Top Private Employers

Rank Company Type Number of Employees
1 Capital One Financial Corp. Credit cards 11,262
2 VCU Health System Health care 9,313
3 HCA Inc. Health care 7,628
4 Bon Secours Richmond Health care 7,136
5 Walmart Retail merchandise 5,605
6 Dominion Resources Inc. Energy 5,433
7 Food Lion Grocery stores 3,963
8 SunTrust Banks Inc. Banking 3,810
9 Altria Group Inc. Cigarettes and wine 3,800
10 Amazon.com Online retail 3,800
11 Wells Fargo Banking 2,902
12 Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Health Insurance 2,655
13 The Kroger Co. Grocery stores 2,513
14 UPS Package distribution 2,490
15 DuPont Chemicals/fibers 2,376
16 Bank of America Banking 1,921
17 Markel Corporation Insurance 1,886
18 Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Reserve bank 1,882
19 Verizon Communications Telecommunications 1,700
20 University of Richmond Private university 1,578
21 General Dynamics Corp Call Center 1,450
22 Lowe’s Cos. Inc. Home improvement stores 1,373
23 CarMax Inc. Auto sales 1,306
24 Southside Regional Medical Health Care 1,280
25 Honeywell International Inc. Polymers 1,200
26 Genworth Financial Inc. Insurance 1,134
27 Estes Express Lines Trucking, air freight 1,102
28 General Electric Energy technology 928
29 Supervalu Inc. Wholesale food 890
30 Tyson Food Inc. Poultry products 850
31 BB&T Banking 839
32 T-Mobile USA Inc. Telecommunications 816
33 Patient First Healthcare urgent care centers 805
34 Northrop Grumman Information technology 725
35 Allianz Global Assistance Travel Insurance 696
36 Performance Food Group Food distribution 694
37 Comcast Cable television 675
38 WestRock Corp. Packaging 668
39 Union Bank and Trust Banking 665
40 Walgreens Pharmacy 644
41 YMCA of Greater Richmond Health programs 631
42 McGuireWoods LLP Legal services 620
43 ODS Security Solutions Security solutions 618
44 Owens & Minor Inc. Medical supplies 609
45 Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia Non-profit organization 607
46 Westminster Canterbury Retirement community 594
47 Mondelez International Snack manufacturing 580
48 Southern States Agribusiness Cooperative 574
49 Virginia Credit Union Banking 572
50 McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc. Medical-surgical supplies 569

Source: The Richmond Times-Dispatch, May 2016