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The Top 20 Fortune Companies With Biggest Workforce In The World, 2017

With approximately 2.3 million employees across the globe, Wal-Mart is the world’s number one employer on the Fortune 500 list. Trailing far behind Wal-Mart, China National Petroleum is the number 2 employer on the Fortune 500 list with 1.5 million workers.

China Post Group Corporation is the 3rd biggest employer on the Fortune 500 list with 941,211 employees, followed by State Grid Corporation of China (926,067 employees) and Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology (726,772 employees). The next two biggest employers worldwide are Sinopec and Volkswagen Group.

The U.S. Postal Service is the 8th largest employer, with 400,000 people on its payroll, followed by Compass Group, the UK’s largest food and support services firm, and the Agricultural Bank of China.

Revealed: The Top 20 Fortune Companies With Biggest Workforce in the World, 2017

  1. Walmart, US
    Number of employees: 2,300,000
  2. China National Petroleum Corporation, China
    Number of employees: 1,512,048
  3. China Post Group Corporation, China
    Number of employees: 941,211
  4. State Grid Corporation of China, China
    Number of employees: 926,067
  5. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. (Foxconn Technology), Taiwan
    Number of employees: 726,772
  6. China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, or Sinopec Limited, China
    Number of employees: 713,288
  7. Volkswagen Group, Germany
    Number of employees: 626,715
  8. U.S. Postal Service, US
    Number of employees: 574,349
  9. Compass Group, UK
    Number of employees: 527,180
  10. Agricultural Bank of China
    Number of employees: 501,368
  11. Gazprom
    Number of employees: 467,400
  12. China Mobile Communications
    Number of employees: 463,712
  13. Industrial & Commercial Bank of China
    Number of employees: 461,749
  14. Deutsche Post DHL Group
    Number of employees: 459,262
  15. Aviation Industry Corp. of China
    Number of employees: 457,097
  16. Kroger
    Number of employees: 443,000
  17. Jardine Matheson
    Number of employees: 430,000
  18. Sodexo (formerly Sodexho Alliance), France
    Number of employees: 425,594
  19. China Resources, Hong Kong and China
    Number of employees: 420,572
  20. IBM, US
    Number of employees: 414,400

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.
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