Our country is presently moving at a tremendous pace with new discoveries and inventions always finding one corner or the other. Technology along with culture is blending well and job opportunities are also on the rise. The present government has made considerable effort in order to facilitate a world class railway service. The introduction of free Wi – Fi services in several stations, along with the modernization of several stations and not to forget the latest discussions of bullet trains, all seem to be changing the face of Indian Railways. Not only that, the country with one of the longest railway line networks in the world is not so surprisingly one of the largest employers in the world. Recently, a research published by the WEF (World Economic Forum), around the 17th of June, last year, showed a list of the various top employers across the world. The list included the public as well as the private sector, including various SBUs (Strategic Business Units) along with the different portions of any country’s administration. The Indian government has, over so many years, given the Indian Railways an unbelievable 1.4 million employees.


Along with a well-connected nation, we Indians find our motherland to be a secure country. The government has done so by keeping the Indian Army’s priorities as its top agenda. The country’s armed forces are no further, at the ninth rank, also handing out jobs to 1.3 million people. Together, at 2.7 million people, the government hands out a huge helping hand to curb the issue of unemployment. However, the US department of defence claims that their defence is the world’s largest employer, employing an unbelievable 3.2 million people. The next largest employer seems to be nowhere near as the Chinese Army, also referred to as the Liberation Army, with 2.3 million people in it.

Apart from them, Walmart holds the third spot for paying 2.1 million people. McDonalds holds the fourth spot for employing 1.9 million employees, but since most of its restaurants are franchises, the number falls to around 0.42 million, if excluded. Next up, UK National Health Service employs 1.7 million people.
After that, two Chinese organizations, the China National Petroleum Corporation, which employs 1.6 million people and the State Grid Corporation of China, employing one and a half million people, occupy the sixth and the seventh spot respectively. The number seems to be having a relatively lower rate of increment thanks to the birth control policy that China has adopted over the past few years.


After this, the two Indian employers, Indian Railways and the Indian Army, hold the eighth and the ninth spot. The list concludes with the popular Foxconn company, legally referred to as the Hon Hai Precision factory, electronics manufacturer, by employing close to 1.2 million people.
The list claimed that there in no reference to compare the pay scale but was just tabulated to give the employment numbers of various organizations across the world.

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