An Inside Look at Modesto, California

Modesto, California is a mid-sized city located in Stanislaus County. With a population of just over 200,000, Modesto is known for its proximity to rich farmland and a large agricultural industry.

In terms of geography, Modesto is approximately 90 miles north of Fresno and 92 miles east of San Francisco. Many local residents find work in Modesto and the surrounding areas.employees

Fast Facts:

  • Population: 203,547
  • Average number of people per household: 2.93
  • Median household income: $49,852
  • Homeownership rate: 57.4%

Over 79% of Modesto residents have a high school education or higher. 17% received a university degree. And 26.8% of Modesto residents are minors under the age of 18, which is 2% higher than the California average.

For job-seekers considering looking for work in Modesto, here is a partial list of some of the city’s largest employers.

E&J Gallo Winery
Employees: 3,181

E&J Gallo is the largest exporter of California wines in the state. Both their winery and their distribution facilities are located in Modesto.

Memorial Medical Center
Employees: 3,023

Memorial Medical Center is a local hospital affiliated with Sun Health, a family of non-profit hospitals, physician organizations and other medical services. Serving more than 100 communities in Northern California, they provide cardiac care, cancer treatment, orthopedics, obstetrics and newborn intensive care.

Modesto City Schools
Employees: 3,010

Modesto City Schools (MSC) is the elementary and high school board for the Modesto region. Current enrollment is approximately 29,000 elementary and high school students. MSC is also the third largest employer in Stanislaus County.

Employees: 2,100

This leading processor and distributor of affordable food has a large office in Modesto, CA.

Doctors Medical Center
Employees: 1,962

Doctors Medical Center in Modesto has been in operation for over 50 years. It’s a 465-bed multi-specialty hospital that meets a variety of healthcare needs for the local community (including: trauma, cardiology, neonatal intensive care, neurology and oncology).

Del Monte Foods
Employees: 1,700

Headquartered in San Francisco, Del Monte Foods—a large food production company—employs over a thousand people at its Modesto location. In addition to food products, Del Monte is also one of the largest US producers and distributors of branded food and pet products.

If you would like to hear about any open positions from the companies above, contact PrideStaff Modesto today.

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