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FedEx Express couriers pull packages destined for their routes off the conveyor belt at one of the company's facilities. (Courtesy of FedEx)

Major employers

FedEx

FedEx is cashing in on increases in global trade and e-commerce. The international shipping company reported revenue of $39.3 billion during fiscal 2011, a 13 percent increase from the year before. The company is looking to expand in emerging markets. In July, FedEx acquired MultiPack, a Mexico-based trucking and warehouse company. Earlier, it launched a nonstop route from its Memphis headquarters to South Korea and bought AFL Pvt., a warehousing and transportation company in India.

Trivia

On an average day, FedEx delivers more than 8.5 million shipments via express, ground, freight and expedited delivery services.

http://www.fedex.com/

Founded: 1971

Chairman, president and CEO: Frederick W. Smith

Employees (local): 290,000 (8,600)

NOTE: Our methodology for the rankings.