The last time we checked in on Amazon's ($AMZN) seemingly neverending hiring spree, the e-commerce giant was hiring for 36,000 people. At the time, it seemed a newsworthy amount — and it was.

But as of today, just one month later, Amazon has hit 40,000 job listings on its careers site, with a total of 40,039 unique job titles open around the world.

On January 1, 2020, the company listed 32,258 openings on its site. This week's 40,039 openings means that the company has increased its job listings by more than 24% just since the new year. At this time last year, Amazon had 27,170 openings listed on its recruiting website, an increase of 47.4% in terms of unique job openings at the company.

The vast majority of Amazon's openings continue to be in the United States. Canadian job listings have seen heavy growth in the past month, however, outpacing jobs in Germany for the first time.

Canada is having a good month overall when it comes to all things Amazon: Amazon Prime announced the resurrection of "The Kids In The Hall", a comedy sketch show that was a cult favorite in the 80s and 90s. But the company also has a number of warehouses in The Great White North along with plans to lease offices in the new Deloitte Summit tower in Vancouver. In short, look for an acceleration of Canadian openings in 2020 at Amazon.

Based on percent change by month, Canada indeed had the most growth in the past month. Meanwhile, China's growth has slowed since the coronavirus appears to have put a slight damper on hiring efforts as the region gets back to work.

As far as who Amazon is hiring for, Software Development remains in heavy demand, followed by Solutions Architects. That hasn't changed in the past few months, but it is worth noting that for Software Development alone, Amazon is listing 11,100 openings, which dwarfs the 3,510 openings the company has for Solutions Architects.

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