List of largest employers

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

Largest employers[edit]

Public companies and institutions 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] 1.9 million 1.7 million  United States
National Health Service 1.7 million 1.4 million  United Kingdom
China National Petroleum Corporation 1.5 million 1.7 million  China
State Grid Corporation of China 1.5 million 1.6 million  China
Indian Railways 1.4 million 1.3 million  India
Indian Armed Forces
4.94 million[4]
 India
Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn) 1.2 million 0.8 million  Taiwan[5]

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.[6]

Private 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 Tata Group  India 695,000
8 Volkswagen  Germany 626,715
9 United States Postal Service  United States 574,349
10 Compass Group  GBR 527,180
11 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. ^ "List of countries by number of military and paramilitary personnel", Wikipedia, 2018-07-25, retrieved 2018-08-15 
  5. ^ "9 Most Largest Companies – by employee number". most09.com. March 5, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Fortune Global 500 List 2017: See Who Made It". Fortune. 

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