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Amazon Becomes Country's Second Top Employer

  • GeekWire, Saturday, October 28, 2017 10:04 AM

After Walmart, Amazon is now the second largest employer in the United States, GeekWire reports. “Amazon’s headcount grew 77 percent over this time last year, and a big reason for that is the completion of Amazon’s blockbuster deal to buy Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion and the acquisition of e-commerce company Souq,” it writes. In total, the tech giant now employs about 540,000 U.S. employees.

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