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In the Know: What to know about Amazon's nearly complete complex and other rising SWFL sites


The Amazon sign now up at one of two massive complexes rising off Alico Road signals hundreds of jobs to come – and it appears the retailer's representatives are scouting more sites in Cape Coral and Fort Myers.

That's just the start for Amazon, which keeps adding to its growing presence in the area, and a sector poised to serve as one of Southwest Florida's largest job producers for years to come.

"The industrial market is on fire right now. We are seeing so much (activity.) Most of that is due to e-commerce" such as Amazon, said Gerald Hendry, real estate broker, consultant and managing partner at the Maxwell, Hendry & Simmons appraisal firm. "That's really driving our markets right now. Distribution. Fulfillment centers."

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Besides the Alico work west of I-75, Amazon could have other potential facilities, according to Hendry's company. His firm was not at liberty to go into many specifics. However, it appears the targets include the city of Fort Myers and Cape Coral, where there's been pushback to a 200,000-square-foot proposal by an Amazon partner along Pine Island Road between Chiquita Boulevard and Veterans Parkway.

Lee County Economic Development Director John Talmage has told city of Fort Myers officials that the firm is considering Lee as a No. 1 hub in Florida and for 4,000 jobs, with additional space in the Alico area beyond what's going up now.

Just a few hundred feet from those sites, 300,000 square feet at the Gulfcoast Industrial Campus was just purchased for $39.5 million by an LLC for Atlanta developer and investor Stonemont Financial, which has done business with Amazon. We've reached out to Talmage and others for comment on this and additional questions.

"A $39 million deal in Lee County is almost unheard of," Hendry said. "This is a huge deal for Lee County, and this is the kind of a trend we're seeing in Lee County. A lot of big players are coming to our market. No longer are we a sleepy little Southwest Florida area. There's a lot of big private equity money coming our way. This is an example."

A pair of Amazon monsters on Alico

At close to 300,000 square feet, the monster now between Domestic Avenue and Lee Road should already bring hundreds of jobs by 2022.

Although Amazon isn't disclosing much yet on this or anything else locally, as many as 500 positions have come with its complexes about that size. And look for perhaps more with the other almost adjacent 200,000 square feet that's not as far along at the former home of Alico Family Golf.

However, with the growing robotics nature of what Amazon does, that number could be dialed down. When it announced six of these types of centers recently, the overall total was 2,000 jobs. And where hiring was underway this week for 500 positions in El Paso, Texas, that Amazon location is 625,000 square feet.

Amazon said in late October it would hire workers for 150,000 seasonal jobs across the U.S., including 10,500 in Florida. Those seasonal jobs are in addition to the 8,000 full and part-time operations jobs announced for Florida previously.

The company said all of those jobs, including seasonal roles, have an average starting pay of $18 per hour and an additional $3 per hour depending on shifts, in many locations.

Talmage did clarify for me Wednesday afternoon that "the two structures in the Alico corridor including the one with the new sign are part of the same project," answering one of the many inquiries readers like Karl Ritz had wanted to know about.

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While impressive at a combined 500,000 square feet, there's another edifice going up in Collier County that's the size of the Coastland Center in Naples: Uline's warehouse for its shipping and packaging materials, that we first told you about last year, will come in at 937,000 square feet in 2023 with a slated 220 employees.

Work began recently on that $96 million project emerging off Collier Boulevard near I-75 about a mile from Benderson Development's formerly abandoned Iron Skeleton eyesore where Amazon now has another presence with about 100 workers. This work also has helped fuel construction jobs. DeAngelis Diamond, one of the companies involved in Uline's construction, said just before Halloween it was adding 33 positions.

But Collier's quickly running out of its expensive industrial space and very little is for sale, and that's a major challenge for job creation in the future.

"You have 977,000 square feet under construction," nearly all of that being Uline, Hendry said of Collier, which finds itself with hundreds of acres fewer on the market for sale than Lee and Charlotte counties: "48 acres – only four properties, and two of those are in Immokalee. Really only two in Naples proper. That is a bit of a problem."

How?

"That is creating an issue, driving some of the industrial users north into Fort Myers and north into Charlotte County right now. I don't know that Collier County can overcome that," said Hendry, who presented the latest data at last week's Naples Area Board of Realtors symposium. "Collier County, we're sitting on an average sales price of about $164 per square foot. Lee County is $60 a square foot on average cheaper.

"Charlotte County (is) almost half of what Collier County is."

Companies keep leaving Collier for Lee

The result is something In the Know has covered extensively in the past, with local companies moving out of Collier to be closer to where their workers can afford to live and creating jobs elsewhere.

"If you're trying to expand your business, do I look at this and say 'hey, I can drive up the road for $60 per square foot less or I can cut my costs in half and go even a little further up. Something to keep an eye on," Hendry said. "That's the kind of dynamics happening."

Appearing at a previous gathering of the Fort Myers Economic Development Advisory Board, Talmage said five companies recently moved their facilities to Lee from Collier.

Talmage told me Wednesday that Conditioned Air and Advanced Hurricane Technology are among them. He said he was projecting 150,000 jobs within the Alico, Three Oaks Parkway and Daniels Road corridors.

"The jobs number referenced is a long-range forecast including all jobs in that area now, those expanding/relocating companies and projected job growth from all sources," Talmage said.

Another company kicking it up a notch is PGT Impact Resistant Hurricane Windows and Doors, which has been setting up shop in 136,000 square feet on Treeline Avenue, bringing 500 jobs paying an average salary at $15.50 per hour plus full-time benefits, he said.

And near the Southwest Florida International Airport, Dejana Realty of Maryland LLC just spent $7.35 million for two industrial warehouses totaling 54,000 square feet at 13351 Saddle Road, less than two miles from the Amazon delivery station opened in 2019 with 450 workers, according to records provided.

"There’s roughly 1.325 million square feet of industrial under construction in Lee County at the moment, (and) 87% of it is in South Fort Myers," Hendry's partner, Matt Simmons, told me Tuesday of "basically Colonial Boulevard to Village of Estero going (south.) Lee County’s position of available industrial land proximate to where demand and growth is headed is the envy of other counties.

"As the Alico corridor gets closer to reality, watch this area transform. It’s the epicenter of Southwest Florida within six to seven years."

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Alico: A worker shortage fix for Collier

At the Market Watch sponsored by The News-Press and Naples Daily News not long ago, Simmons wowed a Hertz Arena audience with his Alico acumen. I've referred to him as Mr. Alico since then, not to be confused with Mr. Roboto, which somehow was not part of the Styx concert setlist at the same venue in 2014.

"With the Alico connector project, it's going to transform the way you travel in Southwest Florida, particularly for the folks in Lehigh who are trying to move south, which is a significant number of our employee base, contractors on a daily basis who are traveling all the way from Lehigh to get to 75 and south," Simmons said. "It will cause the area to explode way beyond even what we've seen so far."

That roadwork calls for extending Alico northeast about nine miles to State Road 82 near Sunshine Boulevard, Hendry said.

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"This is a game changer. Lee County has already acquired the right of way. This is not a project that, 'oh it may happen in 10 years.' No, this is a project that you will see happen within the next five years," Hendry said. "We have about 130,000 residents in Lehigh right now.

"They are stuck getting to the interstate via Colonial Boulevard and Daniels Parkway. That can be a 45-minute to an hour drive, prime time. It's just not feasible for them to go anywhere else but Lee County."

It's one of the potential remedies to lure workers as far south as Collier, which has significant issues filling positions to serve a lot of the wealthy and retired residents who have little interest in performing manual labor.

"Open this up, and I think you've got something that's very beneficial to Collier," Hendry said. "Think of the potential for 130,000 people getting to I-75 relatively quick, and three exits to the south there in Naples. (Collier needs) labor desperately."

Alico looks like a clear winner, Simmons told me.

"You have to keep in mind that designating new land for industrial uses can be very challenging. There are physical limitations for useful space for that purpose on top of having to be cautious about its proximity to residential housing," Simmons said. "Consider that in the context of the growth in Collier County and their limited supply of industrial land.

"Policy makers are doing what they can to allow for new industrial land, but it’s simply not enough. So the Alico corridor is also going to be the beneficiary of industrial users having to come north from Naples out of necessity. Frankly, this has already been happening for a few years now, and it’s only going to accelerate."

