Amazon Remains Technology Company on the Biggest Hiring Binge

Amazon remained the nation’s top tech employer over the past 60 days, according to new data from Emsi Burning Glass, which collects and analyzes millions of job postings from across the country.

Among companies sourcing tech talent, Amazon lagged only Anthem Blue Cross and Deloitte, and stayed just ahead of Accenture and Capital One. Healthcare, finance and consulting firms have dominated tech hiring throughout the pandemic, a trend that shows no signs of abating anytime soon:

If you’re applying for a technology job at Amazon, keep in mind that the company is in something of a transition period at the moment, especially in terms of remote work. At a recent gathering of CEOs hosted by Fortune magazine, new Amazon CEO Andrew Jassy said that remote work is here to stay, at least for certain types of workers: “There are going to be certain functions, certain teams that predominantly work remotely and others that need to work together and work in the office.”

In late 2021, Jassy announced in an open letter to employees that the company had entered a “stage of experimenting, learning, and adjusting for a while as we emerge from this pandemic,” with individual teams empowered to make decisions about employees’ remote work schedules. Although Amazon executives spent much of the pandemic emphasizing how the ultimate goal was a return to an “office-centric culture” as a “baseline,” the rise of the Omicron variant (and other COVID-19 uncertainty) has evidently upended those plans. 

General Motors is another notable presence on this list. Roughly a third of the automaker’s 10,000 hires in 2021 were software developers, and it just announced plans to hire another 8,000 highly skilled workers this year, including software developers and computer scientists. “Our commitment to hiring 8,000 tech employees in 2022 is an exciting sign of G.M.’s momentum, our quest to innovate technology with impact and our focus on helping people find their purpose in the workplace,” Jessika Lora, G.M.’s director of global innovation, wrote in a statement to The New York Times.

As we progress further into 2022, it’s clear that companies everywhere are hungry for technologists, especially those with specialized skills such as machine learning, data science, and artificial intelligence (A.I.). That’s good news if you’re on the hunt for a new position.