorado.  We have to talk.  I mean, Manufacturing, Universities, Health Care Systems, even Supermarkets and Mass Market Retail kind of make sense.  MGM for Nevada isn't even surprising.

But a farking airport?  That's your biggest employer?


I'd have expected the aerospace companies, like ball
 
2017-12-15 06:53:43 AM  

Fizpez: Now do one where you multiply the # of employees by their average salary.... top 10 of those in your state are the ones you should give a shiat about.


Gee, what happens when the GOP pulls the plug on the ACA, cuts Medicaid spending, and both cuts spending on and heavily taxes higher education?  It's almost as if that would be suicide for the majority of states economies.  One might also speculate that GDP would go down or something.
 
2017-12-15 06:58:30 AM  
I took a cross country road trip this past summer and stopped in Bentonville, Arkansas, to see the first Walmart store and the Walmart museum. One thing I noticed is that Walmart must really take care of their corporate executives, because Bentonville was beautiful and seemed pretty upper class (at least for Arkansas).And the Walmart museum...well, they actually preserved Sam Walton's office on the day he died in 1992, with everything (newspapers, papers, pens, phones, coffee cups, etc.) left exactly where Sam left them, with the whole office now behind plexiglass for future generations to come and worship.
 
2017-12-15 07:17:56 AM  

The High Llama: I took a cross country road trip this past summer and stopped in Bentonville, Arkansas, to see the first Walmart store and the Walmart museum. One thing I noticed is that Walmart must really take care of their corporate executives, because Bentonville was beautiful and seemed pretty upper class (at least for Arkansas).And the Walmart museum...well, they actually preserved Sam Walton's office on the day he died in 1992, with everything (newspapers, papers, pens, phones, coffee cups, etc.) left exactly where Sam left them, with the whole office now behind plexiglass for future generations to come and worship.


The mould in the coffee cups must have been epic...
 
2017-12-15 07:31:48 AM  

Northern: Fizpez: Now do one where you multiply the # of employees by their average salary.... top 10 of those in your state are the ones you should give a shiat about.

Gee, what happens when the GOP pulls the plug on the ACA, cuts Medicaid spending, and both cuts spending on and heavily taxes higher education?  It's almost as if that would be suicide for the majority of states economies.  One might also speculate that GDP would go down or something.


10 million Americans lost their homes in the Great Recession. Sounds like prime real estate time.
 
2017-12-15 07:35:03 AM  

wildcardjack: How can there be 190,000 university employees in California?


Easily, that's how.

/worked for a major research university in the Midwest
//HERP DERP ADMINISTRATIVE BLOAT
///librul indoctrination, etc.
 
2017-12-15 08:13:05 AM  

davidphogan: [img.fark.net image 850x645][View Full Size image _x_]

Colorado.  We have to talk.  I mean, Manufacturing, Universities, Health Care Systems, even Supermarkets and Mass Market Retail kind of make sense.  MGM for Nevada isn't even surprising.

But a farking airport?  That's your biggest employer?


They need a lot of people to maintain the Illuminati-controlled system of bunkers built under the airport.

This is an actual conspiracy theory.
 
2017-12-15 08:15:02 AM  
If your reaction was "Wow, Walmart controls A LOT of the country," you'd be right. mathmatically illiterate.

It even says that Walmart employs about a million people, which is a third-of-a-percent of the population.  They just happen to be the biggest single employer, there are a lot of employers.

By the same reasoning, dumbArticleAuthor, I assume you think that truck drivers control America, since that's the modal job title in a huge portion of the states too.
 
2017-12-15 08:18:03 AM  
Washington State is the ONLY state where a company that actually makes stuff is the largest employer.  I'll bet a map like this from 1960 would show half the states, or more, with a manufacturer as largest employer.

Oh, Wakefern Food in New Jersey is a cooperative whose members own Shoprite Supermarkets.  The stores are individually owned, and the store owners hold shares in Wakefern.  It's been around since the 1940s and a business model that can successfully compete with Walmart.
 
2017-12-15 08:28:30 AM  
New map show the largest private employer in each US state

FTFY, subby.  In most of those states the state government (not even including local governments) is a larger employer.
 
2017-12-15 08:31:52 AM  

davidphogan: [img.fark.net image 850x645]

Colorado.  We have to talk.  I mean, Manufacturing, Universities, Health Care Systems, even Supermarkets and Mass Market Retail kind of make sense.  MGM for Nevada isn't even surprising.

But a farking airport?  That's your biggest employer?


I was arrow electronics for years. And yet I don't know a soul who has ever worked there in Denver.
 
2017-12-15 08:33:13 AM  

loonatic112358: davidphogan: [img.fark.net image 850x645]

Colorado.  We have to talk.  I mean, Manufacturing, Universities, Health Care Systems, even Supermarkets and Mass Market Retail kind of make sense.  MGM for Nevada isn't even surprising.

But a farking airport?  That's your biggest employer?

