Guide to Nashville's Largest Employers

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Are you thinking about moving to Nashville or the middle Tennessee area? Are you looking to see if Nashville offers any great jobs?

Below is a list of some of largest Nashville employers, and while Nashville offers tons of jobs in hundreds of different fields, the major industries are insurance, banking, printing, and music.

Take a look and see who the largest employers in Nashville are, what jobs are available, and who's hiring.

Armstrong Wood Products

Armstrong is a global leader in the design and manufacture of floors, ceilings, and cabinets.


AT&T is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenues of more than $163 billion. Its core business is wireline communications and its largest customer segment is the retail consumer.


Trade shop offering many services including wire-0, spiral, PUR, and perfect binding.

CBRL Group

Headquartered in Lebanon, Tennessee, it operates 540 full service "country store" restaurants and gift shops which are located in 41 states.

Century II Staffing

Century II is one of the nations' oldest PEOs and is recognized as Tennessee's leader in outsourced human resource services. 

Corrections Corp of America

CCA is the leading private sector provider of detention and corrections services to federal, state and local governments.

CJ Advertising

Founded in 1994, CJ Advertising is the largest full-service direct response advertising firm exclusively serving personal injury attorneys in the United States. They provide media placement, The Web, public relations, production, and graphic design services for more than 30 clients in 50-plus markets nationwide from California to New York.


CNA is the seventh largest U.S. commercial insurer and the 14th largest U.S. property & casualty insurer.

Christian LifeWay Resources

LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention is one of the world's largest providers of Christian products and services.

Clopay Plastic Products

Clopay Plastic Products Company is a leader in the development and production of the embossed barrier and breathable plastic films for the healthcare and hygienic markets as well as specialty graphics arts films.

Coca-Cola Bottling

Founded in 1886, the Coca-Cola Company is the world's leading manufacturer, marketer, and distributor of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups.


Dell is the world's leading computers systems company.

Electrolux Home Products

Manufacturer of Name Brand home and commercial appliances. With a presence in more than 100 countries, Electrolux is a truly international company, which gives opportunities to succeed and professionally grow.


Gannett is the USA's largest newspaper group in terms of circulation. The company's 99 daily newspapers in the USA have a combined daily paid circulation of 7.6 million.


Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center - the largest non-gaming in-hotel facility in the continental United States.


Genesco is a marketer of branded footwear and accessories to customers with clearly identifiable lifestyles through all the channels of distribution where they buy their footwear and accessories.

Home Depot

The Home Depot Companies offer a full spectrum of retail opportunities for friendly, outgoing individuals at all skill levels.

Hospital Corporation of America

HCA is the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, has 190 hospitals and 200 outpatient centers.


IBM Global Services, the largest Information Technology services provider in the world, integrates IBM's broad range of services, hardware, software and research to help meet the IT needs of a wide range of companies.


Ingram Book Group is the world's largest wholesale distributor of book product.


The Kroger Co. spans many states with store formats that include grocery and multi-department stores, convenience stores and mall jewelry stores.

Lowes Home Improvement

A career in retailing isn’t for everyone. You have to be driven, want to work hard, deal with and be with people. You also have to be able to deal with success. Lowe's success has made us a Fortune 50 corporation with 160,000 employee-owners whose job is to help make our customers' lives easier.

Middle Tennessee State University

MTSU is the fastest growing university in Tennessee with a student enrollment of 19,000.


Nissan is the maker of fine autos.


O'Charley's Inc. operates O'Charley's restaurants in 16 states in the Southeast and Midwest.

Primus Automotive Financial Services

PRIMUS Financial Services is a full-service automotive resource providing a comprehensive range of services for automobile dealers and their customers.

Purity Dairies

For 75 years Purity Dairies has set the highest standards by investing the extra time, cost and effort to ensure the freshest, best-tasting premium milk products.

Randstad North America

Randstad is the fourth-largest staffing organization in the world, with more than 2,320 offices in 16 countries across Europe and North America.


National chemical manufacturer of sodium aluminum phosphate and sodium hypophosphite used in manufacturing processes.

Saint Thomas Health Services

Nashville area hospital devoted to Healing with Love in the Christian Tradition.

Sara Lee Bakery Group

Sara Lee Corporation is a global manufacturer and marketer of high-quality, brand-name products for consumers throughout the world.

State Water Heaters

A leading manufacturer of energy efficient water heaters.

The State of Tennessee

Go to their website to find additional information about state jobs in their organization. Visit the Department of Personnel. for complete information about jobs statewide.

Texas Boot Inc.

Manufacturers of J.Chisholm, Laredo Boots, Men's and Women's apparel and children's shoes.

Tyson Foods

The world's largest provider of chicken, beef, and pork products.

United Parcel Service

The world's largest global transportation company, operating in more than 200 countries and territories and employing 370,000 people worldwide.

US Smokeless Tobacco Mfg.

USSTC is the leading producer and marketer of the only growing segment of the U.S. tobacco industry, moist smokeless tobacco.


Vanderbilt University Medical Center has built a strong reputation as a leader in medical education, research and patient care throughout the Southeast and the nation over the course of its 127-year history.


Visteon serves automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and the aftermarket. Its consumer-driven technologies are focused in three key areas—electronics, interiors, and climate control.

Vought Aircraft Industries

Vought Aircraft has a proven track record of developing and manufacturing aerostructures of superior quality and value for military and commercial use worldwide.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc

National retail marketer featuring a great selection of high-quality merchandise, friendly service and, of course, Everyday Low Prices.

Werthan Packaging

Werthan Packaging a maker of printed pet food bags, utilizes its human and material resources for maximum productivity and superior service. Every step taken in the production of their packaging is crucial to meeting the highest quality standards.

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