A Guide to Miami's Largest Employers

Finding a Job in South Florida

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Looking for a job in South Florida can be a daunting task.  If you're currently unemployed, underemployed, or just looking for a fresh start, this list of the largest employers in our region can help you get started.  It includes direct links to their employment listings, allowing you to bypass the job websites and put your resume directly in the hands of the hiring manager.

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    The Miami Dade County Public School system is the area's largest employer, offering positions to over 50,000 local residents and they hire much more than just teachers. In addition to the instructional positions you might expect, the school system employs a large number of administrators, technologists and service staff. All positions are posted on the Miami Dade Schools Job Site.

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    Our county government is our second largest employer, offering positions to 32,000 individuals. County jobs range from transportation and communications to the administrative positions that keep our government functioning on a daily basis. 

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    The federal government is our region's third largest employer and offers positions ranging from military support to national park rangers and healthcare professionals. All federal jobs are listed on the USA Jobs website.

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    If you haven't gotten a sense of the theme already, government jobs are big in South Florida! The Florida State government rounds out the top four, which consists entirely of public sector employers. The state government offers numerous position in our region, including scientific, public safety and healthcare posts.

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    Publix Supermarkets

    The Publix supermarket chain is the largest private sector employer in our region. With stores located throughout South Florida, Publix has a wide variety of positions and employs over 11,000 people. Positions available include store management, store staff, pharmacy positions and administrative/logistics staff for their back-of-house operations. 

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    Running the region's largest healthcare system is very similar to running a small city! Careers at Baptist Health Systems include the healthcare fields you'd expect, along with maintenance, food service, technology and related fields required to keep their hospitals and clinics running.

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    Just behind Baptist Health in size, the Jackson Health System also ranks among the top employers in Miami. Our region's public hospital has locations throughout the county and employs a wide variety of staff to keep them serving our community. 

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    As with our local hospitals, the University of Miami runs a city within our city.  With their main campus in Coral Gables and healthcare locations throughout the region, the University of Miami hires a large number of local residents to keep the teaching and research mission running. 

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    American Airlines operates an international hub in Miami, requiring a large amount of staff support. Employees in the region operate the airline's facilities at Miami International Airport and also provide marketing and administrative support throughout the region.

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    Alorica (formerly Precision Response Corporation) operates a series of call centers in South Florida. The sheer volume of call center operators they employ pushes them into the top ten employers list. Most of the positions available at Alorica are entry-level, but management and technical positions are also often posted on the careers website.