Modesto, California Employment Analysis

Modesto is the 18th largest city in the state of California. With a population of approximately 200,000, Modesto is home to a diverse business and employment market, particularly in the agricultural and manufacturing sector.tie

Labor Force
The civilian labor force in Modesto has remained fairly steady over the past year. That said, we have seen an almost 2% drop in unemployment since December 2012.

Modesto is known for its large agricultural industry, which is the result of the highly fertile farmland surrounding the city.

Over the past 12 months, the following industries have seen increases in employment:

Manufacturing – an increase of 1%
Leisure & Hospitality—an increase of 0.3%
Government—an increase of 0.6%

Major Employers

Some of Modesto’s largest employer’s include the following:

E & J Gallo Winery
The largest exporter of wine in California has its headquarters in Modesto. Over two thousand local workers are employed with E & J Gallo,

Seneca Foods
This leading processor and distributor of low-cost food has a large office in Modesto, CA.

Del Monte Foods
Headquartered in San Francisco, Del Monte Foods—a large food production company—employs over a thousand at its Modesto location.


To learn more about employment in Modesto, CA, Contact PrideStaff Modesto. We are happy to address any questions you may have.

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