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World's 10 largest employers

April 24, 2015 16:53 IST

Retail giant Walmart has the world’s largest number of employees.

Take a look at world’s 10 largest employers, according to a ranking by 24/7 Wall St.

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Wal-Mart Stores

Rank: 1

Total employees: 2,200,000

Revenue: $476.3 billion

Walmart is the world's largest company by revenue in 2014. Founded by Sam Walton in 1962, it has over 11,000 stores in 27 countries.

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Rank: 2

Total employees: 618,000

Revenue: .3 billion

A British multinational security services company, it has operations in around 125 countries.

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Randstad Holding 

Total employees: 595,730

Revenue: $22.8 billion

Founded in the Netherlands in 1960 by Frits Goldschmeding, Randstad Holding is world's second-largest HR service provider , with services in 39 countries.

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Total employees: 555,097

Revenue: $271.3 billion

Founded in 1937, Volkswagen is the biggest automaker in both Germany and Europe.  Some of the world’s best selling cars are from Volkswagen’s stable.

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PetroChina Co Ltd

Total employees: 544,083

Revenue: $373.0 billion

PetroChina Company Limited is a China’s biggest oil producer.

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Compass Group

Total employees: 506,699

Revenue: $28.4 billion

Compass Group plc is the largest contract food service company in the world with services in over 50 countries.

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Agricultural Bank of China

Total employees: 478,980

Revenue: $68.2 billion

Agricultural Bank of China is one of the ‘Big Four’ banks in China.

Founded in 1951, Agricultural Bank of China is China's third largest lender by assets.

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Total employees: 464,184

Revenue: $14.5 billion

Founded in Copenhagen, ISS (Integrated Service Solutions) offers cleaning, property, catering, security services and facility management.

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Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Total employees: 441,902

Revenue: $ 91.1 billion

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China is the largest bank in the world by total assets and market capitalisation.

Image: McDonald's 'Ronald McDonald' character chats with a counter staff in Tokyo, Japan. Photographs: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

McDonald’s Corporation

Total employees: 440,000

Revenue: $28.1 billion

Brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald started the business in 1940.

McDonald's Corporation is the world's largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, serving around 68 million customers.