Amazon Wants To Hire 120K Workers For The Holidays

Amazon Wants To Hire 120K Workers For The Holidays

"We prepare year round for the holidays and we're excited to hire for over 120,000 positions this season to help delight our customers", said Dave Clark, Amazon Senior Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment.

The temporary positions are available in 33 states, including Nevada, California, New Jersey and Missouri, according to the company. Some of these short-term jobs also get converted to full-time, regular positions, says Amazon.

Amazon hired about the same number of temporary workers during last year's holiday season.

Amazon says the current hiring is almost double the number of workers in the company's fulfillment centers, sorting centers and customer service sites.

As a result, several United States retailers, including Macy's Inc and Kohl's Corp, have been focusing on their online businesses and have ramped up hiring seasonal workers to man their distribution centres that support online operations.

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The number of seasonal workers added to handle the holiday season rush is expected to almost doubles the company's regular full-time ranks.

Of course Amazon isn't the only place offering positions.

Amazon is hiring 120,000 seasonal workers for the upcoming holidays across the USA, the online retailer announced Thursday.

Target said it would hire 100,000 temp workers, banking on its successful turnaround efforts, which saw it report its first rise in comp sales in more than a year in August.

USA shoppers are expected to spend between $678.75 billion and $682 billion on holiday shopping this year, a growth of 3.6 per cent to 4 per cent over last year, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF).

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