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Aerospace/Aviation
EMPLOYER# EMPLOYEES
Edwards Air Force Base*11,149
Naval Weapons Air Station - China Lake9,906
Northrop Grumman4,200
Lockheed Martin3,700
NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center1,370
Scaled Composites*^100-249
The Spaceship Company449
Virgin Galactic400
PPG Aerospace^250-499
Stratolaunch250
BAE145
Education/Learning
EMPLOYER# EMPLOYEES
A.V. Union High School District**2,500
Lancaster School District**2,200
Palmdale School District**1,792
Antelope Valley College**1,118
Westside School District**587
Tehachapi Unified School District**464
Mojave Unified School District**456
Southern Kern School District**436
Sierra Sands School District**600
Energy/Renewables/Waste
EMPLOYER# EMPLOYEES
Southern California Edison244
 Waste Management^100-249
GE Energy150
World Wind & Solar~*130
Government/Corrections
EMPLOYER# EMPLOYEES
County of Los Angeles (AV Region)4,211
CA State Prison (LA County)1,476
CA Correctional Institute (Tehachapi)1,119
California City State Prison683
City of Lancaster~*656
City of Palmdale~*582
City of California City116
County of Kern (AV Region only)100
Healthcare/Healing
EMPLOYER# EMPLOYEES
Antelope Valley Hospital Medical Center~*2,425
 Palmdale Regional Medical Center~*1,103
 Kaiser Permanente~*TBD
 Ridgecrest Regional Hospital~*800
 High Desert Health Systems*^500-999
 High Desert Medical Group358
 Tehachapi Valley*310
Manufacturing/Mining
EMPLOYER# EMPLOYEES
Rio Tinto Minerals1,200
BYD750
Lance Campers650
Granite Construction400
Sun Select Produce310
Sygma^100-249
Kinkisharyo International, L.L.C258
Incotec250
Deluxe Corp.^250-499
AVTA / Trans Dev. ~*220
Morton Manufacturing~241
Delta Scientific^100-249
Golden Queen Mining, Co170
Progress Rail140
Lehigh Southwest Cement, Co.120
Cal Portland Cement^100-249
Retailing
EMPLOYER# EMPLOYEES
Wal-Mart(5)^~1,922
Antelope Valley Mall (All Stores)~1,800
Albertson's (All Stores)^~750
Rite Aid Distribution Center560
Home Depot (4)^~550
Michael's Distribution Center550
Vallarta (4)^~435
Lowe's (3)^~350
Target (3)^~345
Costco~336
Sam's Club~190

All workforce estimates as reported by the EDD/LMI, the employer, or the City. *includes contract personnel; ** includes substitutes; ~includes part-time personnel; ^ all sites combined per EDD/LMI estimates.