This might be shocking news for some, but not all of us in Florida are retired.  If you’re looking for a job in Florida and aren’t sure where to start,  you might want to check out these top companies to work for in Florida.

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed Americans and they’re attitude towards their job. This led to what some have called “The Great Resignation”. Employees must now have a different viewpoint and different levels of expectations that they have for their employees. Bosses  must now motivate talent and pursue corporate profits amid a sensitive political landscape and a whole new approach to careers.

Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to compile this list of America’s Best Employers By State. Since this is where we live, our focus is on a job here in Florida.  If you’re considering moving to North Carolina, check out this list compiled by Alexis Zarycki. If you’d like to look up the list for another state, click here. If you love analytics and want to see how this list was compiled, click here.

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  • 25. University of Florida

    Employees: 29,876
    Headquarters: Gainesville, Florida
    CEO: W. Kent Fuchs
    Industry: Education

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    The “U” sculpture on the University of Miami campus in Coral Gables, Florida. (Shutterstock)

  • 24. Southwest Airlines

    Employees: 56,500
    Headquarters: Dallas, Texas
    CEO: Gary C. Kelly
    Industry: Transportation and Logistics


    (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

  • 23. Valencia College

    Employees: 2,782
    Headquarters: Orlando, Florida
    CEO: Sandy Shugart
    Industry: Education

  • 22. The Hartford

    Employees: 18,500
    Headquarters: Hartford, Connecticut
    CEO: Christopher J. Swift
    Industry: Insurance

  • 21. Apple

    Employees: 147,000
    Headquarters: Cupertino, California
    CEO: Tim Cook
    Industry: Technology Hardware & Equipment


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  • 20. Capital One

    Employees: 52,781
    Headquarters: McLean, Virginia
    CEO: Richard D. Fairbank
    Industry: Banking and Financial Services

  • 19. Jackson Health System

    Employees: 12,000
    Headquarters: Miami, Florida
    CEO: Richard L. Jackson
    Industry: Healthcare & Social

  • 18. Hilton

    Employees: 55,500
    Headquarters: McLean, Virginia
    CEO: Christopher J. Nassetta
    Industry: Travel & Leisure


  • 17. Florida State University

    Employees: 14,311
    Headquarters: Tallahassee, Florida
    CEO: John Thrasher
    Industry: Education

    Florida State

    CHESTNUT HILL, MASSACHUSETTS – NOVEMBER 20: The Florida State Seminoles take the field for a game against the Boston College Eagles at Alumni Stadium on November 20, 2021 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Malhotra/Getty Images)

  • 16. Microsoft

    Employees: 96,000
    Headquarters: Redmond, Washington
    CEO: Satya Nadella
    Industry: IT, Internet, Software & Services

  • 15. American Express

    Employees: 22,700
    Headquarters: New York, New York
    CEO: Stephen J. Squeri
    Industry: Banking and Financial Services

  • 14. Ulta Beauty

    Employees: 37,000
    Headquarters: Bolingbrook, Illinois
    CEO: Mary Dillon
    Industry: Retail and Wholesale


  • 13. Miami-Dade County

    Employees: 10,000
    Headquarters: Miami, Florida
    CEO: Carlos A. Gimenez
    Industry: Government Services

  • 12. Navy Federal Credit Union

    Employees: 15,000
    Headquarters: Vienna, Virginia
    CEO: Mary McDuffie
    Industry: Banking and Financial Services

  • 11. TD Bank

    Employees: 27,000
    Headquarters: Cherry Hill, New Jersey
    CEO: Bharat Masrani
    Industry: Banking and Financial Services

    TD Bank

    WESTBURY, NEW YORK – MARCH 20: A general view of a TD bank sign as photographed on March 20, 2020 in Westbury, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

  • 10. Baptist Health Jacksonville

    Headquarters: Jacksonville, Florida
    CEO: Michael A. Mayo
    Industry: Healthcare & Social

  • 9. Moffitt Cancer Center

    Employees: 6,500
    Headquarters: Tampa, Florida
    CEO: Patrick Hwu
    Industry: Healthcare & Social

  • 8. Jabil

    Employees: 40,579
    Headquarters: St. Petersburg, Florida
    CEO: Mark T. Mondello
    Industry: Semiconductors, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Technology Hardware & Equipment

  • 7. NextEra Energy

    Employees: 14,900
    Headquarters: Juno Beach, Florida
    CEO: James L. Robo
    Industry: Utilities


  • 6. Cisco Systems

    Employees: 25,800
    Headquarters: San Jose, California
    CEO: Chuck Robbins
    Industry: IT, Internet, Software & Services

  • 5. NASA

    Employees: 17,000
    Headquarters: Washington, District of Columbia
    CEO: Steve Jurczyk
    Industry: Aerospace & Defense


    CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 10: (L-R front) NASA astronauts Tom Marshburn and Raja Chari and (L-R back) European Space Agency astronaut Matthias Maurer of Germany and NASA astronaut Kayla Barron walk out of the Operations and Checkout Building on their way to the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Crew Dragon spacecraft on launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center on November 10, 2021 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The astronauts are scheduled to lift off at 9:03pm to the International Space Station. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • 4. Northrop Grumman

    Employees: 97,000
    Headquarters: Falls Church, Virginia
    CEO: Kathy Warden
    Industry: Aerospace & Defense

  • 3. Tampa General Hospital

    Employees: 8,000
    Headquarters: Tampa, Florida
    CEO: John Couris
    Industry: Healthcare & Social

  • 2. Hard Rock International

    Employees: 45,000
    Headquarters: Davie, Florida
    CEO: Jim Allen
    Industry: Travel & Leisure

  • 1. Costco Wholesale

    Employees: 273,000
    Headquarters: Issaquah, Washington
    CEO: W. Craig Jelinek
    Industry: Retail and Wholesale


    (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

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