If you are looking for employment in Kalamazoo, it may be helpful for you to know the largest employers in the area. Here is a list of the top six employers as well as a link to their career pages. The Veenstra Team is eager to help you purchase your Kalamazoo real estate when you have a great job! We wish you the best in your employment search! We have also included a more completed list of the employers in the community below the top six employers for your information.
Western Michigan University
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Borgess Medical Center
According to the Borgess website, “Borgess Health includes more than 130 sites of care in 15 southern Michigan cities, as well as eight owned or affiliated hospitals, a nursing home, ambulatory care facilities, home health care, physician practices, managed care services, a cancer center and an air ambulance service. These Borgess Health members form a health care network that offers a complete continuum of services to the close to 980,000 people living in 10 counties in southwest Michigan. In 1999, the Sisters of St. Joseph, a sponsor of Borgess Health, and the Daughters of Charity created Ascension Health— the largest nonprofit health care system in the United States. The Ascension Health network includes: Over 113,000 associates in 15 states and the District of Columbia, 17,928 available beds, 67 general acute care hospitals, 2 long-term acute care hospitals, 3 rehabilitation hospitals, 4 dedicated psychiatric hospitals.
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Pfizer Inc: The world’s largest research-based pharmaceutical company. Pfizer Inc discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets leading prescription medicines for humans and animals. Accoring to their website, “We at Pfizer are committed to applying science and our global resources to improve health and well-being at every stage of life. We strive to provide access to safe, effective and affordable medicines and related health care services to the people who need them. We have a leading portfolio of products and medicines that support wellness and prevention, as well as treatment and cures for diseases across a broad range of therapeutic areas; and we have an industry-leading pipeline of promising new products that have the potential to challenge some of the most feared diseases of our time, like Alzheimer’s disease and cancer.”
Click here to see career, student internship and employment opportunites at Pfizer.
Bronson Healthcare Group in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is a not-for-profit, tertiary healthcare system serving southwest Michigan and northern Indiana. With a workforce of nearly 5,000 and a medical staff of over 700, Bronson is one of the area’s largest employers. We offer a full range of services from primary care to advanced critical care and have multiple service locations. Always mindful of our responsibility to the community, Bronson provides approximately $75 million in community benefits annually through outreach and charitable care for the un- and under-insured. The health system also has a track record of clinical and workplace excellence as evidenced by numerous national achievements.
The Bronson system includes:
Bronson Methodist Hospital, Bronson LakeView Hospital, Bronson Vicksburg Hospital, Bronson Medical Group, Bronson Home Health Care, Bronson LakeView Outpatient Center, Bronson Lifestyle Improvement & Research Center, Bronson Athletic Club, Bronson Health Foundation, Bronson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Van Buren Emergency Medical Services, Joint Ventures
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According to the Stryler website, “Stryker is a broadly based, global leader in medical technology that delivers exceptional results. We are one of the largest players in the $35.6 billion worldwide orthopaedic market and our products help medical professionals improve their patients’ lives in over 120 countries.We are a company that sets high standards. Our growth has come from offering an unparalleled variety of innovative, high-quality products and services resulting from the dedication of our employees. Through better products, simplified surgical techniques and improved hospital efficiencies, we are creating cost-effective solutions in systems throughout the world.”
Click here to see opportunities for employment, internships, career events and career opportunites at the Stryker Corporation in Portage, MI.
Kalamazoo Public Schools
Kalamazoo Public Schools has been a busy and exciting district over the past two years. We have worked in conjunction with partners throughout the county to add the nationally recognized OWL Curriculum to our pre-school classrooms. We have increased the number of kindergarten students in full-day kindergarten from 176 in 2007-2008 to 883 students in 2008- 2009, adding 370,000 additional instructional hours for these students. We have added a dual language school, El Sol Elementary, and a middle school alternative learning program. An 85 million dollar bond passed by voters in 2006.
Click here to see career, student internship and employment opportunites at Kalamazoo Public Schools.
Here is a list of Greater Kalamazoo Employers taken from the Kalamazoo Chamber of Commerce. This information was from 2007.
|Western Michigan University |
(Fall & Winter)
|Borgess Medical Center||Healthcare|
|Pfizer||Pharmaceuticals, chemicals, urethanes|
|Bronson Methodist Hospital||Healthcare|
|Stryker Medical Technology||Surgical & hospital equipment|
|Kalamazoo Public Schools||Education|
|National City Bank||Banking & financial services|
|Meijer, Inc.||1594||Retail, goods and household products|
|Portage Public Schools||Education|
|Summit Polymers Inc.||1097||Injection molded thermo-plastics|
|County of Kalamazoo||Government services|
|Kalamazoo Valley Comm. College||Education|
|City of Kalamazoo||Government services|
|United States Postal Service||Postal services|
|State Farm Insurance Claims||700||Insurance|
|Target Distribution||675||Distribution consultant|
|Wal-Mart||614||Retail, goods and household products|
|Eaton Corporation||Automotive parts distributor|
|Graphic Packaging||489||Recycled paperboard/folding cartons|
|Flowserve Corp.||Fluid sealing systems|
|Parker ABX NWL||430||Aircraft, missile, flight & engine components|
|Kalamazoo Regional Psychiatric Hospital||430||Healthcare|
|Benteler Industries||397||Rear axle fabricators|
|CMC Kalamazoo, Inc. (Checker)||391||Automotive parts|
|Designware (American Greetings)||350||Tableware, giftware|
|TLC (Total Logistics Control)||345||Freight/Trucking|
|Consumers Energy||260||Utility company|
|Triple S Plastics||250||Injection molding|
|Goodwill Industries||237||Job training and employment services|
|Borroughs Corp.||Steel shelving, office furniture, display equipment|
|5/3 Bank||Full service banking|
|Humphrey Products||220||Pneumatic valves and devices, gas|
|Mann & Hummel||220||Plastics|
|Arvco Container Corp.||212||Corrugated shipping containers|
|Hydro Aluminum Wells Corp.||210||Aluminum extrusions & fabrications|
|City of Portage||221||Government services|
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