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Already pumped up about their Atlanta Braves winning the World Series, count Simmons and Hendry among those excited of what's to come locally.

"The inside of an Amazon distribution center is a city unto itself," Simmons said.

Based at the Naples Daily News, Columnist Phil Fernandez ([email protected]) writes In the Know as part of the USA TODAY NETWORK. Support Democracy and subscribe to a newspaper.

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Jeff Bezos

American engineer and entrepreneur, founder of Amazon.com, Inc. and Blue Origin

"Bezos" redirects here. For other people with the surname, see Bezos (surname).

Jeffrey Preston Bezos (BAY-zohss;[1]Jorgensen; born January 12, 1964) is an American entrepreneur, media proprietor, investor, and computer engineer. He is the founder and executive chairman of Amazon, where he previously served as the president and CEO. With a net worth of around US$205 billion as of November 2021, he is the second-wealthiest person in the world according to both Forbes and Bloomberg's Billionaires Index.[2][3]

Born in Albuquerque and raised in Houston and Miami, Bezos graduated from Princeton University in 1986. He holds a degree in electrical engineering and computer science. He worked on Wall Street in a variety of related fields from 1986 to early 1994. Bezos founded Amazon in late 1994, on a cross-country road trip from New York City to Seattle. The company began as an online bookstore and has since expanded to a wide variety of other e-commerce products and services, including video and audio streaming, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence. It is currently the world's largest online sales company, the largest Internet company by revenue, and the world's largest provider of virtual assistants[4] and cloud infrastructure services through its Amazon Web Services branch.

Bezos founded the aerospace manufacturer and sub-orbital spaceflight services company Blue Origin in 2000. Blue Origin's New Shepard vehicle reached space in 2015, and afterwards successfully landed back on Earth. The company began commercial suborbital human spaceflight,[5] and did two successful human spaceflights in 2021. He also purchased the major American newspaper The Washington Post in 2013 for $250 million, and manages many other investments through his venture capital firm, Bezos Expeditions. In September 2021, Bezos co-founded biotechnology company Altos Labs with Mail.ru founder Yuri Milner.[6]

The first centibillionaire on the Forbes wealth index,[7] Bezos was named the "richest man in modern history" after his net worth increased to $150 billion in July 2018.[8] In August 2020, according to Forbes, he had a net worth exceeding $200 billion.[9] In 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, Bezos's wealth grew by approximately $24 billion.[10] On July 5, 2021, Bezos stepped down as the CEO of Amazon and transitioned into the role of executive chairman; Andy Jassy, the chief of Amazon's cloud computing division,[11][12] replaced Bezos as the CEO of Amazon. On July 20, 2021, Jeff Bezos flew to space alongside his brother Mark.[13] The suborbital flight lasted over 10 minutes, reaching a peak altitude of 66.5 miles (107.0 km).[14]

Early life

Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on January 12, 1964,[15] the son of Jacklyn (née Gise) and Theodore Jorgensen.[16] His biological great-grandfather, John Jørgensen, was born on the small island of Samsø, Denmark. John immigrated to Chicago sometime around 1900 and had a son, Theodore "Ted" John Jorgensen (born 1917) with his wife, Ida Minnie Jorgensen, who was also born in Denmark. This son was the father of Ted Jorgensen (born 1944), Bezos' biological father.[17][better source needed][18] At the time of Jeffrey's birth, his mother was a 17-year-old high school student and his father was 19 years old.[19] After completing high school despite challenging conditions, Jacklyn attended night school while bringing Jeffrey along as a baby.[20] After his parents divorced, his mother married Cuban immigrant Miguel "Mike" Bezos in April 1968.[21] Shortly after the wedding, Mike adopted four-year-old Jeffrey, whose surname was then legally changed from Jorgensen to Bezos.[22]

After Mike had received his degree from the University of New Mexico, the family moved to Houston, Texas, so that he could begin working as an engineer for Exxon.[23] Jeff Bezos attended River Oaks Elementary School in Houston from fourth to sixth grade.[24] Bezos' maternal grandfather was Lawrence Preston Gise, a regional director of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) in Albuquerque.[25] Gise retired early to his family's ranch near Cotulla, Texas, where Bezos would spend many summers in his youth.[26] Bezos would later purchase this ranch and expand it from 25,000 acres (10,117 ha) to 300,000 acres (121,406 ha).[27][28] His maternal grandmother was Mattie Louise Gise (née Strait), through whom he is a cousin of country singer George Strait.[29] Bezos displayed scientific interests and technological proficiency, and once rigged an electric alarm to keep his younger siblings out of his room.[30][31] The family moved to Miami, Florida, where Bezos attended Miami Palmetto High School.[32][33] While Bezos was in high school, he worked at McDonald's as a short-order line cook during the breakfast shift.[34]

Bezos attended the Student Science Training Program at the University of Florida. He was high school valedictorian, a National Merit Scholar,[35][36] and a Silver Knight Award winner in 1982.[35] In his graduation speech, Bezos told the audience he dreamed of the day when mankind would colonize space. A local newspaper quoted his intention "to get all people off the earth and see it turned into a huge national park".[37] In 1986, he graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a 4.2 GPA and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree (B.S.E.) in electrical engineering and computer science; he was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa.[38] While at Princeton, Bezos was a member of the Quadrangle Club, one of Princeton's 11 eating clubs.[40] In addition, he was elected to Tau Beta Pi and was the president of the Princeton chapter of the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS).[41][42]

Business career

Early career

After Bezos graduated from college in 1986, he was offered jobs at Intel, Bell Labs, and Andersen Consulting, among others.[43] He first worked at Fitel, a fintech telecommunications start-up, where he was tasked with building a network for international trade.[44] Bezos was promoted to head of development and director of customer service thereafter. He transitioned into the banking industry when he became a product manager at Bankers Trust. He worked there from 1988 to 1990. He then joined D. E. Shaw & Co, a newly founded hedge fund with a strong emphasis on mathematical modelling in 1990 and worked there until 1994. Bezos became D. E. Shaw's fourth senior vice-president at age 30.[45][43]

Amazon

Main article: Amazon

Bezos (front row, center) at the Robot Co-op in 2005

In late 1993, Bezos decided to establish an online bookstore.[46] He left his job at D. E. Shaw and founded Amazon in his garage on July 5, 1994, after writing its business plan on a cross-country drive from New York City to Seattle.[47][48] Prior to settling on Seattle, Bezos had investigated setting up his company at an Indian reservation near San Francisco in order to avoid paying taxes.[49] Bezos initially named his new company Cadabra but later changed the name to Amazon after the Amazon River in South America, in part because the name begins with the letter A, which is at the beginning of the alphabet.[50] At the time, website listings were alphabetized, so a name starting with "A" would appear sooner when customers conducted online searches.[51] In addition, he regarded "Amazon," the name of the world's largest river as fitting for what he hoped would become the world's largest online bookstore.[51] He accepted an estimated $300,000 from his parents and invested in Amazon.[48][52][53] He warned many early investors that there was a 70% chance that Amazon would fail or go bankrupt.[54] Although Amazon was originally an online bookstore, Bezos had always planned to expand to other products.[45][50] Three years after Bezos founded Amazon, he took it public with an initial public offering (IPO).[55] In response to critical reports from Fortune and Barron's, Bezos maintained that the growth of the Internet would overtake competition from larger book retailers such as Borders and Barnes & Noble.[50]

In 1998, Bezos diversified into the online sale of music and video, and by the end of the year he had expanded the company's products to include a variety of other consumer goods.[50] Bezos used the $54 million raised during the company's 1997 equity offering to finance aggressive acquisition of smaller competitors.[50] In 2000, Bezos borrowed $2 billion from banks, as its cash balances dipped to only $350 million.[56] In 2002, Bezos led Amazon to launch Amazon Web Services, which compiled data from weather channels and website traffic.[50] In late 2002, rapid spending from Amazon caused it financial distress when revenues stagnated.[57] After the company nearly went bankrupt, he closed distribution centers and laid off 14% of the Amazon workforce.[56] In 2003, Amazon rebounded from financial instability and turned a profit of $400 million.[58][failed verification] In November 2007, Bezos launched the Amazon Kindle.[59] According to a 2008 Time profile, Bezos wished to create a device that allowed a "flow state" in reading similar to the experience of video games.[60] In 2013, Bezos secured a $600-million contract with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on behalf of Amazon Web Services.[61] In October of that year, Amazon was recognized as the largest online shopping retailer in the world.[62]

