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Rank Company 500 Rank 2008 Number of Employees
1 Wal-Mart Stores 2 2,100,000
2 United Parcel Service 43 426,000
3 McDonald's 107 400,000
4 International Business Machines 14 398,455
5 Target 28 351,000
6 Kroger 22 326,000
7 Citigroup 12 324,850
8 Sears Holdings 49 324,000
9 General Electric 5 323,000
10 Hewlett-Packard 9 321,000
11 AT&T 8 302,660
12 Wells Fargo 41 281,000
13 Home Depot 25 265,650
14 FedEx 59 254,142
15 Berkshire Hathaway 13 246,083
16 Bank of America Corp. 11 243,075
17 General Motors 6 243,000
18 J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. 16 224,961
19 Verizon Communications 17 223,880
20 United Technologies 37 223,100
21 Aramark 198 217,500
22 Ford Motor 7 213,000
23 Walgreen 36 200,000
24 PepsiCo 52 198,000
25 Safeway 50 197,000
26 Lowe's 47 196,500
27 Yum Brands 239 193,200
28 Supervalu 51 192,000
29 Darden Restaurants 374 179,000
30 Starbucks 261 176,000
31 CVS Caremark 19 170,000
32 Macy's 96 167,000
33 HCA 88 165,500
34 Boeing 34 162,200
35 Walt Disney 60 150,000
36 Best Buy 56 150,000
37 J.C. Penney 139 147,000
38 Delphi 121 146,600
39 Marriott International 208 146,000
40 Lockheed Martin 54 146,000
41 Starwood Hotels & Resorts 417 145,000
42 Emerson Electric 94 140,700
43 Johnson Controls 58 140,000
44 Procter & Gamble 20 138,000
45 Gap 178 134,000
46 TJX 131 133,000
47 Honeywell International 63 128,000
48 Northrop Grumman 69 123,600
49 Johnson & Johnson 29 118,700
50 American International Group 245 116,000
Issue date: May 4, 2009
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Chevron $23,931.0
Microsoft $17,681.0
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