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Top Massachusetts employers

Massachusetts-based employersRanked by worldwide workforce in 2012. Click on a category to sort the table. | Full Globe 100 coverage
2013CompanyEmployees
1TJX Cos.179,000
2Staples85,087
3Raytheon Co.67,800
4EMC Corp.60,000
5Covidien43,400
6Thermo Fisher Scientific38,900
7State Street Corp.29,660
8Five Star Quality Care27,144
9Boston Scientific Corp.24,000
10Iron Mountain17,500
11Alere17,400
12Clean Harbors13,180
13Parexel International Corp.12,695
14Nuance Communications12,000
15Sensata Technologies Holding NV11,300
16UniFirst Corp.11,000
17Sapient Corp.10,700
18Analog Devices9,200
19PerkinElmer7,500
20Charles River Laboratories International7,200
21Bruker Corp.6,400
22Hologic6,157
23Biogen Idec5,950
24Watts Water Technologies5,900
25PTC5,897
26Waters Corp.5,860
27Virtusa Corp.5,672
28Hanover Insurance Group5,100
29Lionbridge Technologies5,000
30Cabot Corp.4,826
31Skyworks Solutions4,700
32ModusLink Global Solutions3,900
33VistaPrint Ltd.3,700
34Altra Holdings3,617
35Teradyne3,600
36Akamai Technologies3,074
37Entegris3,050
38Circor International3,000
39LPL Financial Holdings2,917
40Beacon Roofing Supply2,712
41NxStage Medical2,700
42TRC Cos2,600
43Destination XL Group2,446
44American Tower Corp.2,432
45IPG Photonics Corp.2,400
46athenahealth2,339
47Haemonetics Corp.2,337
48MKS Instruments2,305
49Affiliated Managers Group2,230
50Vertex Pharmaceuticals2,200
SOURCE: S&P Capital IQ

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