In May 2016, Bezos sold slightly more than one million shares of his holdings in the company for $671 million, the largest sum he had ever raised from selling some of his Amazon stock.[63] On August 4, 2016, Bezos sold another million of his shares for $756.7 million.[64] A year later, Bezos took on 130,000 new employees when he ramped up hiring at company distribution centers.[65] By January 19, 2018, his Amazon stock holdings had appreciated to slightly over $109 billion; months later he began to sell stock to raise cash for other enterprises, in particular, Blue Origin.[66] On January 29, 2018, he was featured in Amazon's Super Bowl commercial.[67] On February 1, 2018, Amazon reported its highest ever profit with quarterly earnings of $2 billion.[68] Due to the growth of Alibaba in China, Bezos has often expressed interest in expanding Amazon into India.[69] On July 27, 2017, Bezos momentarily became the world's wealthiest person over Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates when his estimated net worth increased to just over $90 billion. His wealth surpassed $100 billion for the first time on November 24, 2017, and he was formally designated the wealthiest person in the world by Forbes on March 6, 2018, with a net worth of $112 billion.[70]

In March 2018, Bezos dispatched Amit Agarwal, Amazon's global senior vice president, to India with $5.5 billion to localize operations throughout the company's supply chain routes.[72] Later in the month, U.S. President Donald Trump accused Amazon and Bezos, specifically of sales tax avoidance, misusing postal routes, and anti-competitive business practices.[73] Amazon's share price fell by 9% in response to the President's negative comments; this reduced Bezos's personal wealth by $10.7 billion.[74] Weeks later, Bezos recouped his losses when academic reports out of Stanford University indicated that Trump could do little to regulate Amazon in any meaningful way.[75] During July 2018, a number of members of the U.S. Congress called on Bezos to detail the applications of Amazon's face recognition software, Rekognition.[76]

Criticism of Amazon's business practices continued in September 2018 when Senator Bernie Sanders introduced the Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies (Stop BEZOS) Act and accused Amazon of receiving corporate welfare.[78] This followed revelations by the non-profit group New Food Economy which found that one third of Amazon workers in Arizona, and one tenth of Amazon workers in Pennsylvania and Ohio, relied on food stamps.[79] While preparing to introduce the bill, Sanders opined: "Instead of attempting to explore Mars or go to the moon, how about Jeff Bezos pays his workers a living wage?"[80] He later said: "Bezos could play a profound role. If he said today, nobody who is employed at Amazon will receive less than a living wage, it would send a message to every corporation in America."[81] Sanders's efforts elicited a response from Amazon which pointed to the 130,000 jobs it created in 2017 and called the $28,446 figure for its median salary "misleading" as it included part-time workers.[82] However, Sanders countered that the companies targeted by his proposal have placed an increased focus on part-time workers to escape benefit obligations.[83] On October 2, 2018, Bezos announced a company-wide wage increase, which Sanders applauded.[84] The American workers who were being paid the minimum wage had this increased to $15 per hour, a decision that was interpreted as support for the Fight for $15 movement.[85]

In February 2021, Bezos announced that in the third quarter of 2021 he would step down from his role as CEO of Amazon, to become the Executive Chairman of the Amazon Board. He will be replaced as CEO by Andy Jassy.[86] On February 2, 2021, Bezos sent an email[87] to all Amazon employees, telling them the transition would give him "the time and energy [he] need[s] to focus on the Day 1 Fund, the Bezos Earth Fund, Blue Origin, The Washington Post, and [his] other passions."[88]

In his final letter to Amazon shareholders, Bezos quoted geneticist Richard Dawkins thus: "Staving off death is a thing that you have to work at... If living things don't actively work to prevent it, they would eventually merge with their surroundings and cease to exist as autonomous beings. That is what happens when they die."[6]

Blue Origin

Main article: Blue Origin

Bezos and Rob Meyerson(fifth from left) giving NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver(fourth from left) a tour of Blue Origin's crew capsule in 2011

In September 2000, Bezos founded Blue Origin, a human spaceflightstartup.[89] Bezos has long expressed an interest in space travel and the development of human life in the Solar System.[36] He was the valedictorian when he graduated from high school in 1982. His speech was followed up with a Miami Herald interview in which he expressed an interest to build and develop hotels, amusement parks, and colonies for human beings who were in orbit.[90] The 18-year-old Bezos stated that he wanted to preserve Earth from overuse through resource depletion.[91]Rob Meyerson led Blue Origin from 2003 to 2017 and served as its first president.[92]

After its founding, Blue Origin maintained a low profile until 2006 when it purchased a large tract of land in West Texas for a launch and test facility.[93] After the company gained the public's attention during the late 2000s, Bezos additionally indicated his interest in reducing the cost of space travel for humans while also increasing the safety of extraterrestrial travel.[94] In September 2011, one of the company's unmanned prototype vehicles crashed during a short-hop test flight. Although the crash was viewed as a setback, news outlets noted how far the company went from its founding-to-date in advancing spaceflight.[95] After the crash, Bezos has been superstitiously wearing his "lucky" Texas Cowboy boots to all rocket launches.[96] In May 2013, Bezos met with Richard Branson, chairman of Virgin Galactic, to discuss commercial spaceflight opportunities and strategies.[97] He has been compared to Branson and Elon Musk as all three are billionaires who prioritize spaceflight among their business interests.[98]

In 2015, Bezos announced that a new orbital launch vehicle was under development and would make its first flight in the late-2010s.[99] Later in November, Blue Origin's New Shepard space vehicle successfully rocketed into space and reached its planned test altitude of 329,839 feet (100.5 kilometers) before executing a vertical landing back at the launch site in West Texas. In 2016, Bezos allowed select journalists to visit, tour, and photograph his facility.[100] He has repeatedly called for increased inter-space energy and industrial manufacturing to decrease the negative costs associated with business-related pollution.[101]

In December 2017, New Shepard successfully flew and landed dummy passengers, amending and pushing its human space travel start date into late 2018.[102] To execute this program, Blue Origin built six of the vehicles to support all phases of testing and operations: no-passenger test flights, flights with test passengers, and commercial-passenger weekly operations.[103] Since 2016, Bezos has spoken more freely about his hopes to colonize the solar system, and has been selling US$1 billion in Amazon stock each year to capitalize Blue Origin in an effort to support this endeavor.[104][105] In May 2018, Bezos maintained that the primary goal of Blue Origin is to preserve the natural resources of Earth by making the human species multi-planetary.[106] He announced that New Shepard would begin transporting humans into sub-orbital space by November 2018.[106] In July 2018, it was announced that Bezos had priced commercial spaceflight tickets from $200,000 to $300,000 per person.[107]

On July 20, 2021, he launched on the NS-16 mission with his brother Mark Bezos, Wally Funk, and Oliver Daemen. He launched nine days after Richard Branson launched onboard The Virgin Galactic Unity 22 mission.

