Ranked by: Number of employees.
Remarks: Also notes rank and figures for previous year, human resources officer, whether the officer oversees labor, and primary company business.
Number listed in source: 100
1. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., with 1,484,000 employees
2. McDonald's Corp., 413,000
3. United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS), 360,000
4. General Motors Corp., 350,000
5. Ford Motor Co., 335,000
6. The Home Depot Inc., 315,000
7. International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), 314,000
8. General Electric Co., 312,500
9. Target Corp., 305,000
10. Sears, Roebuck & Co., 300,000
Subject(s) Covered: Employees
Source Citation: "Largest Corporate Employers, 2004." Human Resource Executive, Top 100 (annual), April 2004, p. 34. Business Rankings Annual 2005. Thomson Gale, 2005.
Reproduced in Business and Company Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Gale Group, June 2002.
Why, with all those employees, does it still take so long to get through a check out line at Wal-Mart?