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.