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Aerospace/Aviation
EMPLOYER# EMPLOYEES
Edwards Air Force Base11,457
Naval Weapons Air Station - China Lake6,520
Northrop Grumman4,200
Lockheed Martin3,700
NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center1,370
Scaled Composites502
The Spaceship Company449
Virgin Galactic400
PPG Aerospace280
Stratolaunch250
BAE145
Education/Learning
EMPLOYER# EMPLOYEES
A.V. Union High School District2,500
Lancaster School District2,200
Palmdale School District1,792
Antelope Valley College1,118
Westside School District587
Tehachapi Unified School District518
Mojave Unified School District (includes contract personnel)456
Southern Kern School District436
Sierra Sands School District400
Energy/Renewables/Waste
EMPLOYER# EMPLOYEES
Southern California Edison244
 Waste Management207
GE Wind134
World Wind & Solar134
TerraGen88
Government/Corrections
EMPLOYER# EMPLOYEES
County of Los Angeles4,136
CA State Prison (LA County)1,476
CA Correctional Institute (Tehachapi)1,462
California City State Prison683
City of Lancaster350
City of Palmdale197
City of California City153
County of Kern (AV Region only)100
Healthcare/Healing
EMPLOYER# EMPLOYEES
Antelope Valley Hospital Medical Center2,600
 Palmdale Regional Medical Center1,100
 Kaiser Permanente1,000
 Ridgecrest Regional Hospital721
 High Desert Health Systems (includes contract personnel)585
 High Desert Medical Group358
 Tehachapi Health District260
Manufacturing/Mining
EMPLOYER# EMPLOYEES
Rio Tinto Minerals1,200
BYD800
Lance Campers575
Granite Construction400
Sun Select Produce310
Sygma270
Kinkisharyo International, L.L.C258
Incotec250
Deluxe Checks240
AVTA220
Morton Manufacturing214
Delta Scientific175
Golden Queen Mining170
Progress Rail140
Lehigh Southwest Cement, Co.120
Cal Portland Cement120
Retailing
EMPLOYER# EMPLOYEES
Wal-Mart(5)1,922
Antelope Valley Mall (All Stores)1,800
Albertson's (All Stores)682
Lancaster Auto Mall590
Rite Aid Distribution Center568
Home Depot (4)550
Michael's Distribution Center550
Vallarta (All Stores)435
Lowes (All Stores)350
Target (3)345
Costco336
Sam's Club190
Kohl's150