Amazon Hiring 50,000 People for the Holiday Season

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With the holiday season fast approaching, retailers need to reinforce their workforce to handle the increased business that comes with the period. This year, Amazon has just announced that they will add more than 50,000 temporary jobs (seasonal positions) at their fulfillment centers across the U.S.

“In addition to the thousands of people we’ve hired for full-time jobs this year, we’re proud to be adding more than 50,000 seasonal jobs this holiday,” said Dave Clark, vice president, Global Customer Fulfillment. “We’re hiring at our sites across the U.S. for talented individuals to help us deliver a great experience for our customers this holiday season. Temporary associates play a critical role in meeting increased customer demand during the holiday season, and we expect thousands of temporary associates will stay on in full-time positions.”

These 50,000+ seasonal employees will work alongside the 20,000 full-time employees of Amazon's U.S. fulfillment centers.

How does this stack up with some other retailers? Well, Walmart is also hiring 50,000 seasonal workers, they say. That's a slight uptick from last holiday season. And Target says they'll hire somewhere between 80,000 and 90,000 this season. So if you're looking for a job in the next few weeks, holiday consumerism and the companies that deal in it may be able to help.

If you're interested in a seasonal job from Amazon, you can apply at their fulfillment hub today.

Josh Wolford
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