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

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Largest employersEdit

Public companies and institutions are included in this list:

Employees
Employer 2015[1] 2010[2][3] Headquarters
United States Department of Defense
2.86 million[4]
  United States
People's Liberation Army
2.52 million[5]
  China
Walmart
2.3 million[6]
  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 1.6 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
1.3 million
  India
Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn) 1.2 million 0.8 million   Taiwan[7]

Largest private and semiprivate employersEdit

The rankings below are the ten private-sector companies providing the most jobs worldwide, according to list published in 2019 by Fortune magazine.[8]

Private and semipublic companies with the most employees in the world
Rank Employer Country Employees
1 Walmart   United States 2,200,000
2 China National Petroleum   China 1,382,401
3 China Post Group   China 935,191
4 State Grid   China 917,717
5 Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn)   Taiwan 667,680
6 Volkswagen   Germany 664,496
7 Amazon   United States 647,500
8 Sinopec Group   China 619,151
9 Compass Group   United Kingdom 595,841
10 United States Postal Service   United States 565,802

NotesEdit

  1. ^ including franchise employees

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "President Signs Fiscal 2019 Defense Authorization Act at Fort Drum Ceremony". Department of Defense. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  5. ^ International Institute for Strategic Studies (14 February 2018). The Military Balance 2018. Routledge. pp. 249–259. ISBN 978-1-85743-955-7.
  6. ^ "Walmart Locations Around the World – United States". Archived from the original on September 26, 2015.
  7. ^ "9 Most Largest Companies – by employee number". most09.com. March 5, 2016.
  8. ^ "Global 500". Fortune.

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