Business, Industry & Commerce

Listing of employment services.

Greater Reading's broad-based economy fosters prosperity.

Greater Reading is building its reputation as a truly great place to live, work and do business. Once known primarily for agriculture and manufacturing, Greater Reading is changing to meet the demands of today's global economy.

Greater Reading has the advantage of a well-qualified labor pool recognized nationally for its superior work ethic. Our diverse workforce with an above average education contributes to the increase in the labor supply. And it's growing!

Greater Reading has recently been designated as a Keystone Innovation Zone (GRKIZ). The purpose of a KIZ is to encourage commercialization of research and development at our colleges and to enhance entrepreneurial activity in our region, creating career opportunities for young professionals.

Top Ten Employers in Greater Reading

Rank Company Industry # of Employees
1Reading Hospital & Medical Centerhealth care6,398
2East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc.manufacturer5,263
3County of Berksgovernment services2,573
4Reading School Districteducation2,416
5Carpenter Technology Corporationmanufacturer1,991
6Wal- Mart Stores, Inc.retail1,886
7Pennsylvania Governmentgovernment services1,698
8Boscov's Department Storesretail1,600
9Sovereign Bankfinancial services1,555
10St. Joseph Medical Centerhealth care1,585

To contact Pennsylvania CareerLink ~ Berks County go to www.bccl.org.

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