The 10 largest global companies in terms of number of employees.. You will not believe their size!
Despite technological development, process automation and artificial intelligence, human resources represent a fundamental pillar in many of the giant, most valuable companies around the world.
Some of the world's largest companies already have huge workforces, employing hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Below are the largest companies ranked by total number of employees:
Walmart is the world's largest company by revenue and also has the largest number of employees, with more than 2.3 million employees worldwide. The majority of Walmart employees work in the company's stores and warehouses.
Amazon is ranked second in the world, as it employs more than 1.5 million people, the majority of whom also work in the company’s warehouses around the world. Amazon - the e-commerce giant - is also the third largest company in the world in terms of revenues, behind Saudi Aramco. Its revenues during the last 4 quarters amounted to $525 billion.
In third place is the Taiwanese company Foxconn - the supplier of iPhone phones - which employs about 826 thousand people.
While Accenture - the largest outsourcing company in the world - is a global management consulting and professional services company that provides consulting, strategic, digital, technology and operations services. The company has been re-formed to take its headquarters from Dublin, Ireland, since the beginning of September 2009. It is on the “Fortune 500” list of the 500 largest companies, and its number of employees is 738 thousand.
While the German Volkswagen is the second largest car company in the world in terms of the number of units produced, it leads the sector in terms of the number of employees, which number more than 645 thousand people.
While the Indian company "Tata", which operates in many industries, ranks fifth in the world, with more than 616 thousand employees.
5 other companies
In the remaining five ranks, they come in order: “Deutsche Post”, then the American shipping company “UPS”, followed by “Kroger”, then “Home Depot”.
The total number of employees in the top ten companies in the world is more than 8.8 million employees.