Amazon's Workforce Grows at an Unprecedented Rate
By Martin Armstrong (Statista)
This chart illustrates the rapid growth of Amazon's global workforce since 2007.
Earlier this year, Amazon announced its plans to create 100,000 additional full-time jobs in the United States by mid-2018. Having acquired Whole Foods in the summer, it appears as if the company took a shortcut to reach that goal.
Between the end of June and the end of September, the e-commerce giant added a stunning 160,000 employees to its global workforce, of which roughly 90,000 are Whole Foods employees. Amazon is only the second U.S company to employ more than half a million people, but it will have a hard time grabbing the number 1 spot anytime soon: Walmart currently employs 2.3 million people around the world.
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