Who are the largest employers in Luxembourg?

Luxembourg employed nearly 450,000 people in the 4th quarter of 2020, residents and cross-border commuters combined.

As of January 1, 2021, the largest private and public employers (1,000 or more employees) ranked by industry are:
In this ranking, we can note the preponderance of public employment. The State is one of the largest employers in the country, either directly or through its majority or minority shareholding in certain sectors such as hospitals, the social sector or certain companies such as Arcelor Mittal or Luxair.

We note the arrival of new players in this ranking, particularly in the social service sector. Banque de Luxembourg, on the other hand, leaves the ranking with less than 1,000 employees.

Public Employers:

  • Luxembourg State 28,326
  • City of Luxembourg municipal administration 4,061


  • Cactus Group, retail trade, headquartered in Windhof, with 4,460 employees. Cactus is the third largest employer in the country.
  • Amazon Group, (e-commerce), 3,280 employees against 2,250 in 2019, an increase of nearly 46% in headcount
  • La Provençale SARL, wholesale trade, located in Leudelange with 1,360 employees
  • Auchan Luxembourg SA, retail trade, head office Luxemborug with 1.210 employees

Cleaning activities:

  • Dussmann Group with a workforce of 4,390
  • Netto Services with 1.400 employees

Telecommunications sector, postal services :

  • Post Group (postal services, telecommunications and banking – Luxembourg) with 4,620 employees. The Post Group is the leading private employer in Luxembourg

Finance and monetary intermediation sector

  • BGL BNP Paribas with 4,050 employees, constantly growing
  • BIL Group with 1,890 employees – stable workforce
  • State Bank and Savings Bank Spuerkess 1,840 employees
  • Société Générale Bank & Trust Luxembourg Group, 1,200 employees – decreasing number of employees
  • Caceis Group, Luxembourg, workforce 1,160
  • RBC Investor Services Bank in Esch-sur-Alzette: 1,090 employees

Industry sector

  • Arcelor Mittal Group (Luxembourg), a historical player in the steel industry, with a workforce of 3,660 people compared to 3,900 in 2020
  • Goodyear DunlopTires Operations SA (rubber products industry) workforce 3,570
  • Dupont de Nemours: 1,110 employees
  • Encevo Group: production, transport and distribution of electricity 1,070 employees
  • Husky Injection Molding Systems SA, Dudelange with 1,010 employees

Transportation sector

  • CFL Group (passenger rail transport – Luxembourg) workforce 4,580 – CFL (Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois) is the second largest employer in Luxembourg
  • Luxair SA (Passenger air transport – Munsbach) workforce 2,840
  • Cargolux Airlines International SA: 1,760 employees
  • Emile Weber Voyages , head office in Canach : 1.200 employees

Audit and accounting services

  • PriceWaterHouseCoopers Group workforce up to 2,980 from 2,870 in 2019
  • Deloitte Group (Luxembourg) 2,180 employees downsized since 2020
  • KPMG: 1,750 employees
  • Ernst & Young Group: 1,460 employees

Hospital and home care services

  • Center Hospitalier de Luxembourg (Hospital Service – Luxembourg) workforce 2,600 versus 2,360 in 2019
  • Robert Schuman Hospitals Foundation (Hospital Service – Luxembourg) workforce of 2,310
  • Emile Mayrisch Hospital Center Hospital activities 2,020 employees
  • Center Hospitalier du Nord in Ettelbruck with 1,090 employees

Restaurant and food products

  • Sodexo Luxembourg: 2,150 compared to 2,350 the previous year
  • Compass Group Luxembourg, Leudelange, workforce 1,780

Social action services:

  • Servior, Social housing for the elderly and physically disabled 2,150 employees
  • Elisabeth (Social housing for mentally handicapped, mentally ill and drug addicts) 1,970 employees
  • Stëftung Hëllef Doheem, home help, Luxembourg, with 1 960 employees
  • Luxembourg Red Cross, Social Action, Luxembourg, 1.200 people
  • Doheem Versuergt ASBL, Social action, Luxembourg, 1.150 employees
  • A.P.E.M.H, social action without accommodation for the elderly and disabled, 1,150 employees
  • Arcus Kanner Jugend a Famill, Other social housing activities, 1,070 employees

Private security activities

  • G4S Security Solutions SARL, Luxembourg with 1.210 employees

Source Statec

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