Sioux Falls top-10 employers led by growing healthcare giants

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Sanford Health Corporate Headquarters in Sioux Falls, S.D.(Photo: Joe Ahlquist / Argus Leader)Buy Photo

The healthcare industry continues to dominate the employment scene in the Sioux Falls region, adding hundreds of workers over the past year.

Data collected by the Sioux Falls Business Journal shows Sanford Health and Avera Health kept their top spots, respectively, in a ranking of the area’s largest employers.

The Business Journal compared data it collected in January with data from the Sioux Falls Development Foundation in January 2017.

Sanford (No. 1) grew its workforce to 9,600 employees, up from 8,992 last year. Avera (No 2) employs 7,011, down several hundred workers from 7,284 last year.

Smithfield’s John Morrell (No. 3) operations grew its workforce over the last year, adding about 200 workers to employ 3,600.

Citi (No. 7) dropped from 2,100 employees a year ago to 1,800. Others whose workforces declined included The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society (No. 10), which dropped to 1,257 from 1,446, dropping Good Sam out of ninth place to last on the top-10 list.

A number of employers held their workforce numbers steady. Wells Fargo employs 2,730 (No. 6) employees, Hy-Vee (No. 5) has 3,000 employees, the Sioux Falls School District (No. 4) employs about 3,200 and the Walmart/Sam’s Club (No. 8) workforce numbers about 1,600.

Top 10 employers in Sioux Falls

Sanford USD Medical Center (Photo: Submitted ./ Sanford Health)

1. Sanford Health

1305 W. 18th St., sanfordhealth.org

What it does: Integrated health care system of hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and health insurance

Employees in MSA: Approx. 9,600 (7,400 full time)

Top executive in Sioux Falls: Kelby Krabbenhoft, president and CEO

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The Avera McKennan Clinic on Cliff Avenue south of 69th Street (Photo: Joe Ahlquist / Argus Leader)

2. Avera Health

3900 W. Avera Drive, avera.org

What it does: Hospital system and teaching facility that offers a full range of medical services and health insurance

Employees in MSA: 7,011 (6,963 full time)

Top executive in Sioux Falls: John Porter, president and CEO

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Smithfield Foods in Sioux Falls. (Photo: Argus Leader file photo)

 

3. Smithfield Foods

1400 N. Weber Ave., smithfieldfoods.com

What it does: Pork processing

Employees in MSA: 3,600 (3,600 full time)

Top executive in Sioux Falls: Mark Wiggs, general manager

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Students at Terry Redlin Elementary School eat lunch in 2014. (Photo: Joe Ahlquist / Argus Leader)

4. Sioux Falls School District

201 E. 38th St., sf.k12.sd.us

What it does: Largest public school system in the state

Employees in MSA: 3,250 total staff (2,555 full time)

Top administrator: Brian Maher, superintendent

The Hy-Vee located at the corner of 26th Street and Sycamore Avenue in Sioux Falls. (Photo: Jeremy Fugleberg / Sioux Falls Business Journal)

 

5. Hy-Vee

Seven locations in Sioux Falls, hy-vee.com

What it does: Grocery stores

Employees in MSA: 3,007 (729 full-time)

Top executive in Sioux Falls: Wes Snook, district vice president, northwest district

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Wells Fargo Bank in downtown Sioux Falls. (Photo: Argus Leader file photo)

6. Wells Fargo

101 N. Phillips Ave., wellsfargo.com

What it does: Full-service banking, other financial services

Employees in MSA: 2,730 (2,660 full time)

Top executive in Sioux Falls: Corey Heaton, region bank president

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The sign on the Citi campus in northeast Sioux Falls. (Photo: Argus Leader file photo)

7. Citi

701 E. 60th St. N., citigroup.com

What it does: Credit card processing and other services

Employees in MSA: 1,800 (1,600 on-site, 200 remote from home)

Top executive in Sioux Falls: Rick Nath, site president

Walmart, at 3209 S. Louise Ave. in Sioux Falls. (Photo: Jeremy Fugleberg/ Sioux Falls Business Journal)

8. Walmart/Sam’s Club

Five locations in Sioux Falls,

walmart.com, samsclub.com

What it does: Retail

Employees in MSA: Approx. 1,600

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9. City of Sioux Falls

City Hall, 224 W. Ninth St.,

siouxfalls.org

What it does: Government

Employees: 1,564 (1,243 full time)

Top official: Mayor Mike Huether

The national campus of the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society. (Photo: Submitted photo)

10. The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society

4800 W. 57th St., good-sam.com

What it does: Senior care, housing, services

Employees in MSA: Approx. 1,257

Top executive in Sioux Falls: David J. Horazdovsky, president and CEO

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