I'd have expected the aerospace companies, like ball


Ball? They make beer cans.

If you've ever worked with them in any money spending capacity, you'll get that joke.
 
2017-12-15 08:38:54 AM  

Northern: sinko swimo: W-M is the largest private employer in Murica, something like 2,300,000 employees.

Most would be surprised that their median hourly wage is close to $15/hour.  Having said that, between WalMart and Manpower raising the minimum wage or mandating health care has been very difficult since WalMart is famous for arranging compensation that is just below the local welfare limit so the state pays.  Manpower's entire business model is based on skimming workers benefits minus a small margin to save the host company a little money, forcing workers into state medicaid.


AKA socialism for the Owners.
 
2017-12-15 08:47:31 AM  

holdmybones: loonatic112358: davidphogan: [img.fark.net image 850x645]

Colorado.  We have to talk.  I mean, Manufacturing, Universities, Health Care Systems, even Supermarkets and Mass Market Retail kind of make sense.  MGM for Nevada isn't even surprising.

But a farking airport?  That's your biggest employer?

I'd have expected the aerospace companies, like ball

Ball? They make beer cans.

If you've ever worked with them in any money spending capacity, you'll get that joke.


no, no I have not

Did some stuff with a small robotics company up that way, and was discussing why there was so much aerospace in the region, ball was brought up
 
2017-12-15 08:51:49 AM  

loonatic112358: holdmybones: loonatic112358: davidphogan: [img.fark.net image 850x645]

Colorado.  We have to talk.  I mean, Manufacturing, Universities, Health Care Systems, even Supermarkets and Mass Market Retail kind of make sense.  MGM for Nevada isn't even surprising.

But a farking airport?  That's your biggest employer?

I'd have expected the aerospace companies, like ball

Ball? They make beer cans.

If you've ever worked with them in any money spending capacity, you'll get that joke.

no, no I have not

Did some stuff with a small robotics company up that way, and was discussing why there was so much aerospace in the region, ball was brought up


They have Ball aerospace and Ball corp who are separate entities (think glass jars for Corp - now they make cans). When they need to buy something they pretend they're a single business and like to forget the aerospace side as they proclaim "but we just make beer cans. We're poor". It's a fun dance that everyone kind of smiles through.
 
2017-12-15 08:59:51 AM  

Manfred J. Hattan: New map show the largest private employer in each US state

FTFY, subby.  In most of those states the state government (not even including local governments) is a larger employer.


In New Jersey municipal jobs are some of the best paying jobs in the state.  Where else can a guy who barely managed to graduate from high school get a job that pays $190K a year?  Don't believe me?  My mother lives in a one-square-mile Podunk that has its own 20 man Police Department.  The chief of police, a guy who graduated from a manual trades high school, 'earns' $192K a year.
 
2017-12-15 09:13:55 AM  

davidphogan: [img.fark.net image 850x645][View Full Size image _x_]

Colorado.  We have to talk.  I mean, Manufacturing, Universities, Health Care Systems, even Supermarkets and Mass Market Retail kind of make sense.  MGM for Nevada isn't even surprising.

But a farking airport?  That's your biggest employer?


I can believe it. Hatsfield-LaToya Jackson (The ATL) employs about 10,000 people directly, not to mention the Delta and Southwest employees. Hell, it's the only reason the South Side suburbs even exist.
 
2017-12-15 09:36:33 AM  

Harry_Seldon: wildcardjack: How can there be 190,000 university employees in California?

https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu​/uc-system/parts-of-uc


And that's just the University of California system.  We also have the Cal State system, dozens of community colleges, and a whole shiatload of private schools.
 
2017-12-15 09:43:52 AM  

davidphogan: [img.fark.net image 850x645][View Full Size image _x_]

Colorado.  We have to talk.  I mean, Manufacturing, Universities, Health Care Systems, even Supermarkets and Mass Market Retail kind of make sense.  MGM for Nevada isn't even surprising.

But a farking airport?  That's your biggest employer?


It takes a lot of manpower to hide the alien ships stationed under the airport.
 
2017-12-15 09:46:14 AM  
There are a lot of state universities on that map of "private" employers.
 
2017-12-15 09:51:29 AM  

jaytkay: There are a lot of state universities on that map of "private" employers.


Hospitals too.
 
2017-12-15 09:53:51 AM  
I had no idea that the U of C was private.
 
2017-12-15 10:23:49 AM  

Fissile: Manfred J. Hattan: New map show the largest private employer in each US state

FTFY, subby.  In most of those states the state government (not even including local governments) is a larger employer.

In New Jersey municipal jobs are some of the best paying jobs in the state.  Where else can a guy who barely managed to graduate from high school get a job that pays $190K a year?  Don't believe me?  My mother lives in a one-square-mile Podunk that has its own 20 man Police Department.  The chief of police, a guy who graduated from a manual trades high school, 'earns' $192K a year.


