Employment

Economy

From agriculture to manufacturing, from retail to tourism, Albany is open for business. Rare metals manufacturing, agriculture, and secondary wood products comprise the backbone of the local economy.

Albany’s economic center is located in one of the 10 most productive agricultural areas of the world. The production, processing, and packaging of locally grown grass seeds, vegetable seeds, beans, corn, peas, strawberries and many other crops contribute significantly to the strength of the area’s economy. Area food processors include unique freeze-drying, meat smoking/drying operations and conventional freezing of vegetables.

Nearby, the Willamette National Forest and private forests, have fostered the natural development of a wood products industry. Pulp and paper production and secondary wood manufacturers are major employers in the area.

The area has historically served as the retail and trade center for the Willamette Valley. Albany’s revitalized historic downtown core serves as a regional financial and professional center, while several shopping areas and a regional mall attract retail dollars from throughout Linn and Benton counties.

The Linn County Fair and Expo Center, local attractions and recreational opportunities help make tourism an important contributor to the area’s economic health.

Employment Opportunities

On the search for a job locally? Here are some links to our member organizations that can aid you in your search.

Albany Democrat-Herald – http://democratherald.com/app/jobs

All-Star Labor & Staffing – http://www.allstarlabor.com

Express Employment Professionals – http://www.expresspros.com

Selectemp Employment Service – http://www.selec-temp.com

WorkSource Oregon Employment Department – http://www.employment.oregon.gov

 
Major Employers

COMPANY PRODUCT # OF EMP
Samaritan Health Services Acute Care & Health Center 1030
Linn Benton Community College Vocational & Higher Education 1050
Greater Albany Public Schools Primary & Secondary Education 1035
ATI Metals 1600
Target Distribution Center Retail Distribution Center 500
Linn County County Government 700
Assurant Solutions Call Center 300
OFD Foods Freeze Dried Foods 400
City of Albany City Government 402
National Frozen Foods Frozen Fruits & Vegetables 210
Arauco Forest Products 216
Selmet Metal Products & Metal Fabrication 505
Coastal Farm & Ranch Retail 125
Golden West Manufactured Housing 185