Amazon Announces 120,000 New US Seasonal Positions
Amazon announced this morning that over 120,000 positions will be created this season across its "network of fulfillment centers, sortation centers and customer service sites."
Dave Clark, Amazon Senior VP of Global Customer Fulfillment , explained that Amazon prepares "year round for the holidays and we're excited to hire for over 120,000 positions this season to help delight our customers," adding that "we look forward to welcoming back holiday employees who return year-after-year to Amazon and welcome new faces to the team, many of whom will continue on with regular, full-time roles." The press release also advertises that "every year, thousands of holiday positions lead to regular, full-time roles with the company."
As the company prepares for this years seasonal shopping craze, several other US retailers are following suit, with Target even hiring 43% more temporary workers than last year, according to Reuters, as the share of online retailing grows and distribution centers need to be manned.
Despite a rise in holiday shopping expenses however, US retailers are expected to hire 25,000 fewer workers this season, with retailers such as Walmart preferring to offer their existing employees extended hours.