Denver Public Schools (DPS)
1860 Lincoln St. • Denver, 80203
720-423-3200 • www.dpsk12.org
Denver Public Schools is currently the 4th
largest employer in the Denver area. They
educate over 90,000 children each year
in 200+ schools. Employees include over
11,500 team members who are helping
support Denver’s kids.
City and County of Denver
Various Locations • www.denvergov.org
The offices of the city and county of Denver
include departments such as Animal
Control, Board of Parks and Recreation, City
Council, Denver Public Library, Economic
Development, Fire Department, Health and
Human Services and the Mayor’s Office.
11,697 people are currently employed by the
City and County of Denver.
Jefferson County Public Schools
1829 Denver West Drive #27
Golden,80401 • 303-982-6833
Jefferson County Public Schools employs
over 11,000. With a commitment to student
learning and culture, There are 88 elementary
schools, three k- 8 schools, 17 middle schools,
9 option schools, 18 charter schools, 1 online
school, 2 outdoor labs and 17 high schools.
Total student enrollment for Jefferson County
Public school In 2016 was 86,721.
University of Colorado System
Various Locations • www.cu.edu
The University of Colorado includes
four campuses located in Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver and the Anschutz
Medical Campus in Aurora. CU
offers academic programs for undergraduate and graduate degrees as well
as combined bachelor’s and master’s
programs and academic enrichment
programs. Nearly 20,300 people in the
metro Denver area have jobs with the
University of Colorado.
188 Inverness Drive West • Suite 500
303-290-6500 • www.centura.org
Centura Health is one of the top 25
employers for metro Denver. Its health
care network includes 15 hospitals, eight
affiliate hospitals, health neighborhoods,
health at home, urgent care centers and
emergency rooms, mountain clinics,
100-plus physician practices and clinics
and Flight for Life® Colorado. Its faith-based system of healing is the result of the
union of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI)
and the Adventist Health System (AHS) in
1996. Centura’s focus is connecting people
in Colorado and Kansas with “affordable,
world-class care.” Centura employs more
than 15,500 people in metro Denver.
The top 25 employers in metro Denver—including government and municipal organizations and
corporations—are listed below, along with contact information and a brief description of each:
Various Locations • www.opm.gov
The U.S. government is the largest
employer in metro Denver. The Department of the Interior includes such agencies
as the Bureau of Land Management, Office
of Surface Mining and Reclamation, and
Bureau of Reclamation, which all have
offices in or near the Denver metro area.
Other service agencies in the area are
the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the
Environmental Protection Agency, the
General Services Administration and the
Department of Labor – U.S. Mine Safety
and Health Administration. In addition,
there are six military bases near Denver,
including Buckley Air Force Base in
Aurora and Fort Carson Air Force Base in
Colorado Springs. The U.S. Government
employs more than 36,300 people in the
Denver metro area.
State of Colorado
Various Locations • www.colorado.gov/dpa
Another top employer in the Denver
metro area is the state of Colorado. As the
capital and largest city in the state, Denver
hosts the state in multiple locations.
Offices include the Division of Finance
and Procurement, Division of Central
Services, Office of the State Controller,
State Personnel Board, Office of Administrative Courts and Division of Human
Resources. The state employs nearly
31,500 people in the Denver metro area.
WalMart Stores • Various Locations • www.walmart.com
Employing just over 28,000 people in Colorado. WalMart currently operates 106 retail stores in Colorado. Comprising of Super-centers, Discount Stores, Neighborhood Markets and Sam’s Clubs, associates earn on average $14.20 an hour based on full time
employment. In 2017, WalMart stores donated over $24 million dollars in cash and in-kind donations to local organizations.