America's 5 biggest employers

This handful of companies employs nearly 4 million people around the world.

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Oct 10, 2013 3:50AM
It is time to take away paychecks from Congress.  They are being stupid, we pay them for doing nothing. I use to be middle class but now I am Poverty level.   The rich stock brokers.  The Rich sent our jobs to China, Mexico,Philippines  and  whoever  they can pay  5 bucks aday.  Rich Are getting richer, poor getting poorer  and forget the middle class they will soon be a gone.  I still pay taxes with what little I make.  Congress should not be getting paid .  
Oct 8, 2013 10:35PM
Sadly the government is the number 1 employer - which has destroyed the country.
Oct 10, 2013 3:55AM
Oct 8, 2013 8:55PM

1,774,000 Federal government civilian employees, excluding Post Office 
615,000 Post Office 
1,172,913 Military enlisted 
230,577 Military Officers 
2,424,000 State government (excluding education and hospitals) 
5,594,000 Local government (excluding education and hospitals)
That's a total of 11,810,490 government jobs.
Oct 8, 2013 7:52PM
Walmart uses government programs to subsidize the low pay they give their workers. Walmart is the single largest benefactor of Food Stamps, Welfare, and Sec 8 housing in the US. When a company helps their employees sign up for these government programs while paying them min wage for 28 hours a week of work (they did this long before Obamacare), it is a clear case of corporate welfare. 
Oct 9, 2013 5:41PM

Everyone knows Walmart does NOT pay the large majority of their workers a living wage.  They also don't provide benefits such as health insurance to many of those workers.  But the worst thing they do is require workers to be available at all times for flexible hours which prevents them from having another part time job so they can earn more and perhaps keep from getting food stamps and Medicaid for their families.  This is a disgrace for a company with 2.2 million workers.  No company should be allowed to pay such low wages, not provide benefits and restrict those workers' ability to take a second job to earn enough to live without government benefits.  Taxpayers are supplementing Walmart by providing food stamps and Medicaid to many of their low wage employees. 

That is why I will never shop at Walmart.  I am a one woman boycott.

Oct 10, 2013 4:47AM
how is it Costco sells basically the same thing as Walmat(Sams club) and yet pays more in wages, has better worker retention, and from what i've seen better stores.?  it can be done.  it can't all be about the money.... at some point it's gotta be about the people you hire to help you make money.  doesn't it?
u people love walmart that's why u buy their stuff. who in their right mind would support a company like this knowing they are bringing your country to ruins. the american that's who. throw in all the illegals raping your give away country and all the money your government is giving away to lazy folks, giving money to countries that will slit your throats in due time and of course getting rich themselves along with their wall street friends and what do you have? ROME!  whenever I defecate on the sidewalk, I do it in D.C..  stay thirsty my friends
Oct 10, 2013 8:11AM
Here is a unique concept...if you do not like the wages WalMart pays, then do not work for them.  If you cannot find any other employment, then work for WalMart.  I'm sure if you have an ounce of self-worth or dedication, you can better yourself by either taking some skills training or college classes. I'm sure if you work your butt off for WalMart, you will be promoted and make more money.  These stores have management positions that pay better then the entry level positions.  No one owes you owe yourself to get trained or develop marketable skills.  If you do not have the motivation to do this...then you will not make much money in life.  This country owes nothing to the unmotivated...we do not live in a socialist/ communist country, please quit trying to turn us into one.  We have safety nets built in to help people who have fallen on bad times...but these are designed to be temporary not permanent.
Oct 9, 2013 8:35AM

The biggest three don't provide health insurance for most of their employees and pay minimum wage. while posting huge profits. Yea only in America, living the dream.

Oct 9, 2013 10:57AM
Sad list that the largest employers pay the lowest wages in the country.  The only ones on the list that are respectable employers are IBM and UPS.
Oct 9, 2013 7:47AM
Oct 10, 2013 5:27AM
what a commentary on what a bunch of do nothing buying morons we have become.
where is the industry in this list? 1983
this country is made of morons now. It used to be made of makers and doers who invented stuff and then made it, and sold it and made money and created jobs doing it.

now we are screwed because our bullcrap gov. is brainless, leaderless, and just a bunch of self serving ****s. This is not news. It is almost 30 years now since anyone in power had a working brain.

Oct 9, 2013 12:30PM
It used to be if you were a student or just starting out you would get one of these unskilled jobs that pay crap. If you were dumb but not lazy  and had a family to raise on a crap job you would get a second one.  Now its the employer or governments responsility to make sure you are fed, clothed, housed, and comfortable. WalMart execs are just a lot smart than the dem politicians who think they can mandate laws in a vacuum. You can't fix stupid by raising the minimum wage.
Oct 8, 2013 11:59PM
The top three provide cheap products only, with no skill required to do most jobs!  IBM and UPS actually take some brains to accomplish their work, (pay decent w/benefits) Well maybe not UPS(skill required)
Oct 9, 2013 7:38AM
I was going to say the same as 1 Classic Lady.  It's nice that all these non-essential workers have a paid holiday.
Oct 9, 2013 8:38AM
Look at that, Government motors is nowhere on the list. Another lie we were told from obo about how important it was to save (buy for his friends) the auto industry.
Oct 10, 2013 6:05AM

 Being a retired military person, I at no time ever considered myself as a government civilian employee. At no time could I just  stay home and not go top work. If you smart , at no time could I  tell my boss were to get off, at no time, could I mix and  match my work outfit, and at no time could i go on strike. Of course, there are many other things that are different than a civilian employee. and how about being trained with a gun with the sole purpose of protecting  fellow Americans. In short you are not a civilian employee. Think about the military personnel returning from Vietnam.  I and others did not feel we were even Americans. Just think about it..

Oct 10, 2013 11:29AM
Waaa, Waaa Waaa Waaa  This country has turned into the biggest bunch of cry babies.  YOU WANT BETTER WAGES?  Educate yourself, shave off that scraggley **** beard, get rid of that unkempt hair, LOOSE THE ATTITUDE, loose 50 pounds, show up for work EVERY DAY, READY FOR WORK, take care of YOUR OWN PROBLEMS before diagnosing some one else's OH! and leave the weed and alcohol and the other stuff you take alone.  One other thing, how much education does it take to hang a dress on a hanger or put candles on a shelf?  You ONLY GET PAID AS MUCH AS IT COSTS TO REPLACE YOU!   
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