As the capital of Florida and the state’s seventh largest city, Tallahassee has many opportunities for job seekers. Jobs in Tallahassee include an especially high number of government jobs in and around the downtown Tallahassee area. In fact, state and local governments, including the state university system, constitute the bulk of the largest employers in Tallahassee.

In addition to government and education, some of the largest sectors of the Tallahassee economy are printing and publishing, food processing and the lumber industry. Tallahassee is also a high technology center, and has been called “Silicon Valley South.” Tallahassee has a stable economy with an unemployment rate that tends to run below the national and state average. There are plenty of available jobs in downtown Tallahassee, as well as the rest of the city and surrounding Leon County., your guide to Tallahassee, provides you with many valuable tools for finding jobs in Tallahassee, including job listings, and tips for resumes, cover letters and interviews. The advanced job search tool allows you to search by any combination of keywords, location, distance, date of listing, industry, job category, degree required, employment type and salary range. You can even sign up for e-mail alerts to have jobs sent to you as soon as they are listed. Explore the Jobs page at for all this and more.

According to the Tallahassee Economic Development Council, there are 26 employers with at least 200 employees in the Tallahassee area. The nine largest employers in Tallahassee—six public and three private—have at least 1,000 employees. These top Tallahassee employers are:

State of Florida (not including university employees): 30,918
Florida State University: 6,661
Leon County Schools: 4,162
Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare: 3,060
City of Tallahassee: 2,711
Florida A&M University: 2,468
Publix Supermarkets, Inc.: 2,087
Leon County: 1,918
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: 1,214