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Fresno Top Employers

Major Employers in Fresno are:

  1. Aetna US Healthcare – health insurance call center
  2. Gottschalks – corporate HQ
  3. Grundfos pumps – pump manufacturing
  4. Pelco – security equipment manufacturing
  5. Sun Maid Growers – raisin processing
  6. The Gap – distribution center

• May 2002 – Sinclair Systems relocate their North American headquarters and manufacturing operations from Campbell, California to Fresno. Sinclair currently labels over 75% of the world’s commercially labeled fruit and vegetables. – Reason for moving to Fresno: Reduced overhead, affordable housing

• Feb, 2002 - Rayovac Corporation decided to relocate its Hayward, California, distribution operations to a 50,960 sq. ft. facility in Fresno County. Rayovac markets the number one selling rechargeable brand and is the world leader in hearing aid batteries with nearly a 60% worldwide market share. Rayovac chose Fresno due to its central location, UPS’ Next Day Service, Fresno’s affordable cost of living and a plentiful workforce.


• Small businesses thrive in Fresno - Over 86% of establishments employ 0-20 people.

Top 10 Employers in Fresno County
Top 10 Employers # of Employees
1. Fresno Unified School District 10,000
2. County of Fresno 6,492
3. Community Medical Centers 5,500
4. Clovis Unified School District 4,000
5. City of Fresno 3,131
6. Zacky Farms 2,500
7. Saint Agnes Medical Center 2,400
8. Children’s Hospital of Central California 2,200
9. Foster Farms 2,100
10. Internal Revenue Service 2,039