Some of America’s biggest companies make almost as much money abroad as they do in the United States. Their number of employees confirms this. Starbucks is an example. In China alone, it has 5,400 stores and about 60,000 workers. Other businesses with large numbers of people outside of the United States include a number of retailers and some hotel chains.
International sales are a recent source of revenue for some companies. For years Walmart had all of its stores in the United States today that is no longer true.
To identify America’s largest public employer, 24/7 Wall St. looked at total employment numbers at the top 1,000 Fortune 500 companies. Global employment for 2020 and 2021 along with revenue numbers for 2021 also came from Fortune.
The largest U.S. employer, Walmart, added 100,000 workers to bring its total number of employees to 2.3 million in 2021. Walmart is the largest employer in 19 states, including all but the Southern states. of North Carolina.
E-commerce powerhouse Amazon, founded in 1994, has grown employment by more than 62% to around 1.3 million workers in 2021. The Seattle-based company employs most of them in the Washington State and California.
Companies in customer-facing industries such as hospitality (Marriott, Hilton), retail (Macy’s, Best Buy), airlines (Delta, United) and food (Darden, Yum) have been hardest hit during the pandemic and downsized, but still made the list.
Here are the details from Walmart:
> Employees worldwide, 2021: 2,300,000
> Employees worldwide, 2020: 2,200,000
> 2021 revenue: $559.15 billion — #1 Fortune 500
> Market value as of March 31, 2021: $382.64 billion
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