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 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

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

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

Major Employers

COMPANY PRODUCT # OF EMP
ATI Metals 1650
Greater Albany Public Schools Primary & Secondary Education 1525
Linn Benton Community College Vocational & Higher Education 1500
Target Distribution Center Retail Distribution Center 1300
Samaritan Health Services Acute Care & Health Center 1060
CPP-Titanium Metal Products & Metal Fabrication 782
Linn County County Government 667
National Frozen Foods Frozen Fruits & Vegetables 500
Oregon Freeze Dry Freeze Dried Foods 450
City of Albany City Government 428
Mennonite Village Retirement Community 426
Assurant Solutions Call Center 370
Arauco Forest Products 261
Clayton Homes Manufactured Housing 230