Amazon Posted More Than 16,000 Jobs Last Year

Amazon posted more ads for IT jobs — 16,146 in all — than anyone during 2013, according to CompTIA’s annual IT Industry Outlook report. The report’s based on numbers from Burning Glass Technologies in Boston, which analyzes online job postings from approximately 32,000 jobs sites. It eliminates duplicates, then runs analytics to mine the particular skills employers are seeking.

Amazon Headquarters PlanRounding out the top 10 were:

Amazon, whose overall headcount reached nearly 110,000 in October, has been hiring hundreds of engineers in Herndon, Va., after winning a $600 million contract to build a secure, super-secret cloud platform for the Central Intelligence Agency. It’s also been building up a development hub in Vancouver, B.C.

Susan Harker, Amazon vice president of global talent acquisition, recently spoke to Dice News about what the company looks for in IT candidates.

Best Buy’s hiring represents the growing importance of “middle skill” IT jobs, meaning  those that don’t necessarily require a bachelor’s degree, according to Burning Glass, which saw about 200,000 of those types of positions in its analysis. Those are the kind of jobs you might find at support organizations like Geek Squad. Think help desk.

2 Responses to “Amazon Posted More Than 16,000 Jobs Last Year”

  1. Fred Bosick

    Another important characteristic of “middle IT jobs” is that they’re stepping stones to the higher end ones. So many rungs of the career ladder have been burned away that many who aspire to *and are capable of* holding these jobs can’t bridge the gap.

  2. So what? For how many jobs did they actually recruit? For how many positions did they actually interview candidates?

    The three positions I was promoted to at my previous company were each posted, but each time they were already filled by me. Was told posting was a ?legal? requirement. So it was just for show–a formality.

    But people outside of my department didn’t know that. So, of course, people outside of my company COULDN’T know that.