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Do you work at Amazon yet?

Despite a global pandemic, hiring at most tech companies (except for Uber, Lyft, and Workday) is still on track or even accelerating.


Amazon grew by 36K employees to 877K people between March and June. They also made a couple of announcements on hiring even more people last week:

  • 25K new jobs in Bellevue over the next 5 years (they were previously targeting 15K jobs in Bellevue, so this is an extra 10K jobs)
  • 33K new jobs in corporate and tech roles with an average pay of $150K (that’s 10x more employees than Zoom!)


The population of Bellevue is only 150K, so in a few years 1 in 6 people in Bellevue will be an Amazon employee! And I guess the other 5 will be folks who retired early with their Amazon RSUs. 😂


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