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10 biggest employers in the world

Last updated on: April 16, 2013 09:02 IST

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While some companies are earning millions of dollars in revenue employing just couple of thousand people, there are some that operate on a much bigger scale.

Let's take a look at 10 organisations, including government ones, that employ most workers in the world.

Source: BBC

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Image: Pedestrians cross a street at Tokyo's Ginza shopping district in Japan.
Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters

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Department of Defense

Country: The United States

Number of Employees: 3.2 million

Global rank: 1

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Image: A view of the United States's military headquarters, the Pentagon, in Arlington County, Virginia.
Photographs: Jason Reed/Reuters

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People's Liberation Army

Country: China

Number of Employees: 2.3 million

Global rank: 2

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Image: People's Liberation Army navy sailors stand at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
Photographs: Jason Lee/Reuters

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Walmart

Country: The United States

Number of Employees: 2.1 million

Global rank: 3

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Image: Products are displayed outside a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market store in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Photographs: Jacob Slaton/Reuters

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McDonald's

Country: The United States

Number of Employees: 1.9 million

Global rank: 4

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Image: McDonald's counter staff wait for the opening of its Harajuku-Omotesando shop in Tokyo, Japan.
Photographs: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

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National Health Service

Country: The United Kingdom

Number of Employees: 1.7 million

Global rank: 5

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Image: A woman and young children interact with a giant television set at the Ann Riches Healing Space for young patients at the Royal London Hospital in London, United Kingdom.
Photographs: Neil Hall/Reuters

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National Petroleum Corporation

Country: China

Number of Employees: 1.6 million

Global rank: 6

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Image: Employees of China National Petroleum Corporation carry out routine checks at a gas refinery in Suining, Sichuan province.
Photographs: Stringer/Reuters

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State Grid Corporation

Country: China

Number of Employees: 1.5 million

Global rank: 7

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Image: Electricians check the electricity pylon situated amid farmland in Chuzhou, Anhui province, China.
Photographs: China Daily/Reuters

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Indian Railways

Country: India

Number of Employees: 1.4 million

Global rank: 8

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Image: Luxury train Royal Rajasthan on Wheels in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.
Photographs: Vijay Mathur/Reuters
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Indian Armed Forces

Country: India

Number of Employees: 1.3 million

Global rank: 9

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Image: Indian soldiers march during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.
Photographs: B Mathur/Reuters

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Hon Hai Precision Industry ( Foxconn)

Country: Taiwan

Number of Employees: 1.2 million

Global rank: 10


Image: A man walks past a logo of a Foxconn factory in Wuhan, Hubei province, China.
Photographs: Stringer/Reuters
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