Moreover, that figure has grown substantially since October 2016. The company has added more than 250,000 workers since then, in fact. And along with its traditional employees, Amazon has robots at work, too.
The company reported in June 2018 that it now has a fleet of more than 100,000 of the machines working in its warehouses. Although this made some people worry about the security of the jobs held by the company’s sentient employees, Amazon stated that its robots didn’t have the intelligence or mobility required to replace humans.
What the robots can do, though, is efficiently bring stock from one end of an enormous Amazon warehouse to the other. They can also put orders together piece by piece, grabbing various items from different parts of the warehouse.