The Washington Post

See also: The Washington Post

On August 5, 2013, Bezos announced his purchase of The Washington Post for $250 million in cash,[108] at the suggestion of his friend, Don Graham.[109] To execute the sale, he established limited liability companyNash Holdings to serve as a holding company through which he would own the newspaper.[110] The sale closed on October 1, 2013, and Nash Holdings took control.[111] In March 2014, Bezos made his first significant change at The Washington Post and lifted the online paywall for subscribers of a number of U.S. local newspapers in Texas, Hawaii, and Minnesota.[112] In January 2016, Bezos set out to reinvent the newspaper as a media and technology company by reconstructing its digital media, mobile platforms, and analytics software.[113] Throughout the early years of ownership, Bezos was accused of having a potential conflict of interest with the paper.[114] Bezos and the newspaper's editorial board have dismissed accusations that he unfairly controlled the paper's content and Bezos maintains the paper's independence.[115][116] After a surge in online readership in 2016, the paper was profitable for the first time since Bezos made the purchase in 2013.[116]

Bezos Expeditions

Main article: Bezos Expeditions

Bezos makes personal investments through his venture capital vehicle, Bezos Expeditions.[117] He was one of the first shareholders in Google, when he invested $250,000 in 1998. That $250,000 investment resulted in 3.3 million shares of Google stock, worth about $3.1 billion in 2017.[118][119] He also invested in Unity Biotechnology, a life-extension research firm hoping to slow or stop the process of aging.[120] Bezos is involved in the healthcare sector, which includes investments in Unity Biotechnology, GRAIL, Juno Therapeutics, and Zocdoc.[121] In January 2018, an announcement was made concerning Bezos's role within a new, unnamed healthcare company. This venture, later named Haven, is expected to be a partnership between Amazon, JPMorgan, and Berkshire Hathaway.[122][123]

Bezos also supports philanthropic efforts through direct donations and non-profit projects funded by Bezos Expeditions.[124] Bezos used Bezos Expeditions to fund several philanthropic projects, including an Innovation center at the Seattle Museum of History and Industry and the Bezos Center for Neural Circuit Dynamics at Princeton Neuroscience Institute.[125][126] In 2013, Bezos Expeditions funded the recovery of two Saturn V first-stage Rocketdyne F-1 engines from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean.[127] They were positively identified as belonging to the Apollo 11 mission's S-1C stage from July 1969.[128][129] The engines are currently on display at the Seattle Museum of Flight.[130][131]

Altos Labs

In September 2021, Bezos co-founded Altos Labs with Mail.ru founder Yuri Milner. Altos Labs is a generously-funded biotechnology company dedicated to harnessing cellular reprogramming to develop longevity therapeutics.[6] The company has recruited prominent scientists such as Juan Carlos Izpisúa Belmonte (known for work on rejuvenation through reprogramming), Steve Horvath (known for work in epigenetic aging clocks), and Shinya Yamanaka (the Nobel Prize-winning inventor of cellular reprogramming in mammalian cells).[6]

Public image

Journalist Nellie Bowles of The New York Times has described the public persona and personality of Bezos as that of "a brilliant but mysterious and coldblooded corporate titan".[132] During the 1990s, Bezos earned a reputation for relentlessly pushing Amazon forward, often at the expense of public charity and social welfare.[132][133] Journalist Mark O'Connell criticized Bezos' relentless customer focus as "very small" in terms of impact on humanity as a whole,[134] a sentiment technologist Tim O'Reilly agreed with.[135] His business practices projected a public image of prudence and parsimony with his own wealth and that of Amazon. Bezos was a multi-billionaire who drove a 1996 Honda Accord.[136] Throughout the early 2000s, he was perceived to be geeky or nerdy.[137][138][139]

Bezos was seen by some as needlessly quantitative and data-driven.[140][141] This perception was detailed by Alan Deutschman, who described him as "talking in lists" and "[enumerating] the criteria, in order of importance, for every decision he has made."[137] Select accounts of his persona have drawn controversy and public attention. Notably, journalist Brad Stone wrote a book that described Bezos as a demanding boss as well as hyper-competitive,[133][140] and opined that Bezos perhaps "bet the biggest on the Internet" than anyone else.[142] Bezos has been characterized as a notoriously opportunistic CEO who operates with little concern for obstacles and externalities.[143][144]

During the early 2010s, Bezos solidified his reputation for aggressive business practices, and his public image began to shift. Bezos started to wear tailored clothing; he weight trained, pursued a regimented diet and began to freely spend his money.[145] His physical transformation has been compared to the transformation of Amazon; he is often referred to as the metonym of the company.[146][147] His physical appearance increased the public's perception of him as a symbolically dominant figure in business and in popular culture, wherein he has been parodied as an enterprising supervillain.[148][149][150] Since 2017, he has been portrayed by Kyle Mooney and Steve Carell on Saturday Night Live, usually as an undercutting, domineering figure.[151][better source needed] In May 2014, the International Trade Union Confederation named Bezos the "World's Worst Boss", with its general secretary Sharan Burrow saying: "Jeff Bezos represents the inhumanity of employers who are promoting the North American corporate model",[152] while in 2019, Harvard Business Review, which ranked Bezos the best-performing CEO for 4 years in a row since 2014, did not rank him even in the top 100 citing Amazon's "relatively low ESG (environment, social, and governance) scores" that reflect "risks created by working conditions and employment policies, data security, and antitrust issues."[153]

During the late 2010s, Bezos reversed his reputation for being reluctant to spend money on non-business-related expenses.[27] His relative lack of philanthropy compared to other billionaires has drawn a negative response from the public since 2016.[154][27] Bezos has been known to publicly contest claims made in critical articles, as exemplified in 2015 when he sent a memo to employees denouncing a New York Times piece.[155][156]

Leadership style

Bezos used what he called a "regret-minimization framework" while he worked at D. E. Shaw and again during the early years of Amazon. He described this life philosophy by stating: "When I'm 80, am I going to regret leaving Wall Street? No. Will I regret missing the beginning of the Internet? Yes."[159] During the 1990s and early 2000s at Amazon, he was characterized as trying to quantify all aspects of running the company, often listing employees on spreadsheets and basing executive decisions on data. To push Amazon forward, Bezos developed the mantra "Get Big Fast", establishing the company's need to scale its operations to produce market dominance.[50] He favored diverting Amazon profits back into the company in lieu of allocating it amongst shareholders in the form of dividends.[137]

Bezos uses the term "work–life harmony" instead of the more standard "work–life balance" because he believes that balance implies that you can only have one and not the other. He believes that work and home life are interconnected, informing and calibrating each other.[160] Journalist Walt Mossberg dubbed the idea that someone who cannot tolerate criticism or critique shouldn't do anything new or interesting "The Bezos Principle".[161] Bezos does not schedule early morning meetings and enforces a two-pizza rule—a preference that meetings are small enough for two pizzas to feed everyone in the board room. When interviewing candidates for jobs at Amazon he has stated he considers three inquiries: can he admire the person, can the person raise the common standard, and under what circumstances could the person become exemplary.[163]

He meets with Amazon investors for a total of only six hours a year. Instead of using presentation slides, Bezos requires high-level employees to present information with six-page narratives.[164] Starting in 1998, Bezos publishes an annual letter for Amazon shareholders wherein he frequently refers to five principles: focus on customers not competitors, take risks for market leadership, facilitate staff morale, build a company culture, and empower people.[165][166] Bezos maintains the email address [email protected][167] as an outlet for customers to reach out to him and the company. Although he does not respond to the emails, he forwards some of them with a question mark in the subject line to executives who attempt to address the issues.[168] Bezos has cited Jeff Immelt (of New Enterprise Associates),[169]Warren Buffett (of Berkshire Hathaway), Jamie Dimon (of JPMorgan Chase), and Bob Iger (of Walt Disney) as major influences on his leadership style.[169][170]

Bezos is known for creating an adversarial environment at Amazon, as well as insulting and verbally abusing his employees. As journalist Brad Stone revealed in his book The Everything Store, Bezos issued remarks to his employees such as "I'm sorry, did I take my stupid pills today?", "Are you lazy or just incompetent?", and "Why are you ruining my life?".[143] Additionally, Bezos reportedly pitted Amazon teams against each other, and once declined to give Amazon employees city bus passes in order to discourage them from leaving the office.[143]

Recognition

  • In 1999, Bezos received his first major award when Time named him Person of the Year.[171]
  • In 2008, he was selected by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's best leaders.[172]
  • Bezos was awarded an honorary doctorate in science and technology from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008.[173]
  • In 2011, The Economist gave Bezos and Gregg Zehr an Innovation Award for the Amazon Kindle.[174]
  • In 2012, Bezos was named Businessperson of the Year by Fortune.[175]
  • He is also a member of the Bilderberg Group and attended the 2011 Bilderberg conference in St. Moritz, Switzerland,[176] and the 2013 conference in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. He was a member of the Executive Committee of The Business Council for 2011 and 2012.[177]
  • 2014–2018, he was ranked the best-performing CEO in the world by Harvard Business Review.[153]
  • He has also figured in Fortune's list of 50 great leaders of the world for three straight years, topping the list in 2015.[178]
  • In September 2016, Bezos received a $250,000 prize for winning the Heinlein Prize for Advances in Space Commercialization, which he donated to the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space.[179][better source needed]
  • In February 2018, Bezos was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for "leadership and innovation in space exploration, autonomous systems, and building a commercial pathway for human space flight".[180]
  • In March 2018, at the Explorers Club annual dinner, he was awarded the Buzz Aldrin Space Exploration Award in recognition of his work with Blue Origin.[citation needed]
  • He received Germany's 2018 Axel Springer Award for Business Innovation and Social Responsibility.[181]Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world on five separate occasions between 2008 and 2018.[182]

