3. Procter & Gamble (PG): -3,000 jobs (global)
2010 Sales: $78.9 billion
The company currently has 129,000 employees globally. According to the consumer products company's annual SEC filing from June 30, 2010, the company had 127,000 jobs. That figure is down from 132,000 in June 2009 and 135,000 in June 2008.
"Our enrollment fluctuates -- up and down -- based upon divestitures and acquisitions, new plants we're building around the world, and normal attrition," Christine Wever, Procter & Gamble Company spokeswoman, said. "P&G has maintained hiring during the economic downturn, and we will continue to recruit and hire at the right levels for our business each year."
Wever said that "for competitive reasons," the company does not specify employment numbers in the U.S., but she said Procter & Gamble has about 38,000 employees in North America.
4. Boeing (BA): -1,700 jobs
2010 Sales: $64.3 billion
W. James McNerney Jr., CEO
A spokesman said the company had a net gain of 8,850 American jobs nationwide this year and has just over 170,0000 employees, leading to a net gain in jobs since January 2009.
According to the company's SEC filings, the total workforce level on December 31, 2010 rose to 160,500 from 157,100 on December 31, 2009. Boeing's total workforce on December 31, 2008 was 162,200.
5. UBS Americas: -5,331 jobs
2010 Sales, UBS AG: $47.6 billion
Robert Wolf, CEO of UBS Americas
The company reported 22,031 U.S. employees on Dec. 31, 2010, down from 22,702 employees in Dec. 31, 2009. In Dec. 31, 2008, the company reported 27,362.
Capital IQ reported revenue for UBS AG, not UBS Americas. UBS Americas is not listed and does not report results.
6. Intel (INTC): +3,425 jobs
2010 Sales: $43.6 billion
Paul Otellini, CEO
A company spokeswoman reported there has been an increase of 12,600 in employee headcount from the end of 2008.
At the end of 2008, Intel had approximately 83,900 employees worldwide, with more than 50 percent, or 41,950, of them in the U.S. As of December 26, 2009, Intel had 79,800 employees worldwide, with 55 percent, or 43,890, of those employees located in the U.S. As of December 25, 2010, the company had 82,500 employees worldwide, with approximately 55 percent, or 45,375, of those employees located in the U.S.
As of the second quarter of 2011, the company had 96,500 total employees. However, this includes acquisitions and does not include the thousands of current construction jobs at Intel's Arizona and Oregon facilities, said the spokeswoman.
7. Comcast (CMCSA): +2,000 jobs
2010 Sales: $37.9 billion
Brian Roberts, CEO
As of December 31, 2010, Comcast had 102,000 employees, including part-time employees, up from around 101,000 employees, including part-time employees the previous year.
As of December 31, 2008, Comcast had 100,000 employees, including part-timers, according to its SEC filings.
A company spokesman said Comcast currently has 4,800 job openings.