Amazon Inc will create more than 100,000 seasonal jobs across its network of fulfillment and sortation centers in the United States for the holiday shopping rush.
The company has hired more than 25,000 full-time employees since August, it said in a statement.
“Following last year’s holiday season, tens of thousands of seasonal employees found regular, full-time roles with Amazon,” said Mike Roth, Amazon’s vice president of North America operations.
Last holiday season Amazon announced the creation of 80,000 temporary jobs. Workers for those jobs were placed at 50 fulfillment and 20 sortation centers across the United States.
Amazon currently employees 90,000 full-time employees at those same facilities.
With the e-commerce giant continuously grabbing more of Walmarts customers base, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it needs once again to increase the number of temporary workers it employs for Christmas shopping time.