Wealth

Bezos first became a millionaire in 1997 after raising $54 million through Amazon's initial public offering (IPO).[183] He was first included on the ForbesWorld's Billionaires list in 1999 with a registered net worth of $10.1 billion.[184] His net worth decreased to $6.1 billion a year later, a 40.5% drop.[185] His wealth plummeted even more the following year, dropping 66.6% to $2.0 billion.[186] He lost $500 million the following year, which brought his net worth down to $1.5 billion.[187] The following year, his net worth increased by 104% to $2.5 billion.[188] From 2005 to 2007, he quadrupled his net worth to $8.7 billion.[189] After the financial crisis and succeeding economic recession, his net worth would decrease to $6.8 billion—a 17.7% drop.[190][191] His wealth rose by 85.2% in 2010, leaving him with $12.6 billion. This percentage increase ascended him to the 43rd spot on the ranking from 68th.[190][192]

After a rumor broke out that Amazon was developing a smartphone, Bezos's net worth rose to $30.5 billion in 2014.[193][194] A year later, Bezos entered the top ten when he increased his net worth to a total of $50.3 billion. Bezos rose to be the 5th richest person in the world hours before market close; he gained $7 billion in one hour.[195] By the time the Forbes list was calculated in March 2016, his net worth was registered at $45.2 billion.[196] However, just months later in October 2016, his wealth increased by $16.2 billion to $66.5 billion unofficially ranking him the third richest person in the world behind Warren Buffett.[197] After sporadic jumps in Amazon's share price, in July 2017 he briefly unseated Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates as the wealthiest person in the world.[198]

The net worthof Jeff Bezos from 1999 to 2018 as estimated by Forbesmagazine, in the nominalU.S. dollar. His net worth is calculated in the billions by March of each year.

Bezos would continue to sporadically surpass Gates throughout the month of October 2017 after Amazon's share price fluctuated.[199] His net worth surpassed $100 billion for the first time on November 24, 2017, after Amazon's share price increased by more than 2.5%.[200] When the 2017 list was issued, Bezos's net worth was registered at $72.8 billion, adding $27.6 billion from the previous year.[201] Bezos was officially ranked as the third wealthiest person in the world up from the 5th spot in 2016.[201] His wealth's rapid growth from 2016 to 2017 sparked a variety of assessments about how much money Bezos earned on a controlled, reduced time scale. On October 10, 2017, he made an estimated $6.24 billion in 5 minutes, slightly less than the annual Gross Domestic Product of Kyrgyzstan.[202]

On March 6, 2018, Bezos was designated the wealthiest person in the world with a registered net worth of $112 billion.[203] He unseated Bill Gates ($90 billion) who was $6 billion ahead of Warren Buffett ($84 billion), ranked third.[204] He is considered the first registered centi-billionaire (not adjusted for inflation).[b]

His wealth, in 2017–18 terms, equaled that of 2.7 million Americans.[209] Bezos's net worth increased by $33.6 billion from January 2017 to January 2018. This increase outstripped the economic development (in GDP terms) of more than 96 countries around the world.[210] During March 9, Bezos earned $230,000 every 60 seconds.[211]The Motley Fool estimated that if Bezos had not sold any of his shares from its original public offering in 1997, his net worth would sit at $181 billion in 2018.[212] According to Quartz, his net worth of $150 billion in July 2018 was enough to purchase the entire stock markets of Nigeria, Hungary, Egypt, Luxembourg, and Iran.[213] Following the report by Quartz, Amazon workers in Poland, (Germany), and Spain participated in demonstrations and labor strikes to draw attention to his growing wealth and the lack of compensation, labor rights, and satisfactory working conditions of select Amazon workers.[214] On July 17, 2018, he was designated the "wealthiest person in modern history"[c] by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index,[217]Fortune,[218]MarketWatch,[219]The Wall Street Journal,[220] and Forbes.[216]

In 2019, Bezos's wealth was reduced by his divorce from his wife MacKenzie Bezos.[221][222] According to Forbes, had the Washington state common law applied to their divorce without a prenuptial agreement, Bezos's wealth could have been equitably divided with his ex-wife;[223][224] however, she eventually received 25% of Bezos's Amazon shares, valued at approximately $36 billion, making her the third richest woman in the world. Bezos retained his interest in The Washington Post and Blue Origin, as well as voting control of the shares received by his ex-wife.[225]

In June 2019, Bezos purchased three adjoining apartments overlooking Madison Square Park in Manhattan, including a penthouse, for a combined total of US$80 million, making this one of the most expensive real estate purchases within New York City in 2019.[226]

In February 2020, Bezos purchased the Warner Estate from David Geffen for $165 million,[227][228] a record price paid for a residence in the Los Angeles area. The previous record high price of $150 million was paid by Lachlan Murdoch for the Chartwell Mansion. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it was reported that Bezos's fortune had grown by $24 billion, citing a surge in demand from households on lockdown shopping on Amazon.[10]

Personal life

In 1992, Bezos was working for D. E. Shaw in Manhattan when he met novelist MacKenzie Tuttle, who was a research associate at the firm; the couple married a year later.[45][229] In 1994, they moved across the country to Seattle, Washington, where Bezos founded Amazon.[230] Bezos and his now ex-wife MacKenzie are the parents of four children: three sons, and one daughter adopted from China.[91][231]

In March 2003, Bezos was one of three passengers in a helicopter that crashed in West Texas after the craft's tail boom hit a tree.[232] Bezos sustained minor injuries and was discharged from a local hospital the same day.

In 2016, Bezos played a Starfleet official in the movie Star Trek Beyond, and joined the cast and crew at a San Diego Comic-Con screening.[233] He had lobbied Paramount for the role apropos of Alexa and his personal/professional interest in speech recognition. His one line consisted of a response to an alien in distress: "Speak Normally." In his initial discussion of the project which became Alexa with his technical advisor Greg Hart in 2011, Bezos told him that the goal was to create "the Star Trek computer."[234] Bezos's family office Zefram LLC is named after Zefram Cochrane, a character from Star Trek.[235]

On January 9, 2019, Bezos and MacKenzie announced on Twitter their intent to divorce after a "long period" of separation.[236][237][238] On April 4, 2019, the divorce was finalized, with Bezos keeping 75% of the couple's Amazon stock and MacKenzie getting the remaining 25% ($35.6 billion) in Amazon stock. However, Bezos would keep all of the couple's voting rights.[239]

On February 7, 2019, Bezos published an online essay in which he accused American Media, Inc. owner David Pecker of "extortion and blackmail" for threatening to publish intimate photos of Bezos and current girlfriend Lauren Sánchez[240] if he did not stop his investigation into how his text messages and other photos had been leaked to the National Enquirer.[241][242]

Politics

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modipresenting the USIBCGlobal Leadership Award to Bezos, in Washington, D.C. on June 7, 2016

According to public campaign finance records, Bezos supported the electoral campaigns of Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, two Democratic U.S. senators from Washington. He has also supported Democrats U.S. representative John Conyers, as well as Patrick Leahy and Republican Spencer Abraham, U.S. senators serving on committees dealing with Internet-related issues.[243] Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos have supported the legalization of same-sex marriage, and in 2012 contributed $2.5 million to Washington United for Marriage, a group supporting a yes vote on Washington Referendum 74, which affirmed a same-sex marriage law enacted in the state.[244] Bezos donated $100,000 towards a movement against a Washington state income tax in 2010 for "top earners".[243] In 2012, he donated to Amazon's political action committee (PAC),[243] which has given $56,000 and $74,500 to Democrats and Republicans, respectively.[245]

After the 2016 presidential election, Bezos was invited to join Donald Trump's Defense Innovation Advisory Board, an advisory council to improve the technology used by the Defense Department.[61][246] Trump has repeatedly attacked Bezos via Twitter, accused Bezos of avoiding corporate taxes, gaining undue political influence, and undermining his presidency by spreading "fake news".[247][248][249][250]

