Number of Costco Employees

Number of Costco Employees 2006-2018

The following table shows the number of Costco employees from 2006 to 2018 including full time and part time. 

YearTotalFull timePart time
2018245,000143,000102,000
201723100013300098000
201621800012600092000
201520500011700088000
201419500011200083000
201318400010300081000
20121740009600078000
20111640009200072000
20101470008200065000
20091420007900063000
20081370007500062000
20071270007000057000
20061190006600053000

The retail industry has grown highly competitive in the 21st century and to run a retail brand successfully, it needs to have skilled and highly motivated employees. At Costco, the brand has cerated an environment of inclusion and diversity that  fosters collaboration. The brand has created  a positive work environment that provides al its employees opportunities of growth and advancement. The result is that  Costco does not just have an efficient employee base but also one of the lowest turnover rates in the industry. In a Forbes survey in 2017, the brand was recognized as the best large employer in America. Its employee count in 2017 was 231000 of which 133000 were full time and 198000 par time employees. Check out the table above for the number of employees working each year from 2006 to 2017. The retail brand is well known for its generous attitude towards its employees and for excellent work environment.

Sources:

Data sourced from Costco annual reports.

Abhijeet Pratap

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