The Biggest of All
According to the Fortune Global 500 list, eight of the world’s 15 largest private employers are in China. Worldwide, there are 229 companies employing more than 100,000 people, including three Swiss companies. The public sector – the US Department of Defense (2.9 million), for instance, or the British National Health Service (approx. 1.2 million) – has even larger staffs.