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Largest employers in Luxembourg, 2019



Sculptures on the Kirchberg plateau, the district housing many of the country's EU institutions and banks Shutterstock

Sculptures on the Kirchberg plateau, the district housing many of the country's EU institutions and banks Shutterstock

Statec published its annual rankings of the largest employers in Luxembourg on Monday.

Excluding the state and City of Luxembourg employees, the Post group (state owned) topped the rankings, with 4,540 employees (compared to 4,480 in the same ranking last year).

Rail transport company CFL and retail shop Cactus secured second and third spots, with 4,540 and 4,360 employees, respectively--both increasing from the 2018 ranking.

Although in past rankings ArcelorMittal fared better, the steel giant slipped somewhat in this year’s ranking, at 3,810 employees compared to 4,120 one year prior. The company just announced on Monday it had completed the sale of its Dudelange site, plus an additional 5 European sites, to Liberty House Group.

Amazon, despite being the world’s largest employer in the tech industry, took its same spot as last year with some 2,250 employees in the grand duchy.

Goodyear’s ranking in 2019 hovers around the same figure as in 2018 (3,430 compared to 3,450, respectively). The tyre manufacturer had recently made headlines for its $36m investment in its Colmar-Berg facilitiesas well as a new collective agreement signed tomodernise working conditions.