The San Francisco Bay Area is known for a thriving job market, particularly in the technology sector with many of the major tech companies in the world calling the area home. There’s also a number of other major industries in the area that include health care, biotechnology, finance, education, real estate, government, research and development, law enforcement and transportation.


San Francisco County

Pacific Gas & Electric – San Francisco (natural gas company)

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco – San Francisco (government & banking)

California Pacific Medical Center – San Francisco (health care)

Charles Schwab Corporation – San Francisco (financial services)

Wells Fargo – San Francisco (financial services)

Kaiser Permanente – San Francisco (health care)

University of California, San Francisco – San Francisco (education)

Williams Sonoma – San Francisco (retail)

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) – San Francisco (transportation)


Santa Clara County

Alphabet Inc. – Mountain View (conglomerate that includes Google)

Apple – Cupertino (technology)

Lockheed Martin – Sunnyvale (aerospace and defense)

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) – Santa Clara (semiconductor company)

Cisco Systems – San Jose (networking hardware)

Western Digital – San Jose (technology and manufacturing)

Stanford University – Palo Alto (education)

Hewlett Packard – Palo Alto (software company)

Intel – Santa Clara (semiconductor manufacturing)

Tesla Motors – Palo Alto (automotive company)


Alameda County

Safeway Inc. – Pleasanton (supermarket)

Alameda County Law Enforcement – Oakland (Government & law enforcement)

Bayer Health Care – Berkeley (health care)

California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) – Oakland (transportation)

Synnex Corporation – Fremont (supply chain information technology)

Lam Research – Fremont (semiconductor company)

Kaiser Permanente – Oakland (health care)

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) – Oakland (transportation)

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center – Oakland (health care)

University of California, Berkeley – Berkeley (education)


Contra Costa County

John Muir Medical Center – Walnut Creek (health care)

Kaiser Permanente – Walnut Creek (health care)

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center – Martinez (health care)

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) – Richmond (transportation)

Chevron Corporation – San Ramon (energy)


San Mateo County

Facebook, Inc. – Menlo Park (social media company)

Oracle Corp – Redwood City (computer software company)

Robert Half International – Menlo Park (management consulting)

Kaiser Permanente Redwood City – Redwood City (health care)

Oracle Corp – Redwood City (software)

Fisher Investments – San Mateo (investment)

Visa Inc. – Foster City (credit services)

Youtube LLC – San Bruno (online video)

SRI International Inc – Menlo Park (engineering)


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Sonoma County

County of Sonoma – Sonoma (government)

Sonoma Valley Hospital – Sonoma (health care)

Kaiser Permanente – Santa Rosa (health care)

Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital – Santa Rosa (health care)

Ghilotti Construction Co. – Santa Rosa (construction)

Petaluma Valley Hospital – Petaluma (health care)

U.S. Coast Guard – Petaluma (military)

Keysight Technologies – Santa Rosa (electronics)


Solano County

Travis Air Force Base – Fairfield (military)

Duravent Inc – Vacaville (ventilating equipment)

Broadspectrum Downstream Service Inc. – Vallejo (infrastructure)

Kaiser Permanente – Vallejo (health care)

Solano County – Fairfield (government)

USDA Forest Service – Vallejo (agriculture)

Sutter Solano Medical Center – Vallejo (health care)


Marin County

Autodesk Inc. – San Rafael (software)

Bay Equity – Sausalito (home loans)

Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc – Novato (biotech)

Glassdoor Inc. – Mill Valley (recruiting)

Macy’s – Corte Madera (department store)

Marin General Hospital – Greenbrae (health care)

County of Marin – San Rafael (government)

College of Marin – Kentfield (education)


Napa County

Silverado Resort & Spa – Napa (hotels & resorts)

Syar Industries – Napa (manufacturing)

Napa Valley College – Napa (education)

Pacific Union College – Angwin (education)

Trinchero Family Estates – St. Helena (winery)

Allied Universal – Napa (security)

Auberge Du Soliel An Auberge – Rutherford (hotels)

Adventist Health St. Helena – St. Helena (health care)

Bay Area Employment Resources

Employment Development Department – The official website for the State of California Employment Develop Department connects job seekers with employers throughout the state and has information about labor statistics and major employers in the area.

Bay Area Government Jobs – The website for the Association of Bay Area Governments has job listings for all counties, as well as news and resources to help inform your job search.