Amazon topped 153,000 full- and part-time employees in California - more than anywhere else in the U.S., including its home state of Washington - in the fourth quarter of 2020.
While Amazon has tech, engineering and product development operations in Los Angeles and Silicon Valley, the job surge coincides with the build-out of its distribution network: Prime Now Hubs, Amazon Pantry and Fresh facilities, as well as physical retail stores.
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Strategy Session: Reimagining Financial Systems
Among the hottest fintech startups, Brex is upending the corporate credit card and cash management system. Founder and Co-CEO Henrique Dubugras has migrated from the Bay Area to Beverly Hills. Join us Wednesday, February 24th at 11:00am PT for a fireside chat with Dubugras hosted by dot.LA co-Founder and Executive Chairman Spencer Rascoff.