Global Industries with the largest employment

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There are different companies emerging every day, contributing to an already dynamic international market and serving billions of customers around the globe. These activities do not only contribute their home country’s growing economy, but they also create more jobs and employment opportunities for people worldwide.

Here are the biggest international industries that boost the largest employment.

Sales and Retail Industry

The retail industry offers a huge range of employment from business posts, administration staff, finance and I.T. support, to sales and customer service. Every country has their own retail giants but other American companies like Walmart have surpassed the best and the brightest when it comes to retail chains. In the U.S. alone, it has over 2 million employees, and plus hundreds of thousands in their other locations in selected countries.

Fast Food Industry

According to a recent research, the value of the global fast food market could grow to up to $645 billion by 2020. McDonald’s, an international fast food chain, for instance, has 1.5 million employees from over 100 countries. In fact, it’s the second largest employer not just in the U.S. where it was founded but around the world.

Healthcare Industry

The healthcare industry is the largest employer globally. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are approximately 9.2 million doctors, 19.4 million registered nurse and midwives, over 1.9 million dentists and staff, and almost 2.6 million pharmacists in the world. In addition, there are over 1.3 health workers across the globe. These staggering numbers of employees in the industry could grow in the near future as the baby boomers reach their golden years and enter retirement.