In 2014, Amazon won a bid for a cloud computing contract with the CIA valued at $600 million.[251] A 2018, $10 billion contract known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) project, this time with the Pentagon, was allegedly written up in a way that favors Amazon.[252] Controversy over this was raised when General James Mattis accepted a headquarters tour invitation from Bezos and co-ordinated the deal through Sally Donnelly, a lobbyist who previously worked for Amazon.[253] In November 2019, when the contract was awarded to Microsoft instead, Amazon filed a lawsuit with allegations that the bidding process was biased.[254][255] On July 6, 2021, the Pentagon cancelled the JEDI contract with Microsoft, citing that “due to evolving requirements, increased cloud conversancy, and industry advances, the JEDI Cloud contract no longer meets its needs.”[256] Despite Bezos's support for an open borders policy towards immigrants, Amazon has actively marketed facial recognition software to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).[257]

In 2019, a political action committee linked to Bezos spent over $1 million in an unsuccessful attempt to defeat the reelection bid of Seattle city council member and activist Kshama Sawant.[258]

On November 22, 2021, Jeff Bezos donated $100 million to the Obama Foundation to "to help expand the scope of programming that reaches emerging leaders," and requested the Obama Presidential Center's plaza to be named after John Lewis.[259][260]

Saudi hacking claim

Main article: Jeff Bezos phone hacking

In March 2018, Bezos met in Seattle with Mohammad bin Salman, the crown prince and de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, to discuss investment opportunities for Saudi Vision 2030.[261] In March 2019, Bezos's security consultant accused the Saudi government of hacking Bezos's phone. According to BBC, Bezos's top security staffer, Gavin de Becker, "linked the hack to the Washington Post's coverage of the murder of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul". Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and dissident was employed as a writer at the Washington Post, owned by Bezos. Khashoggi was killed in late 2018, in Turkey's Saudi consulate for his critical stance and journalism against the Saudi government and its leader.[262]

In January 2020, The Guardian reported that the hack was initiated before the murder but after Khashoggi wrote critically about the crown prince in the Washington Post. Forensic analysis of Bezos's mobile phone conducted by advisory firm FTI Consulting, concluded it "highly probable" that the hack was achieved using a malicious file hidden in a video sent in a WhatsApp message to Bezos from the personal account of the crown prince on May 1, 2018.[263][264] Saudi Arabia has denied the claim.[265]

Philanthropy

Bezos donated to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center several times between 2009 and 2017.[266] In 2013, he pledged $500,000 to Worldreader, a non-profit founded by a former Amazon employee.[267]

In September 2018, Business Insider reported that Bezos was the only one of the top five billionaires in the world who had not signed the Giving Pledge, an initiative created by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett that encourages wealthy people to give away a majority of their wealth.[268] That same month, Janet Camarena, director of transparency initiatives at Foundation Center, was quoted by CNBC as having questions about Bezos's new § Day 1 Fund, including the fund's structure and how exactly it will be funded.[269]

In May 2017, Bezos gave $1 million to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, which provides pro bono legal services for American journalists.[270] On June 15, 2017, he posted a message on Twitter asking for ideas for philanthropy: "I'm thinking about a philanthropy strategy that is the opposite of how I mostly spend my time—working on the long term".[27] At the time of the post, Bezos's lifetime spending on charitable causes was estimated to be $100 million.[27] Multiple opinion columnists responded by asking Bezos to pay higher wages to Amazon warehouse workers.[271][272] A year later in June, he tweeted that he would announce two philanthropic foci by the end of summer 2018.[273] Bezos announced in September 2018 that he would commit approximately $2 billion to a fund to deal with American homelessness and establish a network of non-profit preschools for low income communities.[274] As part of this announcement, he committed to establishing the "Day 1 Families Fund" to finance "night shelters and day care centers for homeless families" and the "Day 1 Academies Fund" for early childhood education.[275][276]

In January 2018, Bezos made a $33 million donation to TheDream.US, a college scholarship fund for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as minors.[277][better source needed] In June 2018, Bezos donated to Breakthrough Energy Ventures, a private philanthropic fund founded by Bill Gates aimed at promoting emissions-free energy.[278] In September 2018, Bezos donated $10 million to With Honor, a nonpartisan organization that works to increase the number of veterans in political office.[279]

In February 2020, Bezos pledged $10 billion to combat climate change through the Bezos Earth Fund.[280][281][282] Later that year, in November, Bezos announced $791M of donations to established, well-known groups, with $100M each going to Environmental Defense Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council, The Nature Conservancy, World Resources Institute and World Wildlife Fund, and the remainder going to 11 other groups.[283][284][285] In April 2020, early in the COVID-19 pandemic, Bezos donated $100 million to food banks through Feeding America.[10][286][287] In November 2021, Bezos pledged to donate $2 billion towards restructuring food systems and nature conservation at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference.[288]

See also

Notes

  1. ^All currency figures expressed in the United States dollar (US$) in nominal terms.
  2. ^Although Bill Gates momentarily surpassed the $100 billion net worth mark in April 1999 before the Dot-com bubble,[205] Bezos was the first to register $100 billion with major wealth indexes and has retained the wealth for longer than Gates's three weeks.[206][207][208]
  3. ^Many calculations of Bezos's wealth during the late 2010s were not adjusted for inflation. When he was designated the "world wealthiest person" on March 6, 2018, the ForbesThe World's Billionaires list stipulated that although Bezos was the first centi-billionaire (i.e. +US$100 billion in net worth), it was Bill Gates who had the most money when taken in real terms.[215] In such terms, Gates had $150 billion while Bezos had $100 billion. However, in July 2018, the net worth of Bezos officially surpassed the $150 billion mark, which led most major wealth indexes to label him the wealthiest person in modern history (post-1982).[216]

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    From a company that started out as an online book retailer, Amazon is unrecognizable as the prodigious product-slinging platform that has its hands in everything from shipping to streaming to groceries. And it's in the process of expanding even further with new headquarters being built in Arlington, VA, and Long Island City, NY. Amazon was listed as one of the top companies of 2017 by LinkedIn, which only strengthens the pull of this talent magnet.

    Even though there are over 20,000 open positions all around the world, the hiring process is very competitive. There are multiple interviews – both in person and over the phone – before you get to the final round, which may require a trip to Amazon's headquarters in Seattle, WA. The hiring process can take weeks, up to a couple months.

    As daunting as that may sound, we spoke with someone who did it. She worked for Amazon as a brand manager for its fashion retail team. This is how she got this job.

    "I really wanted to work for Amazon because it was such an amazing company as a customer and the culture internally is just so strong," she says.

    According to Amazon's website, the first step to getting a job there is just like getting a job at any other company – by filling out an application. With a company this well-known, and a hiring process this competitive (the company receives thousands of applications for each position), you have to find a way to stand out. Often, the best way to do this is through a recommendation from someone within the company. "I was referred internally for the role," she says, by someone she knew from college. "I was interested in Amazon Fashion specifically because it was the epitome of fashion tech in my mind, and it was at a time where they were pushing hard for credibility."

    A couple days later, she was contacted by a recruiter asking if she could take an online data analysis test. This was followed by a phone interview a week later. Next thing she knew, she was being invited to fly across the country to Seattle for a series of five back-to-back interviews that were 45 minutes each.

    "Know the Amazon leadership principles! All interview questions will relate to one or more of the principles," she advised adding that nearly all of her interview questions were behavior-based. "Use context to know which principle they’re trying to identify in you and cater your answer accordingly."

    The hiring guide provided online by Amazon underscores the 12 leadership principles: customer obsession, ownership, invent and simplify, are right a lot, learn and be curious, hire and develop the best, insist on the highest standards, think big, bias for action, frugality, earn trust, dive deep, have backbone; disagree and commit, and deliver results. When considering any job, it is imperative to come prepared to speak about and demonstrate how you would fit into the company's core values and culture.

    "Prep, prep, and prep some more," she says of the series of one-on-one interviews. She specifically mentioned the STAR method as something that helped her successfully navigate each question. STAR stands for: Situation, Task, Action, Result. First, you describe the situation you were in, then the task you were responsible for, what actions you took to complete the task, and finally what the results were. For example, an Amazon hiring manager might ask (according to its website): "When did you take a risk, make a mistake, or fail? How did you respond, and how did you grow from that experience?" When it comes to behavioral-based interviewing, the company wants to know how you will react and work within a variety of situations. Using the STAR method can help keep your thoughts organized.

