Amazon wants to hire 120.000 U. S. workers for the holidays

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Source:   —  October 12, 2017, at 12:26 PM

Amazon is gearing up for the holidays, and plans to hire 120.000 temporary U. S.

Amazon wants to hire 120.000 U. S. workers for the holidays

Amazon is gearing up for the holidays, and plans to hire 120.000 temporary U. S. workers to assistance it fulfill the millions of orders coming its way.
The surge of temporary assistance will nearly double the no of the workers it's at its fulfillment centers, sorting centers and customer service sites. The company will be hiring in thirty-third states.

Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) hired the same no of seasonal workers latest year, and 100.000 workers for the two thousand fifteen holiday season. Overall the company has more than 200.000 permanent U. S. employees.

Related: Report of Amazon looking at own deliver service hits shares of UPS, FedEx

It'south getting harder to discover holiday employees with unemployment presently at 4.2%, the lowest jobless rate since two thousand one. The Work Dept said Wednesday that there are 6.1 million unfilled work openings across the economy, essentially unchanged from the record level reached the mo before. A small over one in ten of those openings are in retail.

Earlier this fall Walmart (WMT), the nation'south largest employer, said it'd fill its necessity for more seasonal assistance by giving extra hours to its existing part-time workers, rather than bringing on extra employees.

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