Top Employers

Polk County Top Employers

* as of May 2023

Publix Super Markets15,361Headquarters, Distribution, Manufacturing and Super Markets
Polk County School Board13,459Administration, Staff and Educators
Lakeland Regional Health6,942Main Hospital and Clinic Operations
Walmart5,523E-commerce, Distribution and Retail Stores
Amazon5,500Prime Air and Fulfillment
Geico3,800Insurance Center
BayCare2,614Main Hospital and Clinic Operations
Polk County Board of County Commissioners2,251All County Operations
City of Lakeland2,000All City Operations
Polk County Sheriff’s Office1,830Administration, Staff and Deputies
Watson Clinic1,797All Clinic Operations
Mosaic1,707Manufacturing and Office Operations
Legoland1,500+Legoland Florida Resort and Hotels
Advent Health1,497Hospital Locations and Services
Polk State College1,250Administration, Staff and Educators
Southeastern University1,072Administration, Staff and Educators
Saddle Creek Logistics1,042Headquarters, 3PL and Distribution
Carpenter Contractors of America1,012Home Product Manufacturing
Lowe’s984Distribution Center
Rooms to Go827Distribution Center
Oakley Transport Inc.823All Logistic Operations
Florida Southern College771Administration, Staff and Educators
Summit Consulting750Operations Center
Advanced Auto Parts615Distribution Center
Consulate Health Care584All Clinic Services
Florida’s Natural Growers575Agricultural, Processing and Manufacturing
SouthState Bank533Headquarters and Financial Services
The Coca-Cola Company500Manufacturing and Bottling Center
Badcock Corp500Headquarters and Distribution
W G Roe & Sons Inc500Agriculture and Shipping Operations
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits500Distribution Center
UPS453Distribution and Logistics
Well Dyne Rx LLC426Southeast Headquarters and Pharmaceuticals
Midstate Machine & Fab.400Industrial Services
Tampa Maid Foods400Food Manufacturing
Mission Foods400Food Manufacturing
Central Florida Health Care385Clinic Locations and Healthcare Operations
R & L Carriers, Inc.357Logistics
Pepperidge Farm355Food Manufacturing
Keymark350Aluminum Product Manufacturing
IGT345Gaming Product Manufacturing
Harrell’s Inc.335Fertilizer Manufacturing
Marriot Vacations330Resort Back Office
Fedex Corporate Services300Distribution and Logistics
Cardinal Health300Distribution and Logistics
Lockheed Martin285Administrative and Finance Services