After a remarkable hiring spree
and the acquisition of Whole Foods saw Amazon add more than 200,000 employees in 2017, the first six months of 2018 indicate that the company's workforce will be growing at a less spectacular rate this year.
In the first six months of 2018, the e-commerce giant added 9,700 employees to its global workforce, which is less than the average monthly growth of 2017. Amazon
is only the second U.S company to employ more than half a million people, but it will have a hard time grabbing the number 1 spot anytime soon: Walmart
currently employs 2.3 million
people around the world.