Amazon Adds 80,000 Seasonal Jobs For The Holidays

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Amazon announced that it is creating 80,000 seasonal jobs across its U.S. fulfillment and sortation center network for the holiday season to meet increased customer demand.

The company adds tens of thousands of seasonal jobs for the holidays ever year, but the number of jobs keeps going up each year. In 2012, the number was 50,000. Last year, it was 70,000.

Amazon says it converted thousands of last year's seasonal employees to regular, full-time roles after the holidays, and expects to do the same this time. Perhaps that number will increase too.

“So far this year, we have converted more than 10,000 seasonal employees in the U.S. into regular, full-time roles and we’re looking forward to converting thousands more across our growing network of fulfillment and sortation centers after this holiday season,” said Mike Roth, Amazon’s VP of North America operations. “We’re excited to be creating 80,000 seasonal jobs, thousands of which will lead to regular, full-time roles with benefits starting on day one and innovative programs like Career Choice for employees to further pursue their education.”

The company has over 50 fulfillment centers and in the country, and will have over 15 sortation centers by the end of the year.

"The new network of sortation centers is fueling a range of innovations like Sunday delivery, later cut-off ordering times for customers and the ability to control packages deeper into the delivery process," Amazon said.

We recently heard about Amazon opening up a potentially permanent brick-and-mortar store across from the EmpireState Building, while it is also opening up some temporary pop-up stores for the holidays.

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