List of largest employers

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The largest employers in the world include companies, militaries, and governments.

Companies and militaries[edit]

Non-corporate employers are included in this list:

Employees
Employer 2015[1] 2010[2][3] Headquarters
United States Department of Defense
3.2 million
United States
People's Liberation Army
2.3 million
China
Walmart
2.1 million
United States
McDonald's[note 1] 1.6 million 1.7 million United States
National Health Service 1.7 million 1.4 million United Kingdom
China National Petroleum Corporation 1.6 million 1.7 million China
State Grid Corporation of China 1.5 million 1.6 million China
Indian Railways
1.4 million
India
Indian Armed Forces
1.3 million
India
Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn) 1.3 million 0.8 million Taiwan[4]

Largest private and semiprivate employers[edit]

The rankings below are the ten private-sector companies providing the most jobs worldwide, according to the 2017 list compiled by Fortune magazine.[5]

Public and semipublic companies with the most employees in the world
Rank Employer Country Employees
1 Walmart  United States 2,300,000
2 China National Petroleum  China 1,512,048
3 China Post Group  China 941,211
4 State Grid  China 926,067
5 Hon Hai Precision Industry  Taiwan 726,772
6 Sinopec Group  China 713,288
7 Volkswagen  Germany 626,715
8 United States Postal Service  United States 574,349
9 Compass Group  United Kingdom 527,180
10 Agricultural Bank of China  China 501,368

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ including franchise employees

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The World's Biggest Employers". Forbes.com. Forbes. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Employment: Defending jobs - The Economist". 2011-09-12. Retrieved 2011-10-02. 
  3. ^ IISS 2012, pp. 243–248
  4. ^ "9 Most Largest Companies – by employee number". most09.com. March 5, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Fortune Global 500 List 2017: See Who Made It". Fortune. 

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