Some of the biggest Employers in Chatham County

Top Employers in the Healthcare Industry

Memorial Health University: This hospital located in Savannah employs over 5,000 people. With the growth in the suburban areas, there is more and more need for healthcare workers. It is also an academic medical center that serves 35 counties. 

St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System: They are considered the largest healthcare provider in the region. Candler is also the only faith-based and non-profit healthcare institution. They offer a holistic approach that enables patience to become more aware of their personal health. That being said, they still offer the state-of-art technology and comprehensive treatment. They employ over 3,000 people in the area. 

Top Employers in the Retail Industry

Wal-mart: I am sure everyone knows this retailer. They employ over 2,000 people in the area. They offer a wide range of positions and levels of employment.

Kroger: This retail grocery store employs about 1,100 people locally. They also offers many different levels of employment.

Home Depot: The third largest retail employer in the area. They employ over 800 people here.  They deal with home improvements, appliances, hardware, and lumber.

Top Employers in the Manufacturing Industry:

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation: Founded in 1958, this large company’s industrial headquarters in Pooler, Georgia employs over 4,500 people. They manufacture jet aircrafts and aerospace equipment. It is situated near the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport. They have manufactured aircraft for private corporate, government, and private customers. 

Georgia-Pacific Corporation: This company offers many products for not only the home but for businesses. A few of the most popular items are bath tissue, napkins, and paper towels. They employ over 1400 people. 

Other Employers in this area

Georgia Ports Authority is growing leaps and bounds.


JCB - they are a construction equipment manufacturer that has seen tremendous growth and are currently planning an expansion. They are located in Pooler, Georgia along with Gulfstream.

Sysco - They assist in getting food to food service operators for people who eat meals away from home. They offer a wide variety of food and supplies.

Bellsouth - They are a company that deal with phone, internet, and cable.

Owens-Corning - They offer products like roofing shingles, insulation, and building materials.

Pitney Bowes - They deal with product for the postal industry such as postage scales.

International Paper 

Eastman Chemical

Waste Management

R.B. Baker Construction  

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