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Ever get the feeling everyone you bump into works for Amazon? Well, you're exaggerating. And now we know just how much you've been exaggerating. PSBJ recently found out one of the most-strangely-guarded secrets in all of Washington...how many people Amazon employs in Washington State. The answer is about 24,000,. Then a LinkedIn search revealed that around 21,196 of them worked within 25 miles of downtown. That probably explains why the online retailer now has over 10 million square feet of office space either leased or in the works around Seattle. This also officially puts Amazon at No. 6 on the list of biggest employers in the state, behind Boeing, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Microsoft, Navy Region Northwest and UW. FYI, they're probably going to make their case to move up that list. All of that impending space means Amazon will have enough room to employ 71,500 by 2019. All hail our retail overlords!
· Amazon reveals Washington state headcount for the first time [PSBJ]
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