Every few days, it seems, a new Amazon announcement heralds the creation of 1,000 jobs here or 2,000 jobs there — or the quest to put 50,000 jobs somewhere — as the tech giant hires more and more people for more and more tasks.
Yahoo! Finance says that as of June, Amazon employed 382,400, up from 268,900 the year before, according to its quarterly financial reports. That translates into roughly 113,500 net new hires in the past 12 months.
In terms of job creation, if Amazon was a state, those figures would put the company behind only Texas, California, Florida, and New York over that period of time, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.