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Alphabet has nearly doubled its headcount since 2013 to more than 75,000

Alphabet grew by a 2013-sized Alphabet since 2013.

Rani Molla is a senior correspondent at Vox and has been focusing her reporting on the future of work. She has covered business and technology for more than a decade — often in charts — including at Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal.

Google’s parent company Alphabet has nearly doubled its employee count since 2013.

Alphabet disclosed today that it finished June with 75,606 employees. That’s up about 9,000 from the same time last year, and about 1,600 from the end of March.

And it’s up from 38,739 in 2013 — an increase of 95 percent. (That excludes the number of people added and then subtracted due to Google’s acquisition and sale of Motorola.)

Google is a huge employer. As such, its employment decisions are under a lot of scrutiny, including an ongoing Labor Department investigation into whether it has underpaid its female employees.

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