Amazon Ramps Up Hiring Machine

Amazon, the Seattle-based tech giant, has been growing at a blistering pace over the past five years — and a new analysis by GeekWire reveals where the company’s latest growth has been taking place.

Among our findings: Amazon saw significant growth in 2016 not just at its headquarters in Seattle, but also in many Midwest and Southern states, as the tech giant fills in its distribution footprint. In one state in particular, Ohio, the company has grown from a handful of employees to thousands in just a year.

Amazon’s network of Prime Now hubs nearly quadrupled over the past year across the country.

With 30,000 employees in California, the Golden State represents Amazon’s second-biggest market in the country, behind Washington state at 40,000 employees. Texas is third-largest with 20,000 employees.

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