These 10 companies employ many people in Buffalo and around Western New York. All of them are familiar names, but you might be surprised that some of them have such large workforces here. When it comes to the top type of employment in the city, a majority of people are employed by the private sector (as of 2020):

Private Employee 72,879
Government Employee 18,605
Self-Employed 5,917
Non-Profit Employee 15,905

You can click on each of the companies to see their current job openings.

The top 10 largest employers in Buffalo, as of 2020, are:

-Erie County Medical Center

At ECMC, we’re more than just a hospital. We’re a community that’s made the patient experience our first priority, bringing compassionate, capable care to the eight counties of Western New York, as well as Southern Ontario.


Our team really lives by the Wegmans Who We Are values and that helps make Wegmans a great place to work and grow.


GEICO's Western New York office is home to more than 2,500 associates, and still growing! Located just northeast of Buffalo, NY, our Getzville office offers consistent schedules, competitive salaries, and plenty of growth opportunities. In fact, our associates average two pay increases within the first year! Get ready to love where you work!​​​​​​​

-Roswell Park

As one of the largest employers in Western New York, Roswell has over 3,300 employees, including over 200 physicians and scientists and 400 nurses. Leading the way in cancer research, treatment and education for more than a century, today Roswell Park is setting our course for a second century of extraordinary advances in cancer research and treatment.

-Catholic Health

We bring together the strengths and talents of more than 9,500 full and part-time associates and 1,700 physicians under one healthcare ministry that stretches across all areas of Western New York Our values of reverence, excellence, compassion and justice lives in our hearts and actions.

-M&T Bank

Our people stay here because we give them room — and the support they need — to grow with M&T.

-University at Buffalo

We strive to attract the best faculty and staff to UB. Our university is extraordinary through the innovative discovery, research and accomplishments of our faculty and staff. You could go anywhere; you can make a difference here.

-Tops Markets

Do you have a passion for food? So do we! Join the 28th largest supermarket chain in the country and do what you love every day-all while learning new skills, honing your craft and growing as a leader. From various positions throughout our stores to warehouse opportunities and more, we just may have the perfect match for you!

-Seneca Gaming

Work should be fulfilling and fun. It can be at Seneca Gaming Corporation. The Best 8 Hours is our commitment to you. There’s no such thing as a typical workday at Seneca Gaming Corporation.

-Erie County

Data provided by the City of Buffalo Office of the Comptroller

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