New Jersey is worse than most states, and that's saying something.  Forget the state employees, your point is the big problem.  They have to have more municipalities per 1000 residents than anyplace on earth.  Every dinky commuter town has its own Board of Ed, Police Department, road maintenance departments, mayors, sometimes even courts.  The state could probably shave a third off its education budget and never fire a teacher just by telling each county that it gets one and only one Board of Education.
 
2017-12-15 10:25:50 AM  

wildcardjack: How can there be 190,000 university employees in California?


You obviously don't know how many UC campuses there are.
 
2017-12-15 10:31:23 AM  

Beerguy: wildcardjack: How can there be 190,000 university employees in California?

You obviously don't know how many UC campuses there are.


Almost like it's a statewide, state-run system and not a private employer.
 
2017-12-15 11:41:28 AM  
Is this counted by absolute number of human beings employed by said company, or FTEs? Wal-Mart employs a shiatload of people, but not many actually work many hours.

DNRTFA
 
2017-12-15 11:48:08 AM  
So... there are more people working at Denver International Airport than there are growing weed in Colorado?

Right.
 
2017-12-15 11:59:21 AM  

caira: The High Llama: I took a cross country road trip this past summer and stopped in Bentonville, Arkansas, to see the first Walmart store and the Walmart museum. One thing I noticed is that Walmart must really take care of their corporate executives, because Bentonville was beautiful and seemed pretty upper class (at least for Arkansas).And the Walmart museum...well, they actually preserved Sam Walton's office on the day he died in 1992, with everything (newspapers, papers, pens, phones, coffee cups, etc.) left exactly where Sam left them, with the whole office now behind plexiglass for future generations to come and worship.

The mould in the coffee cups must have been epic...


Mould?
 
2017-12-15 12:18:27 PM  

Ixnay on the ottenray: caira: The High Llama: I took a cross country road trip this past summer and stopped in Bentonville, Arkansas, to see the first Walmart store and the Walmart museum. One thing I noticed is that Walmart must really take care of their corporate executives, because Bentonville was beautiful and seemed pretty upper class (at least for Arkansas).And the Walmart museum...well, they actually preserved Sam Walton's office on the day he died in 1992, with everything (newspapers, papers, pens, phones, coffee cups, etc.) left exactly where Sam left them, with the whole office now behind plexiglass for future generations to come and worship.

The mould in the coffee cups must have been epic...

Mould?


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You rang?

At least they don't have Fleas....
 
2017-12-15 12:22:31 PM  
Why does the University of Nebraska employ 16,157 employees and U of Iowa has 24,598?
 
2017-12-15 12:26:00 PM  
Fissile:

Oh, Wakefern Food in New Jersey is a cooperative whose members own Shoprite Supermarkets.  The stores are individually owned, and the store owners hold shares in Wakefern.  It's been around since the 1940s and a business model that can successfully compete with Walmart.

ShopRite stores are awesome. Their regular prices are kind of meh depending on the owner/operator, but the loss leaders they offer weekly are simply amazing. I'm getting semi-name brand detergent, batteries, paper goods, and other odds and ends for only a few bucks (or less with coupons and such) on an almost weekly basis, and at least a couple good food items. Walmart doesn't even come close.
 
2017-12-15 12:37:14 PM  
Bet if they counted full time employees it would look a lot different.
 
2017-12-15 01:24:26 PM  
Walmart in Florida may be the largest employer, but not the largest number of workers.  Every time I go to a Walmart I regret it as none of the employees are to be found.

30 or 40 cash registers - maybe 3 open.  Shelves empty and no one restocking. Big bins with junk just poured in them. 1 person working in electronics. Huge sections of the store (toys, hardware, outdoors), not a single employee in sight.
 
2017-12-15 01:58:43 PM  

davidphogan: [img.fark.net image 850x645][View Full Size image _x_]

Colorado.  We have to talk.  I mean, Manufacturing, Universities, Health Care Systems, even Supermarkets and Mass Market Retail kind of make sense.  MGM for Nevada isn't even surprising.

But a farking airport?  That's your biggest employer?


This map has a different definition of "private" than, um, the dictionary does.  IE, the University of California is owned by the State of California and therefore isn't "private".
 
2017-12-15 01:59:26 PM  

Manfred J. Hattan: New map show the largest private employer in each US state

FTFY, subby.  In most of those states the state government (not even including local governments) is a larger employer.


Incorrect, as others have pointed out.

State university systems have public employees.  Want to know my salary and position?  Go Googles it, I'm there.

/don't work there anymore
 
2017-12-15 02:07:26 PM  

Fissile: Washington State is the ONLY state where a company that actually makes stuff is the largest employer.  I'll bet a map like this from 1960 would show half the states, or more, with a manufacturer as largest employer.


That's because robots are replacing employees at most manufacturing plants rather quickly.

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That is, the US makes 2.5 times as much stuff as it did in 1980, but needs about 40% fewer human workers to do so.  (Foreign imports of stuff have also increased significantly during this period as well, of course-and so have exports.)
 
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