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1 out of every 153 American workers is an Amazon employee

Noah Berger/Reuters Amazon employs 950,000 workers in the US, the company said in its latest earnings report. The US has a population of 261 million and an employed non-farm workforce of 145 million, per the BLS. More people work for Amazon than are employed in the entire residential construction industry. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon has made more than $221 billion in sales in 2021 so far, showing just how massive the company has become since Jeff Bezos founded...
Tags: Amazon, News, Labor, US, Careers, Trends, Walmart, New York Times, Workforce, Retail, Jeff Bezos, McDonald, Tech Insider, DOMINICK REUTER, Noah Berger Reuters Amazon


LinkedIn will allow individual teams to decide if they ever want to return to the office

The logo of LinkedIn can be seen at the digital fair dmexco in Cologne, Germany, 13 September 2017. Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa/Getty Images LinkedIn will allow individual teams to decide how and when they want to return to the office. The company told Insider exclusively that wants to step away from a 'one-size-fits-all policy.' The company is not currently mandating that employees in the office must be double-vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. LinkedIn is giv...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Linkedin, Managers, Cologne Germany, Hanson, Stephen Jones, Capgemini, Flexible Work, Tech Insider, Rolf Vennenbernd


Millennials are 'questioning the wisdom' of returning to the office more than older generations, even though in-person work might benefit them the most

A generation gap is emerging over the debate over whether to return to in-person work. Hinterhaus Productions Younger workers are more likely to resist calls to return to in-person work. Like in-person work, remote work also comes with tradeoffs. Some companies are becoming more flexible with in-person work to retain employees. See more stories on Insider's business page. As companies increasingly call for employees to go back to in-person work, younger people are becoming some of the ...
Tags: Work From Home, News, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Remote Work, New York Times, Millennials, Portland, The New York Times, Surveys, Times, Baby Boomers, Gen X, Conference Board, Tech Insider


The wild life of billionaire Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who eats one meal a day, evangelizes about bitcoin, and had to defend his company in front of Congress

Jack Dorsey onstage at a bitcoin convention on June 4, 2021 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Jack Dorsey cofounded Twitter in 2006, and the company has made him a billionaire. He is famous for his unusual life of luxury, including a daily fasting routine and regular ice baths. Dorsey holds two CEO jobs at Twitter and his payment company Square. Visit Business Insider's home page for more stories. From fighting armies of bots to quashing rumors about sending his beard hair to ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, South Korea, Twitter, New York Post, Japan, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Obama, Congress, Washington, Cbs News, Life, Senate, White House


More than half of Silicon Valley workers say they would avoid an employer that banned political discussions

People react to the Derek Chauvin verdict in Minneapolis on April 20, 2021. Scott Olson/Getty Images Two surveys asked tech workers for their views on political speech at work. Half of Silicon Valley employees would steer clear of a firm that didn't allow discussion of social issues. Black and female workers feel less comfortable than white men discussing politics at work. See more stories on Insider's business page. Discussing social and political issues in the workplace is a hot-...
Tags: Work, Microsoft, Minneapolis, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Information, Research, Silicon Valley, Black Lives Matter, Coinbase, Wellbeing, Basecamp, Stephen Jones, Scott Olson Getty, Apple Amazon Facebook Google


Compare more than 250,000 salaries from over 250 top companies with Insider's Salary Database

Skye Gould/Business Insider Insider has compiled more than 250,000 salaries across more than 250 companies. The data comes from visa disclosures, the only public salary information in America. The data can be used to compare salaries across industries, companies, and locations. See more stories on Insider's business page. Insider has built a searchable database of over 250,000 salaries from more than 250 companies so that you can know how much you should be paid.America has long had a...
Tags: Amazon, Finance, Careers, America, Trends, Compensation, Salary, H-1b Visa, Tech Insider, Skye Gould, Goldman Sachs Google, Alex Nicoll, BI Graphics, Skye Gould Business Insider Insider


Compare more than 250,000 salaries from more than 250 top companies with Insider's Salary Database

