8. DuPont (DD): +0 jobs
2010 Sales: $32.1 billion
Ellen Kullman, CEO
S&P Capital IQ reported 60,000 DuPont employees in 2010, up from 58,000 in 2009. DuPont had 60,000 jobs in 2008, according to S&P Capital IQ.
"Today, DuPont has more U.S. employees than it did in 2004," Tara Stewart, DuPont spokeswoman, said in an emailed statement to ABC News. "In fact, we've created about 1,000 jobs in U.S. as a result of capacity expansions and investments in Iowa, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee in 2011 alone. Year to date, our U.S. hiring is more than double this time last year. DuPont continues to hire in the U.S as we work to meet the growing demands for food, energy and protection here and around the world."
9. American Express (AXP): -5,000 jobs
2010 Sales: $30.2 billion
Kenneth Chenault, CEO
According to the company's annual SEC filing, American Express had 61,000 employees on December 31, 2010, up from about 58,300 employees on December 31, 2009. American Express had around 66,000 employees on December 31, 2008.
American Express did not immediately return a request for comment.
10. Xerox (XRX): +200 jobs
2010 Sales: $21.6 billion
Ursula Burns, CEO
Xerox' current U.S. employment is 75,400, as of the end of the second quarter of 2011. A company spokesman for Xerox said U.S. employment at the end of 2009 was 31,420.
The main source of the increase is Xerox's purchase of Affiliated Computer Services, which closed in Feb. 2010, skewing the company's employment numbers. ACS' headcount in 2009 was around 74,000, according to S&P Capital IQ.
Total US Xerox employment at end of the first quarter of 2010, the first quarter with ACS numbers included, was 75,200.
Bill McKee, a Xerox spokesman, said the company announced 3,000 new jobs, mostly for ACS call centers in over eight locations around the US.
According to Xerox's SEC filing, as of Dec. 31, 2010 the company had 136,500 direct employees.
During 2010 Xerox recorded $470 million of severance costs related to headcount reductions of about 9,000 employees, associated equally to North America and Europe, with approximately 20 percent related to the company's developing market countries.