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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.

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