Associated Press Published

The Top Five Private Employers in W.Va.


Walmart continues to be the largest private employer in West Virginia.

Based on the available records provided by WorkForce West Virginia, Walmart has been the state’s top private sector employer since at least 1999.

  • Walmart
  • West Virginia United Health System
  • Charleston Area Medical Center
  • Kroger
  • Mylan Pharmaceuticals

 WorkForce did not release specific employment numbers for each employer on the list.
     Rounding out the top 10:

  • Murray American Energy Inc.
  • St. Mary’s Medical Center
  • Lowes Home Centers
  • Mentor Management Inc.
  • Res-Care Inc.