Issue #217
6 Dec 2020
The company has added 427,300 employees in 10 months, bringing its global work force to more than 1.2 million. The closest comparisons are the hiring that entire industries carried out in wartime, such as shipbuilding during the early years of World War II or home building after soldiers returned, economists and corporate historians said.
Incredible post on Amazon’s pandemic inducing hiring spree, with several good ideas emerging in the report, including having a dedicated group whose job was a nurture relationships with other companies, in order to be in position to support anticipated furlough / redundancy. No one is doing recruiting like Amazon. H/T brainfooder Chris Raw for the share in the fb group