Washington Post

Amazon's big holiday shopping advantage: An in-house shipping network swollen by pandemic-fueled growth

Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon. Foto: AP Photo/Ted S. Warren.

SEATTLE - When the economy sputtered with the coronavirus pandemic's spread this spring, unemployment surged as employers laid off workers by the thousands.

Amazon took a different tack, hiring 400,000 workers to stow, sort, pick, pack and deliver goods from its warehouses across the country, and pushing its total employee count over 1.1 million people...

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