Two San Diego companies make Forbes list of best employers in 2018

Posted at 4:48 PM, May 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-02 21:19:33-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Forbes has released its list of America’s best employers of 2018 and two San Diego employers made the list.

Both Qualcomm and the County of San Diego made the list coming in at 111 and 268.

According to Forbes, Qualcomm employs more than 30,000 people and the County of San Diego employs over 20,000 people.

Qualcomm made headlines recently after news that President Trump blocked Broadcom’s $117 billion bid to buy the company citing national security concerns. The company also recently laid off more than 1,000 people.

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To make the list, Forbes surveyed 30,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees.

The U.S. economy is marking its 90th consecutive month of job gains as the unemployment rate continues to hover at a very low 4.1 percent.