US companies are job creators

US companies are job creators. In 2017, the 900 majority-owned US companies directly employed almost 122,000 people in Belgium, representing 3% of the country’s total private sector employment. These direct jobs have also allowed the creation of a significant amount of indirect employment, especially through supply chains and distribution channels.

 

US Top 50 Companies in Belgium

Over 60% of US employment in Belgium is generated by the 50 largest companies: the US Top 50.  These companies directly employed 78,508 people in 2018, the latest year for which data is available. 

Company Employees   Company Employees
1. Manpower Group 7,656   26. Aviapartner (H.I.G.) 1,088
2. Johnson & Johnson (Janssen Pharmaceutica) 5,290   27. Merck & Co (MSD)  1.049
3. McDonald's 4,971   28. DXC Technology 968
4. Robert Half 3,824   29. Pepsico 952
5. Nike 3,447   30. Becton Dickinson 948
6. Mohawk (Unilin) 3,059   31. Avery Dennison 947
7. Fedex 2,822   32. CEVA (Apollo) 933
8. Pfizer 2,736   33. VF Europe 791
9. Balta 2,570   34. ON Semiconductor 770
10. Paccar (DAF Trucks) 2,394   35. Eastman (Solutia, Taminco) 759
11. Coca-Cola 2,338   36. Danaher 694
12. ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical 2,186   37. TE Connectivity 671
13. Tenneco 1,898   38. Stanley Black & Decker 668
14. Mondelēz International 1,756   39. Honeywell 655
15. Baxter 1,551   40. Emerson 632
16. Procter & Gamble 1,449   41. Kellogg's 631
17. Caterpillar 1,377   42. Cisco Systems 624
18. Cargill 1,304   43. Fluor 621
19. DowDupont 1,290   44. 3M 619
20. McKesson 1,240   45. XPO Logistics 611
21. Berkshire Hathaway (Chemtool, Duracell, H.J. Heinz, Lubrizol...)   1,223   46. Aramark 584
22. Accenture 1,218   47. The Bank of New York Mellon 581
23. Estée Lauder 1,216   48. LKQ 580
24. IBM 1,177   49. Adient 567
25. UPS 1,101   50. Dana 520

Human Capital and Talent Committee

The role of AmCham Belgium's Human Capital and Talent Committee is to promote a positive employment environment in Belgium which attracts and develops international businesses and their employees and contributes to their continued success.