Anyone who has driven on a cross-country road trip through Middle America has seen at one of these in each of the towns you pass. What are we talking about? Why Walmart Supercenters, of course! That means that Walmart employs a whole lot of people – in fact, Walmart is the top private employer in 21 states! With over 3,500 Walmart Supercenters spread across all 50 states, Walmart has over 1.5 million employees (or “associates”, as Walmart calls them). This graphic, from visualcapitalist.com, shows where Walmart Nation is. Interestingly, there are only 5 other states where a private non-education non-healthcare company is that state’s largest employer.
| January 28, 2019