The Capital Region is home to some of the largest employers in the region. This is our list of the largest employers in the Capital Region. If you are looking to change careers, find a job, or move into a position that is better than what you had, you just might find it on this list.
St. Peter’s Health Partners
315 S. Manning Boulevard
Albany, NY 12208
With 165 locations throughout the capital region, which include several hospitals and clinics, upwards of 12,500 personnel on staff, St. Peter’s is definitely one of the largest employers in the region. While they do employ physicians, nurses, physician’s assistants, nursing support, and more, they also offer a wide range of non-medical jobs, including, administrative, filing, reception, accounting, housekeeping, among others.
GE – General Electric
1 River Road
Shenetady, New York 12345
This well-established company and household name is headquartered in the Capital Region, employing more than 7,000 people. In addition to administrative and IT positions, there are also jobs in energy delivery as well as steam, gas, and wind turbine energy.
Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, New York 12208
This large teaching hospital employs more than 6,800 personnel in health care, patient care, legal, administrative, and non-patient care positions. There are also medical professional positions for patient care and teaching, but many jobs in billing, housekeeping, reception, and scheduling are available as well.
461 Nott Street
Schenectady, New York 12308
This large grocery chain has more than 125 stores in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, Vermont and New York. The chain headquarters is in the Capital Region, along with several of the stores. The company employs more than 6,350 people across all of their chains in their corporate offices, store locations, and warehouse and distribution center.
P.O. Box 435
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
Employee and family owned Stewart’s Shops’ corporate offices are located in Saratoga Springs, but they have shops, an ice cream plant, a dairy, and a distribution center manned by their more than 4,500 member staff are located across the Capital Region.
1101 Nott Street
Schenectady, New York 12308
More than 3,300 employees keep this healthcare and teaching system running. The hospital, medical center, women’s center, and clinics staff a mixture of doctors, nurses, patient care staff, receptionists, administrative personnel, and more.
Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation & Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory
P.O. Box 1072
Schenectady, New York 12301
This large company trains Naval personnel as well as tests Naval equipment and conducts research and development of Naval propulsion plants. But it is also one of the most respected, best known project management, construction, and engineering companies in the world. It employs more than 3,000 people in skilled positions, professional positions, and non-skilled positions.
Empire Blue Cross
Blue Cross is one of the oldest names in health insurance for individual and family plans as well as employer group plans. This far reaching network spans the country, employing everything from pharmacy professionals and nurses to receptionists and business managers. They provide jobs for more than 1,600 people in the Capital Region alone.
777 Old Saw Mill River Road
Tarrytown, New York 10591
This biopharmaceutical company employs more than 1,100 people in the areas of research and development, sales, administrative, and more. They also have facilities all over the world, but corporate headquarters is located in the Capital Region.
New York Independent System Operator
10 Krey Boulevard
Rensselaer, New York 12144
This non-profit employs more than 570 individuals in a variety of positions as it ensures that New York’s power grid and energy markets are managed responsibly and reliably.
7 Columbia Circle
Albany, New York 12203
This college has been around since it was founded in 1971 as Regents College. In 1998, it became a non-profit, private institution. It became Excelsior College in 2001 and happens to be the world’s largest educator of registered nurses. With headquarters in Albany, its staff is upwards of 556 employees.
Questar III BOCES
10 Empire State Boulevard
Castleton, New York 12033
This educational organization serves 23 school districts in Greene, Columbia, and Rensselaer counties, providing both administrative and instructional services. Questar III also provides services to more than 640 New York school districts statewide. There are more than 460 employees at Questar III BOCES alone.
New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
Alfred E. Smith Building
80 South Swan St.
Albany, New York 12210
Headquartered in Albany, New York, this agency provides training to professionals in law enforcement and other criminal justice professions. It is also the coordinating agency for policy on juvenile justice. It employs around 450 personnel in the capital region in positions that include law enforcement jobs as well as administrative.