10 biggest employers in Richmond, VA

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 VA, 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

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

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

🏥 HCA Virginia Health System
11,000 employees | Healthcare

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

🏥 Bon Secours Richmond
8,416 employees | Healthcare

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

🐏 Virginia Commonwealth University
7,832 employees | Public university

Check out the job page for openings.

💡 Dominion Energy
5,433 employees | Energy

Headquartered in Richmond, Dominion supplies electricity + 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

Check out the job page for openings.

📦 Amazon
4,100 | Retail

Check out the job page for openings.

💨 Altria Group
3,850 | Tobacco Products

Check out the job page for openings.

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

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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