Amazon is about to get much, much bigger!
According to the company’s website, Amazon is planning on expanding its workforce in the US from 180,000 to over 280,000 over the next 18-months. These new jobs are all going to be in the US and will be full-time and full-benefit.
This wasn’t their first company expansion, as their employee count has risen from 30,000 in 2011 to over 180,000 in 2016.
Some of the many states where they are focusing their expansion efforts include California, Washington, Texas, Illinois, Kentucky, Florida, and New Jersey.
Specifically in California, Amazon has created 14,000 full-time jobs since 2012, and plan on hiring an additional 4000 in cities like Sacramento and Tracy.
For more information on this expansion as well as other hiring programs they offer, you can check out their website here.