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The Times 100: The Best Companies In California : The Human Factor : Top 50 Employers In California

April 24, 1988

Rankings by total California employees

California % change Rank Company employees from 1986 1 Pacific Telesis Group 69,729 -4 2 Lockheed Corp. 50,000 -6 3 BankAmerica Corp. 43,047 -13 4 Northrop 37,000 0 5 Lucky Stores 28,200 1 6 Pacific Gas & Electric 27,300 -7 7 Carter Hawley Hale Stores 25,000 0 8 Hewlett-Packard 23,000 0 9 Pacific Enterprises 21,950 0 10 Security Pacific 20,000 0 11 Vons Grocery Cos. 20,000 -5 12 Chevron Corp. 18,800 1 13 Unocal 18,130 1 14 Wells Fargo 17,986 -8 15 Southern Calif Edison Co. 17,083 -2 16 National Medical Enterprises 15,042 -10 17 Amer. Bldg. Maintenance Inds. 15,000 15 18 First Interstate Bancorp 13,764 2 19 Carl Karcher Enterprises 13,000 24 20 Teledyne 13,000 0 21 Wickes Cos. 12,967 8 22 Times Mirror 11,471 -1 23 Beverly Enterprises 11,225 -27 24 National Semiconductor 11,000 38 25 Foodmaker Inc. 10,588 2 26 Collins Foods International 10,500 2 27 Litton Industries 10,000 0 28 Rohr Industries 9,500 23 29 American Medical Intl. 9,000 6 30 Walt Disney Co. 9,000 0 31 Price Co. 8,500 42 32 Great Western Financial 8,094 3 33 Transamerica Corp. 8,000 14 34 GlenFed 7,829 31 35 Varian Associates 7,500 0 36 Care Enterprises 7,300 -2 37 H.F. Ahmanson & Co. 7,118 5 38 Hilton Hotels 6,700 0 39 Farmers Group 6,399 2 40 MCA Corp. 6,200 2 41 CalFed 6,100 4 42 Financial Corp. of America 5,716 -1 43 Summit Health Ltd. 5,700 8 44 Craig Corp. 5,600 27,900 45 Castle & Cooke 5,554 7 46 Advanced Micro Devices 5,500 38 47 Atlantic Richfield 5,300 -3 48 Xidex 5,200 16 49 Firemans Fund 4,936 5 50 Longs Drug Stores 4,850 26

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