1 in every 169 U.S. workers is now employed by Amazon

Amazon now employs almost 1 million people in the US — or 1 in every 169 workers.

8/2/2021 7:00:00 AM

Amazon now employs almost 1 million people in the US — or 1 in every 169 workers.

Amazon has paid a $15 an hour minimum wage for all its employees since 2018, more than double the federal minimum wage.

call on Thursday.While the headcount was boosted by an additional 64,000 people hired in the second quarter, it does not include the thousands of contractors such as drivers whom Amazon depends on to run its Amazon Prime delivery operations.The company's total employee count was shared in a lengthy

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press release, in a section titled “Investing in Employee Safety and Providing Good Jobs,” where Amazon revealed it has “introduced a new mental health benefit for all of its 950,000 U.S. employees, their families, and household members.”Globally, the company employs 1.3 million people. It is the second largest employer in the U.S., behind Walmart, which currently employees nearly 1.6 million people in the U.S.

As of June, the national private sector workforce is roughly 161 million people, according to theBureau of Labor Statistics. That means about 1 out of every 169 people in the country’s workforce works for Amazon, while about 1 out of every 100 people in the U.S. workforce is employed by Walmart. headtopics.com

Even with such a large fleet of workers, Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky said the company’s demand for more employees remains high.The demand for labor is “probably one of the bigger elements of inflation in our business right now,” Olsavsky said on a call with reporters, acknowledging the competitive labor market.

“We’re spending a lot of money on signing and incentives,” Olsavsky said, adding that the wage increase the company typically offers in October was “pulled forward into May.” Read more: NBC News »

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And they still can't standard deliver in 3 days Amazon also encourages a disgusting hire to fire practice. What’s Walmart at? They should unionize Top 10 Countries you should never visit ☠️ Time to switch to podiatry if you're in med school. Maybe this is why McDonald’s can’t find workers! Amazon is the only company willing to pay slightly above starvation wages next to unions it's next best thing.

1 in every 169 U.S. workers is now employed by AmazonAmazon has paid a $15 an hour minimum wage for all its employees since 2018, more than double the federal minimum wage. .. until warehouse automation sets in. It shouldn't take you long to re-crunch those numbers... Wonder if they get an employee discount... 😏 Making $29,000 a year.

And it's only started, what, like 22 or 23 years. At 50 years it could be 1 in 80. At 100 years it could be 1 in 10. To be fair, nobody is being forced to work there. 'Amid the pandemic, Amazon’s system burned through workers, resulted in inadvertent firings and stalled benefits, and impeded communication, casting a shadow over a business success story for the ages.'

Soon we will all not only be customers but we will all work for amazon as well. not for long tho. they’ll switch to robots as soon as they can. this is another reason Bezos didn’t want to let in the union- bc the union would never let robots take over all the jobs. gross.

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