About This Statistic
This statistic represents the combined number of full- and part-time employees of Amazon.com between 2007 and 2016. In 2016, the American multinational e-commerce company, headquartered in Seattle, Washington, employed 341,400 full- and part-time employees. Amazon is the leading e-commerce retailer in the United States with around 89 billion U.S. dollars in 2014 net revenues. A non-exhaustive list of products and services that are sold on Amazon include a variety of electronics, books, cloud infrastructure, apparel, furniture, food, toys, jewelry and more. Around 60 percent of global revenue came from electronics and other products, approximately 22 percent came from media and the remaining revenue came from other activities in 2014. Revenue growth remains steady and to meet the company’s ever increasing success, the company maintains an ever increasing number of employees. In 2014, the company had a total of 154,100 employees. Globally, Amazon has far more employees than Google and its e-commerce competitor eBay. As the holidays approach, online e-commerce retailers must find a way to meet the ever increasing sales volumes. In December of 2014, Amazon was the most visited retail site with 1.27 billion visits with more being expected every year. Typically, Amazon meets this holiday demand by adding new employees. During the 2015, holiday season, Amazon plans to hire an additional 100,000 people for the holidays, mostly working in backrooms to help receive and stock deliveries according to the Associated Press.