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Top 10 largest employers in the U.S.

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Walmart's global workforce, boosted by its massive international presence with 900,000 of its 2.2 million employees based outside the U.S., is more than four-times larger than any other U.S.-based company.

A new analysis by 24/7 Wall St of the largest global workforces of U.S. companies shows that each of the 10 largest companies have a workforce larger than 300,000 people.

And while many of the companies provide only low-skill service jobs -- mostly fast food and retailers -- the other companies on the list are on the opposite end of the spectrum -- technology companies employing high-skill workers. There isn't much in the middle.

Here are the top 10 largest employers from U.S. companies:

1. Walmart

  • 2.2 million employees

2. Yum! Brands (KFC, Taco Bell, etc.)

  • 523,000 employees

3. McDonald's

  • 440,000 employees

4. IBM

  • 434,000 employees

5. United Parcel Service (UPS)

  • 399,000 employees

6. Target

  • 361,000 employees

7. Kroger

  • 343,000 employees

8. Home Depot

  • 340,000 employees

9. Hewlett-Packard

  • 331,800 employees

10. General Electric

  • 305,000 employees

Combined, these 10 companies employ more than 5.6 million people.

Read more: 24/7 Wall St

Photo: Flickr/dcmaster

— By on August 22, 2013, 7:24 AM PST

Tyler Falk

Contributing Editor

Tyler Falk is a freelance journalist based in Washington, D.C. Previously, he was with Smart Growth America and Grist. He holds a degree from Goshen College. Follow him on Twitter. Disclosure