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10 companies having most employees in the world

Last updated on: March 20, 2013 09:28 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 companies that employ most workers in the world.

Note: The list does NOT include government owned companies, hence Indian Railways with over 1.4 million (1,400,000) employees is not in the list.

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Walmart

Country: The United States

Number of Employees: 2,200,000

Global rank: 1

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China National Petroleum Corporation

Country: China

Number of Employees: 1,668,072

Global rank: 2

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State Grid Corporation of China

Country: China

Number of Employees: 1,583,000

Global rank: 3

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Sinopec

Country: China

Number of Employees: 1,021,979

Global rank: 4

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Hon Hai Precision Industry

Country: Taiwan

Number of Employees: 961,000

Global rank: 5

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China Post Group

Country: China

Number of Employees: 889,307

Global rank: 6

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US Postal Service

Country: The United States

Number of Employees: 601,601

Global rank: 7

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Volkswagen

Country: Germany

Number of Employees: 501,956

Global rank: 8

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China Telecommunications

Country: China

Number of Employees: 491,447

Global rank: 9

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Aviation Industry Corporation of China

Country: China

Number of Employees: 480,147

Global rank: 10


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