The largest employers
The list of the Top 100 companies is drawn from the financial results for Northern Ireland registered companies. It does not include performance information for businesses doing business in Northern Ireland but as part of a Uk-based organisation since there are no published Northern Ireland results. Through the Equality Commission, details are published of the numbers employed by all private sector businesses (employing more than 25 people). There were, in the last report from the Equality Commission, 15 businesses which employed more than 2,100 people.
The 10 largest private sector employers: details from Equality Commission Monitoring returns1
In a year by year comparison, the numbers employed by these larger businesses have reflected trends from the wider economy. Retailing in the big groups has shown further expansion which may not be continuing in 2019. Private sector service providers have tended to reduce their employment.