Top 10 private employers

Northrop Grumman

(7,100 Linthicum employees)

The electronics sector of this California defense company is based in Anne Arundel County. This sector is responsible for the design, development and manufacture of defense electronics, precision weapons and air space management systems.

Southwest Airlines

(2,425 Linthicum employees)

The East Coast flight center for this Dallas-based airline is located at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport and flies nearly half of the passengers at the airport. The airline, known for its low fares, has been a presence at BWI for about 10 years.

Anne Arundel Health System Inc.

(2,000 Annapolis employees)

A not-for-profit hospital and medical services network. The Anne Arundel Medical Center treats patients in Anne Arundel County and the surrounding communities. About two years ago, the hospital moved from its 100-year-old downtown Annapolis location to a spacious medical park on the outskirts of the city.

North Arundel Health System

(1,700 employees in Glen Burnie)

North Arundel Hospital, part of this not-for-profit hospital and medical services network, recently opened its new Tate Cancer Center, representing the largest free-standing construction project in the hospital's history.


(1,500 Annapolis employees)

Annapolis is the headquarters of this national defense contractor, which provides transportation communications and systems engineering for the government and the aviation, airports, defense and transportation industries. The company has 3,000 employees in 50 offices around the world.

Giant Food

(1,348 employees in several county locations)

The supermarket chain has a distribution center in Jessup, among other operations in the county. The Jessup location also has an ice cream processing plant.

Allegis Group

(1,006 Hanover employees)

Hanover is the international headquarters for this company, which provides contract services to businesses around the world. The company was founded in 1983 with a focus on the engineering industry, but now provides services to a wide range of industries.

Computer Sciences Corp.

(1,000 Annapolis Junction employees)

This California-based company has more than 90,000 employees who work to provide information technology solutions to clients throughout the world.

Verizon Communications Maryland

(844 Annapolis employees)

The telecommunications company, formed by the merger of Bell Atlantic and GTE, is the largest provider of wireless and wired voice communication in the United States, as well as the world's largest provider of print and online directory information.


(795 Linthicum employees)

With headquarters in Linthicum, this company provides network and service solutions to help large networks work efficiently. Its Lightworks portfolio of systems and software promises to simplify networks and reduce operating costs.

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