Costco: Number of Employees 2010-2024 | COST

Interactive chart of Costco (COST) annual worldwide employee count from 2010 to 2024.
  • Costco total number of employees in 2023 was 316,000, a 3.95% increase from 2022.
  • Costco total number of employees in 2022 was 304,000, a 5.56% increase from 2021.
  • Costco total number of employees in 2021 was 288,000, a 5.49% increase from 2020.
  • Costco total number of employees in 2020 was 273,000, a 7.48% increase from 2019.
Costco Annual Employee Count
2023 316,000
2022 304,000
2021 288,000
2020 273,000
2019 254,000
2018 245,000
2017 231,000
2016 218,000
2015 205,000
2014 195,000
2013 184,000
2012 174,000
2011 164,000
2010 147,000
2009 142,000
Sector Industry Market Cap Revenue
Retail/Wholesale Retail - Discount & Variety $377.770B $242.290B
Costco Wholesale Corporation sells high volumes of foods and general merchandise at discounted prices through membership warehouses. The company also operates e-commerce websites in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Australia. The company's warehouses offer an array of low-priced nationally branded and select private labeled products in a wide range of merchandise categories. Costco offers three types of memberships to its customers: Business, Gold Star, and Executive. Costco generates revenue from two sources: 1) Store sales and 2) Membership fees. Costco offers myriad varieties of food products as well as a vast range of household and lifestyle products, stationeries and appliances. The company also sells gasoline to customers at cheap prices and offers merchandise in the following categories: Food and Sundries, Hardlines, Fresh Foods, Softlines, Ancillary.
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