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Amazon currently employs more than 154,100 people around the world. Centered in Seattle, Washington, our employees work in corporate offices, fulfillment centers, customer service centers, data centers, and software development centers globally. Amazon employees contribute in various departments, including:

North America and International Retail
are focused on broadening selection in Amazon’s existing product categories and expanding selection into new areas. They also make sure that our in-stock levels are optimal and create innovative site features (such as Search Inside the book) to help customers find and discover virtually anything they want to buy.

Seller Services
make it “trivially easy” for individual sellers and merchants to do business on the Amazon platform. Through programs such as Marketplace and Advantage, or working with Amazon subsidiary Amazon Services, sellers of all shapes and sizes offer their selection to Amazon customers using various components of the e-commerce platform.

E-Commerce Platform
drives innovations in technology to power Amazon’s web sites and applications.

Worldwide Operations and Customer Service
combine the rigors of Lean process design, Six Sigma quality, and a passion for technical innovation to oversee all aspects of supply chain management, transportation, logistics, distribution, inventory management, and customer service.

Amazon Web Services
provide Amazon’s developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Examples of the services offered by Amazon Web Services are Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS), Amazon Flexible Payments Service (Amazon FPS), Amazon Mechanical Turk, and Amazon CloudFront.

is responsible for the Amazon Kindle family of wireless reading devices.
Finance and Administration
oversee Amazon’s financial health, including financial processes and controls, financial reporting and accounting practices, and facilities management and other administrative functions.

Human Resources
comprises HR Business Partners, Recruiters, and Specialists in areas like Learning & Development, HRIS, and Compensation & Benefits. These teams engage with our business leaders to deliver our goal of finding, developing, and retaining the best and brightest people in the market, and work to support long-term career paths inline with Amazon's unique culture.

oversees Amazon’s intellectual property and patent efforts, public policy initiatives, business ethics and compliance, risk management, and litigation.