Veteran Employment in Pierce County
The Military is Pierce County’s largest employer and a major economic driver for Pierce County. A 2023 JBLM regional economic impact study found the base supports over 85,000 jobs in the area and has over $8 billion in economic output (JBLM's Regional Economic Impact Analysis).
As one of the largest military installations in the US Army, JBLM provides transition services for over 6,000 separating service members annually and over 60 percent of them choose to remain in the area. Pierce County partners with other agencies and organizations to actively employ our military service members in the region when they become civilians.