A lot of retailers take on extra staff for Christmas. However in the case of Amazon’s US operations the number of staff involved is huge.
The online retail giant has announced that they’ll be hiring more than 70 thousand full-time seasonal staff this year!
That’s a 40% increase compared to 2012.
The company will retain some of these new hires after the Christmas period, though they haven’t given any indication as to how many.
“So far this year, we have converted more than 7,000 temporary employees in the U.S. into full-time, regular roles and we’re looking forward to converting thousands more after this holiday season,” said Dave Clark, Amazon’s vice president of worldwide operations and customer service. “Each year, seasonal jobs lead to thousands of long-term, full-time roles in our sites–jobs that offer great pay, benefits starting on day one and the chance for employees to further their education through our Career Choice program.”
- Amazon to take on 15,000 new seasonal UK staff for Christmas crunch (theguardian.com)
- Amazon creates 1,500 seasonal jobs (bbc.co.uk)