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Now a million people work for Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook

Mega-workforce heaps pressure on earnings and communities where they are based

Apple staff cheer as the first customer for a new iPhone product enters an Apple Store in Beijing.   © Reuters

PALO ALTO, U.S. -- The number of employees who work for the four major U.S. tech companies, Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook, has now exceeded 1 million worldwide.

Data from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission shows that in the past five years, staff working for Big Tech increased 3.5 fold, outpacing the growth of sales for the same period, which grew 2.3-fold.

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