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There’s not doubt that Anazon’s business continues to grow. For instance, Amazon employed 117,300 full-time and part-time employees by the end of 2013, according to its annual report, and grew that number to 230,800 full-time and part-time employees by the end of 2015.

Youssef Squali, managing director and global head of internet and media equity research at ‎Cantor Fitzgerald, reported Thursday. “I think it’s going to serve as a way to mend fences between Bezos and Trump,” Squali said. “That said, from a real employment standpoint — if you look at Amazon’s historical track record — they’ve grown their full-time employees anywhere between 35% to 45%. If you spread this out over 18 months, it gets you to around 36 percent.”

Incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer said in a daily briefing that “the president-elect was pleased to have played a role in that decision by Amazon,”

So, there we have it, what would seem to be a case of natural growth for Amazon, is spun into a political win and an olive branch with one announcement.

Either way, a lot of new employees are likely to be on-boarded at Amazon during the next 18 months — and that’s a good thing.