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10 biggest employers in Richmond

Learn about the companies who employ the most Richmonders, by the numbers.


Top employers in Richmond include banking and healthcare industries. | Photo by @aerial_virginia

As the capital of Virginia, Richmond is vital to the region’s economy — and several companies are definitely taking advantage of our ideal location. We analyzed the list of the largest employers in the metro area from the Greater Richmond Partnership.

Health systems are three of the metro area’s biggest job providers. Bon Secours, VCU Health, and HCA Virginia are all in the top four. Capital One is also a major player in Richmond.

Let’s explore by the numbers.

🏥 VCU Health System
13,500 employees | Healthcare | Richmond City

See their careers page for job listings — VCU is looking for healthcare professionals as well as a security officer, supply chain supervisors, and a child care aide.

💸 Capital One Financial
13,000 employees | Financial services | Goochland

From their office in Goochland, Capital One employs thousands of Richmonders. The bank holding company is based out of McLean, VA and is looking to fill jobs.

🏥 HCA Virginia Health System
11,000 employees | Healthcare | Chesterfield

HCA operates a network of six hospitals and four emergency centers in the Greater Richmond area. They are hiring nurses, therapists, technicians and more.

🏥 Bon Secours Richmond
8,416 employees | Healthcare | Henrico

Bon Secours is a nonprofit Catholic health system based in Marriottsville, MD. There are open positions in the city and surrounding counties.

🐏 Virginia Commonwealth University
7,832 employees | Public university | Richmond City

Together with the health system, VCU employs 23,208 people. 2,441 of those positions are full-time faculty members. Check out the job page for openings.

💡 Dominion Energy
5,433 employees | Energy | Richmond City

Headquartered in Richmond, Dominion supplies electricity and natural gas to several regions. Check out local jobs on their page — they even have a few entry level and intern positions.

💸 Truist
4,549 | Banking | Richmond City

SunTrust and BB&T merged in 2019 to become Truist, which serves ~10 million consumer households nationally. Check out the job page for openings.

📦 Amazon
4,100 | Retail | Chesterfield

The online retailer adds even more jobs during the holiday season. Check out the job page for openings.

💨 Altria Group
3,850 | Tobacco Products | Henrico

Altria owns Philip Morris USA and has equity investments in Anheuser-Busch and JUUL Labs. Check out the job page for openings.

🪙 Federal Reserve Bank Richmond
2,700 | Federal Reserve Banking | Richmond City

The Richmond Fed is one of 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks. Check out the job page for openings.

The list goes on — to click here to check out the full lineup in April 2022 from the Greater Richmond Partnership.

This article was updated in Sept. 2022.

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