Skye Gould/Business Insider Insider has compiled more than 250,000 salaries across more than 250 companies. The data comes from visa disclosures, the only public salary information in America. The data can be used to compare salaries across industries, companies, and locations. See more stories on Insider's business page. Insider has built a searchable database of over 250,000 salaries from more than 250 companies so that you can know how much you should be paid.America has long had a...
Tags: Amazon, Finance, Careers, America, Trends, Compensation, Salary, H-1b Visa, Tech Insider, Skye Gould, Goldman Sachs Google, Alex Nicoll, BI Graphics, Skye Gould Business Insider Insider


Insiders reveal how celebrities are responding to recent dating app profile leaks

Ben Affleck and Matthew Perry (are two celebrities whose purported interactions were leaked online by people they matched with on dating apps. Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images (left) and Kevin Winter/Getty Images (right) Videos that appeared to show Matthew Perry and Ben Affleck matching with dating app users recently went viral. Dating apps and celebrity advisors are dealing with increased concern over privacy and security. Insider spoke to experts, celebrities, and influencers who explained h...
Tags: Hollywood, Media, Instagram, Entertainment, Life, La, New York City, Ben Affleck, Los Angeles, Trends, New York Times, Dating Apps, Warner, Bumble, Facetime, Spencer


9 dating apps that are perfect for people who are sick of Tinder

Jet Cat Studio/Shutterstock With lockdowns ending, single people are ready to get back into the dating scene. Online dating remains a favorite way to meet people, with over 270 million users globally in 2020. Tinder still dominates the US market, but new apps are winning fans with younger users. See more stories on Insider's business page. As hot vax summer rages on with more people fully vaccinated, Americans feel increasingly comfortable meeting face-to-face to date. Dating apps rem...
Tags: New York, London, Life, US, America, Trends, Features, Paris, League, Dating App, Tech Insider, Bumble Bumble, Tinder Bumble, Matt McNeill Love, Contributors 2019, Happn Happn


Bay Area renters have to make between $31 and $68 an hour in order to afford an apartment

Resident does yoga on the roof of his apartment building in San Francisco, California. (Gabrielle Lurie/The San Francisco Chronicle/Getty Images) Bay Area renters have the most expensive housing in the country, according to a new report. To afford a one-bedroom apartment, Bay Area renters have to work 2.2 full-time jobs at minimum wage. San Francisco's high cost of living is due to its booming tech industry and proximity to Silicon Valley. See more stories on Insider's business pag...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Real Estate, London, News, California, New York City, US, Careers, America, San Francisco, Trends, Minimum Wage, Economy, Austin, Rent


The 10 unexpected cities where tech workers are flocking

Shutterstock.com A new CBRE report ranked cities - large and small - with the highest concentrations of tech workers. Over the past five years, tech workers have moved from major cities to smaller markets, Axios first reported. Nashville, Tennessee and Edmonton, Alberta have seen the greatest percentage increase in tech talent. See more stories on Insider's business page. From Ohio to Canada, tech workers have moved camp to unexpected cities, according to a new analysis by CBRE first...
Tags: Real Estate, News, New York City, US, Careers, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Cities, Canada, Nashville, Ohio, Moving, Cbre, Trump, Edmonton Alberta


Revolut has a 'digital nomad' program that lets staff work from anywhere in the world for 2 months a year

"Employees wanted to be able to choose when to work from home and when to go to the office." Getty Images British fintech company Revolut has launched a new remote work program. Its 2,000 employees now have the option to work from anywhere they like for up to two months a year. One employee said it allows her to see her family and friends more often. See more stories on Insider's business page. With many companies looking for new ways to combine work in and out of the office, pandemic ...
Tags: UK, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Spain, United States, Revolut, Regulatory Compliance, Marin, Nordic, BI International, Tech Insider, MacDougall, BI General Contributors, Strategy Contributors


A startup that can 'translate' baby cries is now exploring early detection of autism in newborns

Laguna was looking for a way to know what her baby was telling her so she decided to found Zoundream. Jade Brookbank/Getty Images Founded two years ago, Zoundream specializes in cataloging and translating baby cries. In its first round of funding last October, Zoundream raised just under $1 million. The company now wants to expand into early-stage detection of atypical developments in newborns. See more stories on Insider's business page. We all know children don't come into the w...
Tags: UK, Life, Trends, Strategy, Nordic, Laguna, Europe Asia, Iannone, BI International, Tech Insider, Zahraa Saleh Shutterstock, BI General Contributors, Strategy Contributors, Tech Contributors, Business Insider España, Qayyah Moynihan


