Amazon has 40,000 employees at corporate offices and fulfillment centers in Washington state. Once the company completes its expansion of its Seattle headquarters, Amazon will have more than 30 buildings covering over 10 million square feet in the city’s downtown core.
Amazon plans to increase its full-time US workforce to more than 280,000 by mid-2018 from 180,000 in 2016. The largest increase of these employees will be in its fulfillment centers across the country in such places as Ruskin, Florida, a Tampa suburb. This will have great benefits locally for housing, apartments and retail.