    All of her preparation paid off. "I received an offer while traveling back the day after the interview and moved out to Seattle the following month," she shared. "I was thrilled when I got the offer. I felt like my interviews went well so I was hopeful, but you just never know sometimes when you interview. I also had follow-up questions and needed to negotiate some before I was willing to move my life across the country!"

    She no longer works at Amazon, but she looks back on her time there as an amazing experience. "I learned more than I thought was possible in that timeframe," she says. "I worked with the smartest and most creative people I’ve ever met and became an even more Amazon-obsessed customer."

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Looking for a job? Amazon's hiring 120,000 holiday workers


Amazon.com (AMZN)  is gearing up for the holidays. And in a very big way.

The online retail giant announced Thursday that it plans to add 120,000 seasonal workers this holiday season. The jobs will be all across the U.S, with the company looking to bolster its fulfillment centers, sortation centers and customer service sites in advance of the yearly shopping madness.

Last year the company added 100,000 holiday workers, of which over 14,000 became full-time employees, a number the company expects to grow this year.

In a note sent out in September, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster estimated that 44% of the U.S. population now lives near an Amazon warehouse or delivery station. The company is hiring workers across 27 states as part of its latest holiday push.

Amazon is just the latest major retailer to announce its looking for help this holiday season. Last month Target announced that it was planning to add 70,000 holiday workers for its stores as well as 7,500 workers for its distribution and fulfillment facilities to help prepare for the holidays. Macy's similarly announced last month that it hopes to add 83,000 seasonal workers of its own for the holidays.

FedEx meanwhile said during its most recent earnings announcement that it expects to add more than 50,000 employees to better handle its busy season between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The large seasonal hiring comes amid hopes of a strong holiday season for the retail market. Last week the National Retail Federation predicted Tuesday that sales will rise to $655.8 million in November and December, a 3.6% increase overall.

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Amazon early morning shift hours

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Amazon early morning shift hours

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I applied to Amazon almost 2 weeks ago and selected a shift at one of their warehouses after going through the entire assessment and application process and then attended the "Virtual Hire Event", they then sent me an email DAYS latter (not 24-48 hrs later like they said) and told me that I had a "New Hire" appointment scheduled for tomorrow (04/2) at 11 am, that's where I'd Nov 03, 2021 · Apply for a Amazon Amazon Warehouse Assistant - Early Morning Shifts Available job in Bellevue, WA. QR Code Link to This Post. SORT CENTERS ? Get a personalized view of AWS amazon careers florida health Open the Personal Health Dashboard Current Status - Oct 31, 2021 PDT. Apply for a Amazon Amazon Picker - Early Morning Shifts Available job in Sharon, MA. Amazon has announced plans to discontinue its Prime Now delivery app May 21, 2019 · Game-playing employees are rewarded with points, virtual badges and other goodies throughout a shift. 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Unfortunately, I found the days very long standing on my feet for 10. The company didn't answer specific questions about the number of people working in the warehouse, the turnover rate or the working conditions. Outbound is 6:30pm to 5am (nights) Inbound is 6:00pm to 4:30am (night's) Each location is different they also have part time wherehous as well. Make quicker progress toward your goals by driving and earning with Amazon Flex. SORT CENTERS ? Aug 18, 2021 · The job posting says the warehouse is hiring for overnight, early morning, day, evening, and weekend shifts. m. Amazon Flex. Amazon Delivery Station Warehouse Associate. Learn more. Posting id: 675221908. Feb 04, 2021 · They see the company’s warehouse employees work for first commonwealth bank vandergrift pa straight in graveyard shifts that usually start in the early hours of the morning and end around lunchtime. 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Cyber Monday 2021: Deals from Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target and others

With Black Friday in the rearview mirror and Christmas just under four weeks away, holiday shopping is getting serious.

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Below are some of the deals retailers are rolling out for Cyber Monday, and in some cases, for Cyber Week.

Deals on computers

· 2020 Apple iMac (21.5-inch): $799 (save $300)

· Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360: $1,000 (save $500)

· Samsung Galaxy 13.3-inch Chromebook: $599 (save $400)

· Inspiron 15 3000 Laptop: $249 (save $149)

· Dell Vostro 7510: $1,249 (save $1,178)

· Asus Chromebook 11.6-inch: $109 (save $110)

Deals on phones

· Samsung - Galaxy S20 FE 5G 128GB (Unlocked) - Cloud Navy: $699.99

· Apple iPhone 13 - 128 GB - Pink - Verizon with installment: $0.00 now, $26.66 a month for 30 months

· Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max - Graphite - 128GB: $0.00 now, $36.67 a month for 30 months

· Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy A11,- Prepaid Smartphone: $69 (save $30)

· Google Pixel 5a: $349

· Samsung Galaxy S21: $249 w/ trade-in

Deals on TVs

· Samsung 70-inch TU6985 4K TV: $600 (save $150)

· LG 43-inch Class 4K UHD Smart TV: $400 (save $80)

· Insignia 43-inch 4K Fire TV: $249 (save $60)

· TCL 55-inch Class 4-Series 4K Roku Smart TV: $358

· Hisense 65-inch Android TV: $649 (save $200)

· Toshiba 65-inch C350 4K TV: $499 (save $220)

· Samsung 65-inch 4K TV: $548

Deals on streaming devices

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· Fire TV Cube: $79.99 (save $30)

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Deals on headphones

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· Powerbeats Pro: $149 (save $100)

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· Jabra Elite Active 75t: $69 (save $80)

· Echo Buds (2nd Gen): $69.99 (save $50)

Here are some quick links to retailers with Cyber Monday deals:

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· Costco

· Dell

· Home Depot

· HP

· Kohl’s

· Lowes

· Macy’s

· Nectar Mattress

· Nordstrom Rack

· Target

· TwelveSouth

· Verizon

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In the Know: What to know about Amazon's nearly complete complex and other rising SWFL sites


The Amazon sign now up at one of two massive complexes rising off Alico Road signals hundreds of jobs to come – and it appears the retailer's representatives are scouting more sites in Cape Coral and Fort Myers.

That's just the start for Amazon, which keeps adding to its growing presence in the area, and a sector poised to serve as one of Southwest Florida's largest job producers for years to come.

"The industrial market is on fire right now. We are seeing so much (activity.) Most of that is due to e-commerce" such as Amazon, said Gerald Hendry, real estate broker, consultant and managing partner at the Maxwell, Hendry & Simmons appraisal firm. "That's really driving our markets right now. Distribution. Fulfillment centers."

More: Amazon continues hiring surge in Florida with 8,000 new positions; expansion continues in SWFL

And: In the Know: Zillow's out but others buying land like crazy; SWFL on more national 'best' lists

Besides the Alico work west of I-75, Amazon could have other potential facilities, according to Hendry's company. His firm was not at liberty to go into many specifics. However, it appears the targets include the city of Fort Myers and Cape Coral, where there's been pushback to a 200,000-square-foot proposal by an Amazon partner along Pine Island Road between Chiquita Boulevard and Veterans Parkway.

Lee County Economic Development Director John Talmage has told city of Fort Myers officials that the firm is considering Lee as a No. 1 hub in Florida and for 4,000 jobs, with additional space in the Alico area beyond what's going up now.

Just a few hundred feet from those sites, 300,000 square feet at the Gulfcoast Industrial Campus was just purchased for $39.5 million by an LLC for Atlanta developer and investor Stonemont Financial, which has done business with Amazon. We've reached out to Talmage and others for comment on this and additional questions.

"A $39 million deal in Lee County is almost unheard of," Hendry said. "This is a huge deal for Lee County, and this is the kind of a trend we're seeing in Lee Amazon careers florida. A lot of big players are coming to our market. No longer are we a sleepy little Southwest Florida area. There's a lot of big private equity money coming our way. This is an example."

A pair of Amazon monsters on Alico

At close to 300,000 square feet, the monster now between Domestic Avenue and Lee Road should already bring hundreds of jobs by 2022.

