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Amazon’s Record-Breaking Hiring Spree, by the Numbers

It’s the fastest workforce expansion in the history of corporate America

427,300 — The number of employees Amazon hired between January and October this year, increasing its workforce size by 50%
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427,300: That’s how many employees Amazon added to its workforce between January and October this year. The company now has 1.2 million employees, 50% more than last year, making its recent hiring…




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