October 31, 2017 “Information Clearing House” - Travel on Uncle Sam’s dime and have taxpayers pay for your education—these are some of the perks offered by the U.S. military, and it appears its recruiting strategy is effective.
The U.S. Department of Defense has been named the largest employer in the world with 3.2 million employees on its payroll, according to the World Economic Forum.
The second largest is China’s People’s Liberation Army with 2.3 million on its staff roster and third biggest is Wal-Mart Stores Inc. WMT, +0.02% with 2.1 million employees.
McDonald’s Corp. MCD, +0.64% came in fourth with 1.9 million workers but the World Economic Forum noted the fast-food chain would be eliminated from the list if employees at its franchise restaurants weren’t counted.
“As the majority of its restaurants are franchises, this figure falls to 420,000 when they are excluded,” said the WEF. (World Economic Forum)
The U.S. Department of Defense has 3.2 million employees on its payroll. - http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48126.htm