Top Employers for Florida's Popular Colleges
|Publix ||6.8% |
|Lockheed Martin Corp. ||6.3% |
|Amazon ||4.1% |
|Disney ||3.3% |
|Deloitte ||2.9% |
|Baptist Health ||2.9% |
|PricewaterhouseCoopers ||2.8% |
|University of South Florida ||2.8% |
|Ernst and Young ||2.8% |
|Bank of America ||2.7% |
The top ten employers shown above represent various strengths of Florida’s economy. Florida’s biggest industry, especially before the pandemic, was tourism, so it is no surprise that Disney, with its network of theme parks, resorts, and cruises would recruit in the state.
Lockheed Martin’s strong showing is likely a product of Florida’s importance for United States defense interests and space exploration. The state is home to a half dozen Air Force bases, NASA’s Cape Canaveral space shuttle launch site, and is the headquarters of the U.S. military’s Southern Command, responsible for operations in South and Central America.
Meanwhile, Miami is considered one of the top financial services cities for the U.S. and even for parts of Latin America. It makes sense that top banking and consulting firms would have a large presence in the state, and would need to recruit heavily to fill those offices.
More generally, the top ten recruiters represented in the table speak to the range of top-flight companies across a breadth of diverse industries competing for Florida’s graduates.