Short answer: Metro, Target, and IAC are among the biggest

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Who are the biggest employers in West Hollywood? The City put together a list of “principal employers” as of 2014. They include government entities, retailers, media/marketing companies, restaurants/clubs, and hotels. They have anywhere from 45 to roughly 700 employees here. The list isn’t exhaustive, but it gives a sense of who some of the big employers are.

The biggest employer on the list is Metro. They have a bus garage and over 700 employees here, including drivers and mechanics. Also in the list’s top five are Target (retail), IAC/CityGrid Media (an internet media company), the House of Blues (a now-closed music club), and the City itself (with 216 employees in 2014).

The chart below shows the list. You can see how many employees each organization has here by hovering over or touching each bar.

Source: City of West Hollywood: Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2014, page 170, Table 15: Principal Employers.


How many people work everywhere else?

Together, these organizations employ less than 15% of the people who work in West Hollywood. Another 10%-plus work at home. That means 75% of workers, over 20,000 people, work elsewhere in the city.

Note: For the purposes of this chart, we used a Census Bureau estimate for the number of workers/jobs (27,065), rather than the number in the City’s financial report (32,385) or one of the other available estimates. Regardless of the estimate, there are a lot of people who work elsewhere in West Hollywood. Sources: Same source as above for employees at principal employers; the Census Bureau’s 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Estimates, Table B08601, for the number of people working at home and the total number of workers (aged 16 and over).

This article was revised on February 11, 2016, to clarify that the list isn’t exhaustive and “biggest” means biggest on the list.


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Short answer: Metro, Target, and IAC are among the biggest| Who are the biggest employers in West Hollywood? The City put together a list of 'principal employers' as of 2014. They include government entities, retailers, media/marketing companies, restaurants/clubs, and hotels. They have anywhere from 45 to roughly 700 employees...