Last year, thousands of holiday positions were transitioned to regular, full-time roles and the company expects to continue that trend this year.
Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced today that it is creating more than 120,000 positions this holiday season across 33 states in the USA, which is exactly the same number of holiday season hires the company made previous year.
As a result, several U.S. 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 company has already hired tens of thousands of full-time employees this year at it US fulfillment and customer service centers, according to the company.
Department store operator Target Corp was the most bullish employer for the holiday season, hiring 43% more temporary workers this year than last year. Here are all the details. The openings include positions at their fulfillment and sort centers as well as assisting in delivery services for Prime Now, Prime Pantry and AmazonFresh. Some of the positions will be filled by people who return to the company year after year.
This year's seasonal hiring for Amazon is about the same number as last year, even though industry surveys predict that customers will be buying more this year than last year.
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Target, on the other hand, is hiring about 100,000 temporary workers, and has a recruitment event this weekend at various locations around the country.
Amazon is hiring 120,000 seasonal workers for the upcoming holidays across the US, the online retailer announced Thursday. Amazon officials say the vast majority of its associates - roughly 90 percent - work for the company full time.
US shoppers are expected to spend between $678.75 billion and $682 billion on holiday shopping this year, a growth of 3.6 percent to 4 percent over last year, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF).
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