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Kansas' Top Employers

Below are a list of the top employers in the following Kansas cities:

Kansas City
Lawrence
Manhattan
Olathe
Overland Park
Salina
Shawnee
Topeka
Wichita

As a Kansas business program graduate, these companies and public organization are highly qualified candidates to offer you employment. These are all well-respected and time-honored businesses capable of offering stable employment with large salaries and great benefits for those with the capabilities to efficiently and effectively manage their organizations.

Kansas City Top Employers

Kansas City Organizations # of Employees
DST Systems Inc. >5,000
Ford Motor Company >5,000
Hallmark Cards, Inc. >5,000
Health Midwest >5,000
St. Luke’s-Shawnee Mission Health Systems >5,000
Sprint Corporation >5,000
Employing 3,000-4,999 >5,000
Honeywell International Inc. >5,000
Black & Veatch >5,000
City of Kansas City >5,000
AT&T >5,000
Southwestern Bell Telephone >5,000
Trans World Airlines, Inc. >5,000
BGM Industries 1,500-2,999
KU Medical Center 1,500-2,999
Bank of America 1,500-2,999
Children’s Mercy Hospital 1,500-2,999
Harrah’s North Kansas City Casino 1,500-2,999
Citicorp Credit Services Inc. 1,500-2,999
Jackson County 1,500-2,999
Kansas City Power & Light Co. 1,500-2,999
Kansas City Police Department 1,500-2,999
North Kansas City School District 1,500-2,999
Truman Medical Center 1,500-2,999
American Century Investments 1,500-2,999
UMB Financial Corp./UMB Bank 1,500-2,999
University of Missouri- Kansas City 1,500-2,999
Farmland Industries Inc. 975-1,499
Bayer Corp., Agriculture 975-1,499
Burns & McDonnell Engineering 975-1,499
State Street 975-1,499
Fortis Benefits Insurance Co. 975-1,499
Metropolitan Community Colleges 975-1,499
Shook Hardy & Bacon 975-1,499
Vanguard Airlines 975-1,499
Payless Cashways, Inc. 975-1,499
Butler Manufacturing 975-1,499
Park Hill School District 975-1,499

*Source: Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City

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Lawrence Top Employers

Lawrence Organizations # of Employees
The University of Kansas 9,396
Pearson Government Solutions 1,800
Lawrence Public Schools 1,710
City of Lawrence 1,250
Lawrence Memorial Hospital 1,200
Hallmark Cards, Inc. 760
The World Company 600
Baker University 593
Amarr Garage Doors 588
K-Mart Distribution Center 452
DCCCA Center 425
Berry Plastics 406
Douglas County 370
Allen Press 365
Lawrence Paper Company 350
Community Living Opportunities, Inc. 300
Hamm Companies 270
Sauer Danfoss 250
Cottonwood Incorporated 248
Haskell Indian Nations University 218
Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center 180
Astaris 165
Westar Energy 164
DST, Inc. 135
Del Monte Foods 135

*Source: Lawrence, KS Chamber of Commerce

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Manhattan's Top Employers

Manhattan Organizations # of Employees
Kansas State University 5,896
Fort Riley Civilian Personnel 5,540
USD #383 2,283
Mercy Regional Health Center 950
Auth-Florence Manufacturing 512
GTM Sportswear 420
Farm Bureau & Affiliated Services 295
The McCall Pattern Company 200
Parker Hannifin Corp 195
Grain Marketing & Production Research Center 155

*Source: Manhattan Economic Development

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Olathe's Top Employers

Olathe Organizations # of Employees
Olathe District Schools  3,717
Olathe Medical Center 1,500
Farmer's Insurance Group 1,900
Garmin International 1,375
Honeywell 1,200
TransAM Trucking 1,000
Encore Receivables Management 900
Sysco Foods of Kansas City. Inc. 725
FAA / Air Traffic Control Center 570
Marley Cooling Towers 330
xpedx 165
Electrolux Construction Technologies 200

*Source: Olathe Chamber of Commerce

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Overland Park's Top Employers

Overland Park Organizations # of Employees
Sprint Nextel  9,600
Embarq 5,000
Shawnee Mission School District 3,620
Blue Valley School District 2,700
Shawnee Mission Medical Center 2,700
Black & Veatch Engineers 2,250
Overland Park Regional Medical Center 2,000
City of Overland Park 1,380
YRC Worldwide 1,000
Universal Underwriters Group 900

*Source: Overland Park Convention and Visitors Bureau

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Salina's Top Employers

Salina Organizations # of Employees
Schwan Food Company - Tony's Pizza > 2000
Phillips Lighting > 500
Exide Battery > 500
Great Plains Manufacturing > 500
Eldorado - National > 500
Raytheon Aircraft > 500

*Source: City of Salina, Kansas

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Shawnee's Top Industries

Shawnee Industry Type # of Employees
Professional & Business Services 3,820
Retail 3,635
Manufacturing 3,480
Health Care & Social Services 3,360
Education 2,680
F.I.R.E 2,525
Construction & Natural Resources 2,065
Information 1,940
Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities 1,880
Wholesale Trade 1,635
Leisure & Hospitality 1,510
Other Services 1,175
Public Administration 975
Other 125

*Source: Shawnee Economic Development Council

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Topeka's Top Employers

Topeka Organizations # of Employees
State of Kansas  8.402
City of Topeka 1,400
U.S. Government 1,256
Shawnee County 1,100
Topeka USD #501  2,538
Washburn University 1,651
Auburn-Washburn USD #437 1,000
Seaman USD #345 597
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co  1,600
Payless ShoeSource 1,600
Jostens Printing and Publishing 1,000
Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. 838
Frito-Lay, Inc. 803
Reser's Fine Foods 765
Hallmark Cards, Inc 725
Target 650
Del Monte Pet Products 260
Innovia Films, Inc. 220
Stormont-Vail HealthCare  3,100
St. Francis Health Center 1,800
Colmery-O'Neil VA Hospital 920
United Methodist Homes 555
Midwest Health 550
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas  1,817
Security Benefit Group of Companies 571
Commerce Bank & Trust 370
Burlington Northern Santa Fe  1,100
Westar Energy 783
AT&T Inc. 459
WalMart Superstore (2 stores)  923
Dillons 761
HAC (Falleys & Food 4 Less) 411
McDonald's 375
Walgreens 288

*Source: Topeka Chamber of Commerce

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Wichita's Top Employers

Wichita Organizations # of Employees
Cessna Aircraft Co.  9,393
Spirit AeroSystems Inc. 9,300
Hawker Beechcraft 6,259
Via Christi Health System 4,810
Boeing Integrated Defense Systems Wichita 3,700
Bombardier Aerospace Learjet 2,577
Koch Industries Inc. 2,000
Wesley Medical Center 1,659
York International 1,100
Wichita Clinic PA 1,043
Cargill 975
The Coleman Company, Inc. 962
T-Mobile USA Inc. 869
AT&T Communications Inc. 757
Cox Communications, Inc. 730
INTRUST Bank, 697
Bank of America 650
CNH America LLC 644
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. 630
Engenio Information Technologies, Inc. 605
Westar Energy 542
Love Box, Inc. 520
Precision Pattern, Inc. 512
CCH, A Wolters Kluwer Business 500
Protection One 465

*Source: Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition

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