The South Bay is blessed with many big employers that provide thousands of jobs. But in a couple of South Bay cities, grocery stores are the biggest employers, and in one, the city itself provides the most jobs.
City Company No. of Employees Avalon Santa Catalina Island Co. winter--100 summer--200 Carson Nissan Motor Corp. in USA 1,052 El Segundo Hughes Aircraft Corp. 32,000 Gardena Honeywell Inc. 1,600 Hitco, subsidiary of Armco Inc. 1,600 Hawthorne Northrop Corp. 17,000 Hermosa Beach City of Hermosa Beach 150 Inglewood Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital 2,600 Lawndale Lucky Food Center 87 Lomita Alpha Beta Co. 98 Manhattan Beach TRW Corp. 8,000 Palos Verdes Estates Security Pacific Bank 58 Rancho Palos Verdes The Salvation Army 127 Redondo Beach TRW Corp. 6,000 Rolling Hills Northrop Corp. 165 Rolling Hills Estates May Co. 250 San Pedro Todd Pacific Shipyard Corp. 2,600 Torrance Garrett Corp. 6,000 Wilmington Unocal Corp. 600
Sources: Chambers of Commerce