World's Largest Employer (You'll Never Guess)

Dan Fastenberg
Department of Defense world's largest employer
Department of Defense world's largest employer

Which organization is the world's largest employer?

Here are some hints:

  • It employs roughly one in 10 citizens.

  • It's in the United States.

  • It's not Walmart.

No, it's not IBM or Microsoft. Or Apple. Or Google. Or any tech giant.

Stumped? It's the U.S. Department of Defense.

With a total of 3.2 million staff members, the DOD tops the list of the world's largest employers in a list put together by the BBC and compiled from global company and government information.