Amazon Reaches New High Of 268,900 Employees — Skyrocketing 47% In Just One Year

Amazon remains one of the biggest attractors of talent worldwide. During its quarterly earnings, the company said it hired 23,700 employees in the second quarter — making the total employee headcount at the company 268,900. GeekWire reports: Amazon’s headcount has grown by a staggering amount over the last few years. Its employment numbers increased close to 10 percent in the last three months and 47 percent over a year ago, when its employee count stood at a paltry-by-comparison 183,100 people. That’s an increase of 85,800 employees in one year — more than the entire city of Bellingham, Wash.Related: The New York Times report on work challenges at Amazon.


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