Although Amazon isn't disclosing much yet on this or anything else locally, as many as 500 positions have come with its complexes about that size. And look for perhaps more with the other almost adjacent 200,000 square feet that's not as far along at the former home of Alico Family Golf.

However, with the growing robotics nature of what Amazon does, that number could be dialed down. When it announced six of these types of centers recently, the overall total was 2,000 jobs. And where hiring was underway this week for 500 positions in El Paso, Texas, that Amazon location is 625,000 square feet.

Amazon said in late October it would hire workers for 150,000 seasonal jobs across the U.S., including 10,500 in Florida. Those seasonal jobs are in addition to the 8,000 full and part-time operations jobs announced for Florida previously.

The company said all of those jobs, including seasonal roles, have an average starting pay of $18 per hour and an additional $3 per hour depending on shifts, in many locations.

Talmage did clarify for me Wednesday afternoon that "the two structures in the Alico corridor including the one with the new sign are part of the same project," answering one of the many inquiries readers like Karl Ritz had wanted to know about.

Plus: In the Know: Readers ask about iconic In-N-Out Burger, Chicago favorite Portillo's

In the Know: Collier house prices surpass $615,000 median; a better deal in Lee at $360K

Investors on the prowl: In the Know: Overtures to take over family-run SW Florida institution rejected; and 'scariest, saddest day of my entire life'

While impressive at a combined 500,000 square feet, there's another edifice going up in Collier County that's the size of the Coastland Center in Naples: Uline's warehouse for its shipping and packaging materials, that we first told you about last year, will come in at 937,000 square feet in 2023 with a slated 220 employees.

Work began recently on that $96 million project emerging off Collier Boulevard near I-75 about a mile from Benderson Development's formerly abandoned Iron Skeleton eyesore where Amazon now has another presence with about 100 workers. This work also has helped fuel construction jobs. DeAngelis Diamond, one of the companies involved in Uline's construction, said just before Halloween it was adding 33 positions.

But Collier's quickly running out of its expensive industrial space and very little is for sale, and that's a major challenge for job creation in the future.

"You have 977,000 square feet under construction," nearly all of that being Uline, Hendry said of Collier, which finds itself with hundreds of acres fewer on the market for sale than Lee and Charlotte counties: "48 acres – only four properties, and two of those are in Immokalee. Really only two in Naples proper. That is a bit of a problem."

How?

"That is creating an issue, driving some of the industrial users north into Fort Myers and north into Charlotte County right now. I don't know that Collier County can overcome that," said Hendry, who presented the latest data at last week's Naples Area Board of Realtors symposium. "Collier County, we're sitting on an average sales price of about $164 per square foot. Lee County is $60 a square foot on average cheaper.

"Charlotte County (is) almost half of what Amazon careers florida County is."

Companies keep leaving Collier for Lee

The result is something In the Know has covered extensively in the past, with local companies moving out of Collier to be closer to where their workers can afford to live and creating jobs elsewhere.

"If you're trying to expand your business, do I look at this and say 'hey, I can drive up the road for $60 per square foot less or I can cut my costs in half and go even a little further up. Something to keep an eye on," Hendry said. "That's the kind of dynamics happening."

Appearing at a previous gathering of the Fort Myers Economic Development Advisory Board, Talmage said five companies recently moved their facilities to Lee from Collier.

Talmage told me Wednesday that Conditioned Air and Advanced Hurricane Technology are among amazon careers florida. He said he was projecting 150,000 jobs within the Alico, Three Oaks Parkway and Daniels Road corridors.

"The jobs number referenced is a long-range forecast including all jobs in that area now, those expanding/relocating companies and projected job growth from all sources," Talmage said.

Another company kicking it up a notch is PGT Impact Resistant Hurricane Windows and Doors, which has been setting up shop in 136,000 square feet on Treeline Avenue, bringing 500 jobs paying an average salary at $15.50 per hour plus full-time benefits, he said.

And near the Southwest Florida International Airport, Dejana Realty of Maryland LLC just spent $7.35 million for two industrial warehouses totaling 54,000 square feet at 13351 Saddle Road, less than two miles from the Amazon delivery station opened in 2019 with 450 workers, according to records amazon careers florida roughly 1.325 million square feet of industrial under construction in Lee County at the moment, (and) 87% of it is in South Fort Myers," Hendry's partner, Matt Simmons, told me Tuesday of "basically Colonial Boulevard to Village of Estero going (south.) Lee County’s position of available industrial land proximate to where demand and growth is headed is the envy of other counties.

"As the Alico corridor gets closer to reality, watch this area transform. It’s the epicenter of Southwest Florida within six to seven years."

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At the Market Watch sponsored by The News-Press and Naples Daily News not long ago, Simmons wowed a Hertz Arena audience with his Alico acumen. I've referred to him as Mr. Alico since then, not to be confused with Mr. Roboto, which somehow was not part of the Styx concert setlist at the same venue in 2014.

"With the Alico connector project, it's going to transform the way you travel in Southwest Florida, particularly for the folks in Lehigh who are trying to move south, which is a significant number of our employee base, contractors on a daily basis who are traveling all the way from Lehigh to get to 75 and south," Simmons said. "It will cause the area to explode way beyond even what we've seen so far."

That roadwork calls for extending Alico northeast about nine miles to State Road 82 near Sunshine Boulevard, Hendry said.

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"This is a game changer. Lee County has already acquired the right of way. This is new t mobile one plan a project that, 'oh it may happen in 10 years.' No, this is a project that you will see happen within the next five years," Hendry said. "We have about 130,000 residents in Lehigh right now.

"They are stuck getting to the interstate via Colonial Boulevard and Daniels Parkway. That can be a 45-minute to an hour drive, prime time. It's just not feasible for them to go anywhere else but Lee County."

It's one of the potential remedies to lure workers as far south as Collier, which has significant issues filling positions to serve a lot of the wealthy and retired residents who have little interest in performing manual labor.

"Open this up, and I think you've got something that's very beneficial to Collier," Hendry said. "Think of the potential for 130,000 people getting to I-75 relatively quick, and three exits to the south there in Naples. (Collier needs) labor desperately."

Alico looks like a clear winner, Simmons told me.

"You have to keep in mind that designating new land for industrial uses can be very challenging. There are physical limitations for useful space for that purpose on top of having to be cautious about its proximity to residential housing," Simmons said. "Consider that in the context of the growth in Collier County and their limited supply of industrial land.

"Policy makers are doing what they can to allow for new industrial land, but it’s simply not enough. So the Alico corridor is also going to be the beneficiary of industrial users having to come north from Naples out of necessity. Frankly, this has already been happening for a few years now, and it’s only going to accelerate."

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Already pumped up about their Atlanta Braves winning the World Series, count Simmons and Hendry among those excited of what's to come locally.

"The inside of an Amazon distribution center is a city unto itself," Simmons said.

Based at the Naples Daily News, Columnist Phil Fernandez ([email protected]) writes In the Know as part of the USA TODAY NETWORK. Support Democracy and subscribe to a newspaper.

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Looking for a job? Amazon's hiring 120,000 holiday workers


Amazon.com (AMZN)  is gearing up for the holidays. And in a very big way.

The online retail giant announced Thursday that it plans to add 120,000 seasonal workers this holiday season. The jobs will be all across the U.S, with the company looking to bolster its fulfillment centers, sortation centers and customer service sites in advance of the yearly shopping madness.

Last year the company added 100,000 holiday workers, of which over 14,000 became full-time employees, a number the company expects to grow this year.

In a note sent out in September, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster estimated that 44% of the U.S. population now lives near an Amazon warehouse or delivery station. The company is hiring workers across 27 states as part of its latest holiday push.

Amazon is just the latest major retailer to announce its looking for help this holiday season. Last month Target announced that it was planning to add 70,000 holiday workers for its stores as well as 7,500 workers for its distribution and fulfillment facilities to help prepare for the holidays. Macy's similarly announced last month that it hopes to add 83,000 seasonal workers of its own for the holidays.

FedEx meanwhile said during its most recent earnings announcement that it expects to add more than 50,000 employees to better handle its busy season between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The large seasonal hiring comes amid hopes of a strong holiday season for the retail market. Last week the National Retail Federation predicted Tuesday that sales will rise to $655.8 million in November and December, a 3.6% increase overall.

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