If Amazon’s workforce were a state, its population would be bigger than Montana and smaller than Maine. Globally, the company employs over 1.2 million people. As one of the primary beneficiaries of the Covid-19 feast or famine economy, it has added over 425,000 new employees during the first ten months of the year. Most are in warehouses or operations. According to the New York Times, the closest historical parallel to this is the mobilization of industries like shipbuilding during World War II.