Amazon is in the news a lot today because they’re abandoning New York, and there is much debate about how much NY is losing/gaining by not having 25000 new jobs.
So I got thinking—why does Amazon need 25000 people in its offices? What do they all do?
This is their office headquarters, not one of their distribution warehouses. (The distribution side of the business obviously needs thousands of low paid workers, drivers, etc.)
But these high paid HQ workers…what do they do?
Obviously, Amazon is a massive company, as measured in stock values.But it doesn’t produce massive amounts of product–basically its product is a single website .
Of course, it’s a huge website, and needs a lot of maintenance techs.
But not 25000.
And of course there are layers of management,and accountants and lawyers…but 25000 of 'em?