Amazon.com employment tops 50,000, more than doubling in past two years

Amazon.com added more than 8,000 new workers in the third quarter, bringing its total employment to more than 50,000 full- and part-time employees for the first time in its history.

That’s an increase of 136 percent in employment for the Seattle-based company over the past two years.

The increased employment costs were one factor contributing to higher operating expenses in the quarter, impacting the company’s bottom line.

Earlier this afternoon, Amazon reported earnings that significantly missed Wall Street’s estimates.

  • Guest

    That is interesting

    Do you know how many of these jobs were created in the Seattle area

    • http://geekwire.com Todd Bishop

      Great question. We just double-checked, and Amazon doesn’t break those numbers out publicly.