I canceled my subscription to Amazon Prime right as the pandemic lockdowns began and 12 months later I don't miss it at all

Amazon cofounder and former CEO Jeff Bezos. Alex Wong/Getty Images It turns out that Amazon Prime isn't necessary, even if you're ordering from Amazon frequently. I canceled my subscription in May 2020, and it has had zero impact on order speed or pricing. On the plus side, I'm saving at least $120 annually on the expensive membership fee. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In April 2020, just as the pandemic lockdowns were taking effect in New York City, I...
Tags: Amazon, Life, New York City, Trends, Amazon Prime, Culture, Brooklyn, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Jeff Bezos, Subscriptions, Staten Island, Delivery, Amazon Prime Video, Frankie, Spuntino


A Google privacy engineer says he quit over 'constant gaslighting' following the firing of two AI experts

AI researcher Timnit Gebru (left) and Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Kimberly White/Getty Images/Denis Balibouse/Reuters A Google privacy engineer said he quit after the company controversially fired two AI ethicists. One of them, Timnit Gebru, said was fired in December, prompting widespread employee outrage. The engineer, Damien Desfontaines, has been with the company since 2014, per his LinkedIn profile. See more stories on Insider's business page. A senior privacy software engineer at G...
Tags: Google, News, Enterprise, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Linkedin, Ai, Mitchell, Tech Companies, Zurich Switzerland, Margaret Mitchell, Tech Insider, Firings, Timnit Gebru, Katie Canales


Jeff Bezos is retiring at 57 with $197 billion - 739,489 times the median American's retirement wealth

Jeff Bezos in 2019. John Locher/AP Jeff Bezos is leaving his role as Amazon CEO at the age of 57 with $197 billion. The median net worth of Americans when they retire at 65 is $266,400. Bezos is currently the richest person in the world. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos' reign as Amazon CEO will come to an end on Monday, and he'll be stepping down as the world's richest person.He will be retiring from the role at the age of 57 with an estimated $199 b...
Tags: Amazon, News, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Bloomberg, Economy, Jeff Bezos, Amazon Web Services, Bezos, Andy Jassy, US Census Bureau, John Locher, Net Worth, Tech Insider


Jeff Bezos believes multibillion-dollar failures are actually a good thing: 'If the size of your failures isn't growing, you're not going to be inventing at a size that can actually move the needle'

Alex Wong/Getty Images As Amazon's CEO, Jeff Bezos said he made big bets that sometimes ended as, "multibillion-dollar failures." This view lines up with Bezos' approach to life: Failure is better than never having tried at all. Bezos will step down as Amazon's CEO on Monday, July 5. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. What's the point in making billions if you can't make a multibillion-dollar mistake every now and again?According to Amazon CEO Jeff...
Tags: Amazon, Echo, Business, Finance, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Risk, Markets, Retail, Jeff Bezos, Fire Phone, Failures, Amazon Echo, Amazon Web Services, Alexa


Jeff Bezos says work-life balance is a 'debilitating phrase.' He wants Amazon workers to view their career and lives as a 'circle.'

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Alex Wong/Getty Images Amazon's Jeff Bezos said in 2018 that the term "work-life balance" is a "debilitating phrase." A top piece of advice he offers to staff is not to view the two as a strict trade-off. Instead, he sees his personal and professional pursuits as a "circle" rather than a balancing act. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos isn't a fan of the phrase "work-life balance."At an April 2018 event hosted by I...
Tags: Amazon, Education, Finance, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Work Life Balance, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Andy Jassy, Tech Insider, GETTY IMAGES Amazon, Jeff Bezos Alex Wong, Katie Canales Zoë Bernard


Jeff Bezos will officially step down on Monday. Here are the top 5 things to know about his replacement Andy Jassy.

