Indian Railways, Army among world's biggest employers: Study
NEW DELHI: Two Indian organizations — Army and Railways — are among the world's biggest employers, together employing a whopping 2.7 million people, said a report.
The Indian Railways is the 8th largest employer in the world with 1.4 million staff and first highest employer in India.
Immediately after Indian Railways the Indian Armed Forces with 1.3 million people the second highest employer in India. in world ranking the 9th rank
India Post with 4.66 lakh employess is in the third highest employer in India.
TCS is in fourth highest employer in India.
SBI in fifth highest employer in India.
According to a research published by the World Economic Forum, the US Department of Defense is the world's biggest employer which claims over 3.2 million employees on its roster.
Second is People's Liberation Army (the Chinese military) with 2.3 million, and in third is the US supermarket giant Walmart with 2.1 million workers, the report said, adding that "...175,000 of Walmart's staff work for UK supermarket chain, Asda".
McDonald's is the 4th biggest employer with 1.9 million employees, however, as the majority of its restaurants are franchises, this figure falls to 4,20,000 when they are excluded, the report said.
UK's National Health Service was ranked at the 5th place, with 1.7 million employees, followed by state-run China National Petroleum Corporation with 1.6 million.
Another Chinese company, the State Grid Corporation of China was ranked 7th with 1.5 million.
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