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Who Employs the Most Workers Locally? It's an Interesting Mix.

April 20, 2017

By Dave Gallagher | The Bellingham Herald

While the hospital and government dominate the top of the Whatcom County largest employer list, a new report shows the area also has a decent mix of for-profit, private sector companies.

The Center for Economic and Business Research at Western Washington University released its 2016 list of 50 largest Whatcom County employers. St. Joseph hospital, with an estimated 2,126 full-time equivalent workers, tops the list, followed by Lummi Nation (1,780 total workers), Western Washington University (1,499 full-time equivalent workers) and Bellingham Public Schools (987 full-time equivalent workers). Read more...

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