Andy Jassy. Mike Blake/Reuters Jeff Bezos will step down from his role as Amazon CEO on Monday. Bezos will be replaced by Andy Jassy, the current CEO of AWS. He has been at Amazon for 24 years and is one of the highest-paid executives at the company. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced earlier this year that he was stepping down as the tech giant's chief executive officer.Bezos told shareholders that he will officially leave the p...
Tags: Amazon, News, Enterprise, Microsoft, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Steve Ballmer, Travis Kalanick, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Amazon Web Services, Eugene Kim, Tech Companies, Bezos, Andy Jassy


Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey's relationship is a rare example of tech CEOs supporting one another. Take a look at the evolution of their crypto bromance.

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images/Joe Raedle/Getty Images Jack Dorsey and Elon Musk are vocal crypto enthusiasts and have been friendly to each other online. Dorsey has called Musk one of his favorite tweeters, and Musk has said Dorsey "has a good" heart. Their friendship stands out against other tech execs' feuds, like Mark Zuckerberg and Tim Cook's. See more stories on Insider's business page. Both Jack Dorsey and Elon Musk have emerged as quasi-bitcoin ambassadors, usi...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Elon Musk, News, Microsoft, Life, Trends, Tesla, Features, Bill Gates, Tim Cook, Square, Miami, The New York Times


Tim Cook, Jamie Dimon, and other CEOs say employees should return to the office because it boosts creativity. Experts say that's a 'fairy tale.'

A 2019 study found open floor plan offices had 70% fewer face-to-face interactions. Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock Business leaders like Jamie Dimon say office work is essential for "spontaneous idea generation." But research doesn't support many of the claims of improved creativity and productivity. The office can be a barrier to some, and 707,000 white collar workers quit their jobs in May. See more stories on Insider's business page. America's CEOs really want their wor...
Tags: Productivity, Careers, America, Trends, Remote Work, Mit, Harvard, Ford, New York Times, Times, Offices, Zillow, Jamie Dimon, Marc Andreessen, Bernstein, Jpmorgan


Legendary VC Marc Andreessen's advice to 23-year-olds: 'Don't follow your passion'

"Your passion is likely more dumb and useless than anything else," Marc Andreessen says. Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch Marc Andreessen is the cofounder of the wildly successful VC firm Andreessen Horowitz. In a recent interview, Andreessen was asked to give his best advice to a smart 23-year-old American. "Your passion should be your hobby, not your work," he said. "Do it in your spare time." See more stories on Insider's business page. Marc Andreessen is one of ...
Tags: Facebook, Advice, Careers, Trends, Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz, Career Advice, Smith, Marc Andreessen, Don, Netscape, Tech Insider, Roblox, Ben Horowitz Andreessen Horowitz, A16z, DOMINICK REUTER


Bumble closed all its offices for a week to help staff with their 'collective burnout'

Bumble founder and CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd. Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Bumble Employees of the dating app are getting a paid week off. The company said its offices closed this week to help staff deal with pandemic-related stress. The company's head of editorial content cited "collective burnout" in a now-deleted tweet. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bumble said it was closing all of its offices this week to help staff deal with burnout.A spokeswoman for the femal...
Tags: Careers, Trends, News UK, Sky News, Connor, Bumble, Tech Insider, Whitney Wolfe Herd, Clare O Connor, Sinead Baker, BI Select, Whitney Wolfe Herd Vivien Killilea Getty


Employees at a Beijing office have to smile for an AI camera to get through the front doors, change the temperature, or print documents

Canon's “smiling face recognition” requires a positive expression to print documents. Canon Information Technology Canon Information Technology has a "smile recognition" feature in its face-scanning tech. Office employees must smile in order to access the office or book conference rooms for meetings. The technology is part of a larger trend of employers monitoring and regulating workers. See more stories on Insider's business page. For employees at Canon Information Technology'...
Tags: Amazon, Office, Careers, Trends, Beijing, Ai, Offices, Facial Recognition, Canon, Weibo, Reuters, Tech Insider, Workplace Surveillance, DOMINICK REUTER, Canon Information Technology, Canon China


Employees at a Chinese office have to smile for an AI camera to get through the front doors, change the temperature, or print documents

