1998 Top 25 Employers

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RANKNAME OF EMPLOYERNATURE OF BUSINESS' 98 EMPLOYEES(1)
1MITEDUCATION7745
2HARVARD UNIVERSITYEDUCATION7394
3CITY OF CAMBRIDGEGOVERNMENT3060
4LOTUS DEVELOPMENT CORP./IBMCOMPUTER SOFTWARE 1883
5BOLT, BERANEK & NEWMAN/GTERESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT1847
6CAMBRIDGE PUBLIC HEALTH COMM.(2)MEDICAL1524
7MT AUBURN HOSPITALMEDICAL1496
8FEDERAL GOVERNMENTGOVERNMENT1489
9POLAROIDPHOTO & OPTIC EQUIPMENT1118
10DRAPER LABSRESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT1059
11ARTHUR D. LITTLEMANAGEMENT CONSULTING985
12COMM. OF MASSACHUSETTS(3)GOVERNMENT939
13GENZYMEPHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS891
14BIOGENBIOTECHNOLOGY/R&D692
15GENETICS INSTITUTEBIOTECHNOLOGY/R&D632
16YOUVILLE HOSPITALMEDICAL619
17CAMP, DRESSER, MCKEEENGINEERING618
18STAR MARKETRETAIL612
19MILLENIUMBIOTECHNOLOGY/R&D605
20NECCO/HAVILANDCONFECTIONARY PRODUCTS570
21QUEST DIAGNOSTICS/BIORANCLINICAL TESTING SERVICES500
22LIFELINE SYSTEMSMEDICAL DEVICES497
23ABT ASSOCIATESMANAGEMENT CONSULTING450
24CAMBRIDGE TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSMANAGEMENT CONSULTING427
25LESLEY COLLEGEEDUCATION424

Footnotes:

  1. All figures collected between 4/98 and 5/98. All figures reflect employment within the City of Cambridge only. Whenever
    possible, totals are based on Full Time Equivalents (FTEs). Part time workers were counted as 0.5 FTEs. 
  2. The Cambridge Public Health Commission was created in 1996 from agencies of the Cities of Cambridge and
    Somerville. The figure given reflects 1998 Cambridge employment only. In 1996 many of these same positions
    were counted as City of Cambridge employees. 
  3. During 1997 an act of the legislature dissolved Middlesex County and transferred County functions to the Commonwealth.

Source: Cambridge Community Development Department and cited employers, 1998.

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For more information about socioeconomic and demographic statistics about Cambridge, please contact Cliff Cook, ccook@cambridgema.gov, Planning Information Manager, at 617/349-4656.