This page was last updated on January 9, 2023.

Top Employers of Dent County Residents

Private Employer
Top Employers
# Employed
Industry Headquarters  # of Locations Job Postings      
1 US Foods logo
350 Food Service Distributor Rosemont, IL 60  Hiring      
Local Government
Salem/Dent County K-12 Schools
* 5 Independent School Districts
350 K12 Education Salem/Dent County 5 Salem R-80 K12
Oak Hill R-I K8
Green Forest R-II K8
Dent-Phelps R-III K8
North Wood R-IV K8
2  Doe Run logo*No facilities located in Dent County

288 ^
*Dent County Residents (1,110 Total Employees)
Lead Mining/Battery Recycling St. Louis, MO 13 Hiring      
3 Hospital logo  250 ^ Hospital/Healthcare  Salem, MO   Hiring      
Walmart logo

204 ^  Retail/Wholesale Bentonville, AR  10,524   Hiring      
5 Phelps Health logo
One Primary Care Location in Dent County
147 ^
*Dent County Residents (1,877 Total Employees)
Hospital/Healthcare Rolla, MO 14 Hiring      
6 royal oak logo 115  Manufacturing/Wood Products Roswell, GA   16 Hiring      
7 Salem Wood Products 99 ^  Manufacturing/Wood Products Lebanon, MO  6 North American Stave Mills  Hiring       
Local Government
county logo 90 ^ County Government Salem, MO 1  Apply in-person 400 N. Main St.      
8 McDonald's logo 75 ^ Fast Food Restaurant Chicago, IL 13,683
US locations
9 Seville Care Center 67 ^ Senior Care / Skilled Nursing Salem, MO  Apply in-person
Enrichment Services of Dent County Inc.
65 Individual & Family Services (Adult Day Care) Salem, MO 1 Apply in-person 1900 MO 19      


Click here to view an interactive Industry Concentrations table for Dent County provided by the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC).

Note: For the above link - Location Quotient (LQ) is a ratio of the relative distribution of industry employment in a region to that industry’s distribution in a larger economy. An LQ greater than 1 indicates that the industry is more specialized, and employment is more concentrated for that industry in the region, as compared to the United States as a whole. An LQ less than 1 indicates that the industry is less specialized, and employment is less concentrated. An LQ of 2 would mean that the industry’s employment is twice as concentrated in the region, as compared to the United States.
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