Canon's “smiling face recognition” requires a positive expression to print documents. Canon Information Technology Canon Information Technology has a "smile recognition" feature in its face-scanning tech. Office employees must smile in order to access the office or book conference rooms for meetings. The technology is part of a larger trend of employers monitoring and regulating workers. See more stories on Insider's business page. For employees at Canon Information Technology'...
Tags: Amazon, Office, Careers, Trends, Beijing, Ai, Offices, Facial Recognition, Canon, Weibo, Reuters, Tech Insider, Workplace Surveillance, DOMINICK REUTER, Canon Information Technology, Canon China


Everything to know about Amazon's advertising business, which is $21 billion and growing

Alex Wong/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Marketers cut ad spending in the pandemic, but e-commerce advertising has boomed as people shop more from home - with Amazon leading the pack.EMarketer said Amazon claimed 10.3% of the US digital ad market in 2020, up from 7.8% in 2019 - competing with Google and Facebook for ad budgets. That growth has attracted Walmart, Instacart, Walgreens and other retailers that have joined Amazon in vying for a slice of the pie.Here's the la...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Media, Advertising, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Walgreens, Netflix, Retail, Roku, Hulu, Amazon Web Services, Alexa


I'm a notoriously bad sleeper who tried Sleep by Headspace for a month to stop waking up in the middle of the night - here's how it went

The Headspace app. Headspace Freelance writer Zoe Rosenberg has struggled with getting a good night's sleep for years. She decided to download Sleep by Headspace, which costs $69.99 a year. She liked the wind-down and mid-night exercises, which helped her get to sleep after waking up. See more stories on Insider's business page. I don't remember when it started, but somewhere along the way, I became bad at sleeping. This was way before the pandemic made sleep practically imposs...
Tags: Google, Apps, Sleep, Life, Trends, Strategy, Linkedin, Meditation, Anxiety, Jeff Weiner, Sleeping, Alexa, Nordic, Headspace, Sleep Aid, Buddhist


I tried, and failed, to earn a living as an influencer. Here are 5 hard lessons I learned after gaining and losing thousands of social-media followers.

Brian Patrick Byrne built a following by posting videos and tweets about BTS. Big Hit Music, Brian Patrick Byrne I gained tens of thousands of followers by creating content about K-pop group BTS. My biggest mistake was trying to change my brand in order to earn a living. I ultimately decided that my mental health was more important than being an influencer. See more stories on Insider's business page. In 2020, I lost my job and decided to spend my free time pursuing a dream I'd had...
Tags: Twitter, Music, Media, Youtube, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Brian, Hannah Hart, Max, Bts, Influencers, McDonald, DUBLIN Ireland, Mediabase


I listened in on the first-ever Clubhouse wedding along with 26,000 other people. It included heartwarming vows, a registry to gift a $5,000 Caribbean getaway, and snapshots of the happy couple.

Natasha Grano and Michael Graziano. Misha Krutiy Photography Natasha Grano and Michael Graziano are the first-ever couple to get married on the audio-only app. The two-hour traditional ceremony included the walk down the aisle and a Corinthians reading. Guests were instructed to "Push to Refresh" to update the couple's profile photos as it went on. See more stories on Insider's business page. Natasha Grano and Michael Graziano made history on the Clubhouse app yesterday when they b...
Tags: Apps, Life, Trends, Tech, Netflix, Wedding, Gang, Weddings, Vancouver, Caribbean, Corinthians, Clubhouse, Michael, Digital Marketing, Nordic, SAN JUAN Puerto Rico


Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield and Away's Jen Rubio just had their first child together. Here are 13 other power couples who rule the tech world.

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel and wife Miranda Kerr. Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Snap Inc Slack's Stewart Butterfield and Away's Jen Rubio just had their first child together. They're among over a dozen other leaders in the tech industry in relationships with powerful people. Some, like Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Scott, and Bill and Melinda Gates, have recently split up. See more stories on Insider's business page. As the singer Grimes, Tesla CEO Elon Musk's girlfriend, migh...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Marriage, Instagram, Yahoo, Life, US, Trends, Tech, Features, Rome, Wyoming



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