Leading Employers

Major area employers

Below is a list of major employers in Forsyth County with links to each. This information is also available as part of a comprehensive demographic brochure. For information on major employers in the 12-county Piedmont Triad region please click here.

Major Employers

Major Employers 2012-2013 (Updated July, 2013)
Emp. Company Type
11,750 Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Hospital, Medical School
8,145 Novant Health Healthcare
6,692 Winston-Salem/Forsyth Co. School System Schools-Secondary and Elementary
4,689 City/County Government Government
3,000 Reynolds American, Inc. Tobacco Products Headquarters
2,800 Wells Fargo Financial Services
2,251 Hanesbrands, Inc. Apparel Headquarters
2,200 BB&T Financial Services
1,680 Wake Forest University (Reynolda Campus) Education
1,500 Lowe's Foods Grocery Headquarters
1,387 Forsyth Tech (Community College) Community College
1,100 BE Aerospace Aviation
1,056 YMCA Fitness
1,050 Pepsi Bottling Company Bottling & Customer Service
979 Winston-Salem State University Education
875 Flow Automotive Companies Automotive
800 GMAC Insurance Insurance
800 Hayward Industries Pools & Spas
721 US Airways Customer Service
573 Womble Carlyle Law Firm
554 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. Headquarters
550 Cook Medical Medical Devices


Regional Major Employers

Employment Company Name Operation
11,750 Wake Forest Univeristy/Baptist Medical Center Hospital, Medical School
8,145 Novant Health Inc. Healthcare
7,000 Moses Cone Health System Health Care
6,692 Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Schools-Secondary and Elementary
3,806 Unifi Textiles
3,200 Laboratory Corp. of America Health Care, Laboratory Testing
3,200 Reynolds American, Inc. Tobacco Products Headquarters
3,000 Klaussner Furniture Industries Inc. Furniture Manufacturing
2,800 Wells Fargo Financial Services
2,570 VF Corporation Apparel
2,500 Lexington Home Brands Furniture Manufacturing
2,350 Thomasville Furniture Industries, Inc. Furniture Manufacturing
2,251 Hanesbrands Apparel Headquarters
2,200 BB&T Corp. Financial Services
2,100 American Express Co. Financial Services, Credit Card Operations
1,950 Lorillard Inc. Cigarette Manufacturing
1,900 Bank of America Banking
1,838 United Parcel Service Parcel Ground Service
1,735 High Point Regional Health System Health Care
1,700 Burlington Industries, Inc. Textile Manufacturing
1,680 Wake Forest University (Reynolda Campus) Education-Universities
1,600 Thomas Built Buses School Bus Manufacturing
1,425 Leggett & Platt Residential Furnishings
1,400 Alamance Regional Medical Center Health Care
800 GMAC Insurance
725 U.S. Airways Customer Service