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Amazon CEO Andy Jassy unveils 55,000 tech jobs in first hiring push under his watch

Deccan Herald | 02/09/2021 10:02 PM | Click to read full article

Amazon Inc is planning to hire 55,000 people for corporate and technology roles globally in the coming months, Chief Executive Andy Jassy told Reuters. That’s equal to more than a third of Google’s headcount as of June 30 and close to all of Facebook’s.

Jassy, in his first press interview since he ascended to Amazon’s top post in July, said the company needed more firepower to keep up with demand in retail, the cloud and advertising, among other businesses.