|Northrop Grumman||30,721||Aerospace||123,400||Los Angeles|
|Countrywide Financial||18,537||Lease & Finance||54,450||Calabasas|
|Occidental Petroleum||16,286||Energy||8,010||Los Angeles|
|Computer Sciences||15,849||Computer Services||79,000||El Segundo|
|DIRECTV Group||13,165||Entertainment||9,200||El Segundo|
|Health Net||11,941||Health Care||9,280||Woodland Hills|
|KB Homes||9,443||Engineering/Construction||6,700||Los Angeles|
|Dole Food||5,871||Food Processing||72,000||Westlake Village|
|Jacobs Engineering Group||5,635||Construction||38,600||Pasadena|
|Hilton Hotels||4,437||Hotels/Casinos||61,000||Beverly Hills|
|Reliance Steel & Aluminum||3,371||Metals/Mining||5,600||Los Angeles|
|DaVita||3,072||Health care||28,000||El Segundo|
|Mercury General||2,992||Insurance||5,000||Los Angeles|
|CB Richard Ellis Group||2,911||Real Estate||14,500||El Segundo|
|Univision Communications*||1,953||Entertainment||4,210||Los Angeles|
|Guitar Center||1,783||Retail||8,150||Westlake Village|
|IndyMac Bancorp||1,765||Financial Services||6,440||Pasadena|
|Molina Healthcare||1,650||Health Care||1,500||Long Beach|
|Activision||1,468||Computer Software||2,140||Santa Monica|
|21st Century Insurance Group||1,419||Insurance||2,600||Woodland Hills|
Source: Fortune Magazine, Hoovers Online
* Univision Communications was sold in 2006 to a consortium of private equity firms lead by Saban Capital Group for about $13.7 billion. Its headquarters was moved from Los Angeles to New York.
Unocal Corporation merged with Chevron in 2005. The company was originally incorporated in Santa Paula, California, in 1890 and moved its headquarters to Los Angeles in 1901. In 2005, after Unocal agreed to a buy-out merger with Chevron, the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), a Chinese state-backed company, offered a competitive bid of $18.5 billion. Intense political concerns in Congress, however, over national security concerns, compelled the Chinese to drop their bid and allow Unocal to proceed with its merger with Chevron.
KB Homes was formerly known as Kaufman & Broad.