Who are Luxembourg's biggest employers?

Largest employers in Luxembourg

Overview of employment in Luxembourg

Luxembourg employed over 49,000 people in Q4 2022, including residents and cross-border commuters, representing an annual increase of 3.3%. 

Among Luxembourg's largest employers, the public sector is particularly prominent. The state is one of the country's largest employers, either directly or through a majority or minority holding. The state is present in certain sectors, such as hospitals, the social sector and certain emblematic Luxembourg companies, such as Arcelor Mittal in the industrial sector or Luxair, the Luxembourg airline.

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Luxembourg civil servants and government employees

In November 2022, the Luxembourg government employed 32,800 civil servants and state employees. The average monthly salary in the civil service is 8,688 euros. Civil servants are among the best-paid sectors in Luxembourg.

On January 1, 2023, the municipal administration of the City of Luxembourg employed 4,326 people, including 1,719 civil servants.

Largest private employers in Luxembourg

On January 1, 2023, the largest private employers, with 1,000 or more employees, were :

Transport sector

  • No. 1 employer in Luxembourg, all categories combined: CFL Group (passenger rail transport - Luxembourg) with 4,790 employees
  • In 10th place, Luxair SA (passenger air transport - Munsbach) employs 2,970 people
  • 19th Cargolux Airlines international SA employs 1,960 people at Findel
  • 24th place for Emile Weber Voyages, headquartered in Canach: 1,820 employees (growing workforce)
  • 27th place, SLG (other passenger land transport) with 1,520 employees

Retail sector

  • 2nd place all sectors combined, Amazon Group (e-commerce), from 3,280 employees in 2021 to 4,570 employees in 2023
  • 5th place, Cactus Group, retail - hypermarkets/supermarkets, headquartered in Windhof, with 4,290 employees
  • 28th employer, La Provençale SARL, wholesale, located in Leudelange with 1,510 employees
  • 36th place, Auchan Luxembourg SA, retail, head office Luxemborug with 1,230 employees

Telecommunications and postal services

Cleaning activities

  • 4th place all sectors Dussmann Group with 4,460 employees, based in Contern
  • 35th, Netto Services with 1,260 employees

Finance and monetary intermediation sector

  • 6th largest employer in the country, the BGL BNP Paribas group , with 3,970 employees (workforce down)
  • 20th place, BIL Group with 1,880 employees - stable workforce
  • 25th place Banque et Caisse d'Epargne de l'Etat 1,810 employees
  • 39th, Société Générale Bank & Trust Luxembourg Group has 1,120 employees 
  • 42nd, Banque du Luxembourg has 1,000 employees

Industry sector

  • 7th largest employer in all categories, the Arcelor Mittal Group (Luxembourg), a historic player in the steel industry, with 3,540 employees.
  • 8th place, Goodyear DunlopTires Operations SA (rubber products industry) with 3,540 employees
  • 40th place, Husky Injection Molding Systems SA, Dudelange with 1,110 employees

Hospital services and home help

  • Luxembourg's 11th largest employer, the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg (Service hospitalier- Luxembourg) has a workforce of 2,760.
  • In 13th place, the Robert Schuman Hospitals Foundation (Hospital Service - Luxembourg) employs 2,380 people
  • In 18th place, the Centre Hospitalier Emile Mayrisch in Esch-sur-Alzette (Hospital activities) employs 2,090 people.
  • 38th, Centre Hospitalier du Nord in Ettelbruck employs 1,140 staff
  • 41st, the Neuropsychiatric Hospital Center has 1,020 employees

Audit and accounting services

  • 12th place with PriceWaterHouseCoopers Group and a workforce down to 2,500 employees
  • 13th place, Deloitte Group (Luxembourg) 2,500 employees
  • 21st place, KPMG employs 1,850 people in Luxembourg
  • 23rd place, Ernst & Young Group: 1,820 employees (increasing headcount)

Social action services

  • 14th place, Servior, social housing for the elderly and disabled, with 2,340 employees
  • 16th place, Stëftung Hëllef Doheem, home help, Luxembourg, with 2,150 employees
  • 17th place, Elisabeth (social housing for mentally handicapped, mentally ill and drug addicts) 2,130 employees
  • 29th place, Croix-Rouge Luxembourgeoise, Social action, Luxembourg, 1,390 people
  • The 31st largest employer in Luxembourg, A.P.E.M.H., a social action without accommodation for the elderly and disabled, has 1,310 employees.
  • 33rd, Doheem Versuergt ASBL, Social welfare, Luxembourg, 1,270 employees
  • 34th, Arcus Kanner Jugend a Famill, Other social housing activities, 1,260 employees

Catering and food products

  • 15th place, Sodexo Luxembourg: 2,330 employees
  • 22nd place, for Compass Group Luxembourg, Leudelange, 1,850 employees

Private security activities

  • 26th place, G4S Security Solutions SARL, Luxembourg with 1,590 employees

Construction sector

  • 30th place, Groupe Félix Giorgetti, Construction of residential and non-residential buildings, with 1,310 employees

Legal activities

  • 32nd place, Arendt & Medernach, with 1,280 employees

Electricity generation, transmission and distribution

  • Luxembourg's 37th largest employer, the Encevo Group employs 1,140 people.

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