Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

University again leads list of region’s top employers

In 2009 U-M again was the top employer in the region covering Washtenaw, Livingston and western Wayne counties, according to figures compiled by the Ann Arbor Business Review.

The university, including the U-M Health System, employed 45,855 people in the region as of Dec. 23, the Business Review said. That number is up from 43,662 in 2008.

Other top employers in the region, according to the list, were:

• Saint Joseph Mercy Health System — 5,670
• Washtenaw Community College — 2,773
• Ann Arbor Public Schools — 2,659
• Automotive Components Holdings LLC — 2,000
• Eastern Michigan University — 1,950
• Thomson Reuters — 1,800
• VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System — 1,600
• Washtenaw County — 1,345