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Assembly Top 50: Headcount Static Despite Gains in Revenue

October 31, 2011
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In 2010, the Top 50 employed 6.86 billion people worldwide. That’s 4 percent more than they employed in 2009, but it’s slightly under the total for 2008.

Employees

(thousands)

Company

2008

2009

2010

08 vs 10

Toyota 320.8 320.6 317.7 -1%
General Electric 323.0 304.0 287.0 -11%
General Motors 242.0 215.0 202.0 -17%
Daimler 273.2 256.4 260.1 -5%
Ford 213.0 177.0 164.0 -23%
Hewlett-Packard 321.0 304.0 324.6 1%
Honda 181.8 176.8 179.0 -2%
Nissan 155.7 151.7 155.1 0%
Siemens 428.0 405.0 405.0 -5%
IBM  398.5 399.4 426.7 7%
Apple 32.0 34.3 46.6 46%
Boeing 162.2 157.1 160.5 -1%
Robert Bosch 283.0 275.0 276.0 -2%
Johnson & Johnson 118.7 115.5 114.0 -4%
Dell 78.9 96.0 103.3 31%
United Technologies 223.1 207.7 208.2 -7%
Fiat 198.3 190.0 199.9 1%
Lockheed 146.0 140.0 132.0 -10%
Mitsubishi Electric 106.9 109.5 114.4 7%
Cisco Systems 65.5 70.7 71.8 10%
Caterpillar  106.5 93.8 104.5 -2%
Volvo 101.4 90.2 90.4 -11%
Abbott Laboratories 68.8 72.8 91.4 33%
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries 67.4 67.7 68.8 2%
Continental 139.2 134.4 148.2 6%
BAE Systems 94.0 98.0 92.0 -2%
Northrop Grumman 123.6 120.7 117.1 -5%
Johnson Controls 140.0 130.0 137.0 -2%
Philips Electronics 121.4 115.9 119.0 -2%
Honeywell 128.0 122.0 130.0 2%
General Dynamics  92.3 91.7 90.0 -2%
ABB 119.4 116.1 116.5 -2%
Flextronics Intl 160.0 165.0 176.0 10%
Schneider Electric 126.5 116.1 123.5 -2%
Deere & Co. 56.6 51.2 55.6 -2%
Raytheon 72.8 75.1 72.4 -1%
Magna Int'l 74.4 72.5 96.0 29%
Mitsubishi Motors 31.9 31.0 30.7 -4%
Xerox 57.1 53.6 136.5 139%
Alcatel-Lucent 77.7 78.4 79.8 3%
Emerson Electric 140.7 129.0 127.7 -9%
Research in Motion 12.0 14.0 17.0 42%
Motorola Solutions 64.0 53.0 51.0 -20%
Faurecia 61.4 58.4 75.7 23%
Whirlpool 69.6 66.9 70.8 2%
ZF Friedrichshafen 63.3 60.9 64.6 2%
Rolls-Royce 39.0 38.5 38.9 0%
Tyco Int'l 113.0 106.0 108.0 -4%
EMC 42.1 43.2 48.5 15%
Medtronic Inc. 37.7 39.3 41.4 10%
Total 6,873.4 6,611.1 6,866.9 0%

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