2000 Top 25 Employers

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2000 RankNAME OF EMPLOYEREMPLOYEES(1)BUSINESS1999 Rank(4)
1HARVARD UNIVERSITY8128EDUCATION1
2MIT7102EDUCATION2
3CITY OF CAMBRIDGE2931GOVERNMENT3
4MT AUBURN HOSPITAL2059MEDICAL4
5LOTUS DEVELOPMENT CORP./IBM1558COMPUTER SOFTWARE 5
6FEDERAL GOVERNMENT1464GOVERNMENT7
7CAMBRIDGE PUBLIC HEALTH COMM.1370MEDICAL6
8MILLENIUM PHARMACEUTICALS1211BIOTECHNOLOGY/R&D15
9COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS1124GOVERNMENT10
10DRAPER LABORATORIES1044RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT9
11BIOGEN998BIOTECHNOLOGY14
12ARTHUR D. LITTLE887MANAGEMENT CONSULTING11
13GENZYME877PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS13
14QUEST DIAGNOSTICS735CLINICAL TESTING SERVICES19
15GENUITY/GTE INTERNETWORKING(3)731RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT8
16CAMP, DRESSER, MCKEE665ENGINEERING18
17SAPIENT CORP(2)641MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS 
18NECCO/HAVILAND622CONFECTIONARY PRODUCTS17
19EF INTERNATIONAL(2)582EDUCATION/TOUR PACKAGES/AU PAIRS 
20GENETICS INSTITUTE557BIOTECHNOLOGY16
21WHITEHEAD INSTITUTE(2)550RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT 
22LESLEY COLLEGE546EDUCATION20
23MODERN CONTINENTAL(2)537CONSTRUCTION 
24FORRESTER RESEARCH(2)483BUSINESS SERVICES 
25YOUVILLE HOSPITAL478MEDICAL24

Footnotes:

  1. All figures collected between 7/00 and 10/00. All figures reflect employment within the the City of Cambridge only. Whenever possible, totals are based on Full Time Equivalents (FTEs). Part time workers were counted as 0.5 FTEs, unless otherwise indicated by employer response. 
  2. New to list in 2000. 
  3. Genuity, formerly GTE Internetworking and Bolt, Beraneck & Newman, has moved a substantial number of jobs out of Cambridge over the past year. 
  4. Employers dropped from list since 1999 include Star Market, Abt Associates, Cambridge Technology Partners, Polaroid and Monitor Company. 

Source: Cambridge Community Development Department and cited employers, 2000.

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