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Recently Business Insider referred to a 2012 report from The National Employment Law Project, which found that that 66 percent of low-wage workers were employed by companies with more than 100 employees.
In fact, the report's authors say they found that, "the majority of America's lowest-paid workers are employed by large corporations, not small businesses, and that most of the largest low-wage employers have recovered from the recession and are in a strong financial position."
The top employers of low-wage workers are:
US Workforce (as of 2012): 1,400,000
2. Yum! Brands (Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, KFC)
US Workforce (as of 2012): 880,330
3. McDonald's Corp.
US Workforce (as of 2012): 859,978
4. Target Corp.
US Workforce (as of 2012): 365,000
5. Sears Holdings Corporation
US Workforce (as of 2012): 264,0000
It's difficult to do a one-to-one comparison for low wage workers at each of these companies, because titles and earnings vary so widely. But it's safe to say that while profits have recovered at these mega-corporations, the lowest earners -- who make minimum wage, or thereabouts -- haven't shared in the wealth.
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