Business

hires 100,000 new workers

Amazon’s sales continue to grow during the pandemic. In the three months ended June 30, revenue increased 40 percent year over year to $ 88.9 billion.

3 min read

hires 100,000 new workers
hires 100,000 new workers

This story originally appeared on Business Insider

Amazon is hiring an additional 100,000 people in the United States and Canada for around 10 percent of its global workforce after sales soared during the pandemic.

The e-commerce giant announced on Monday morning that it will be opening 100 new trading sites in September alone. These include logistics centers in which personnel store goods and packaging orders, delivery stations and sorting centers.

Many of the roles will be based in these new locations and will include both full-time and part-time jobs.

Amazon has already opened more than 75 new regional air transport hubs and locations in the US and Canada in 2020. Last week, Amazon opened a new fulfillment center in Beaumont, California with more than 1,000 full-time employees and announced plans in early September.In addition to the 15,000 announced in 2019, 10,000 new jobs will be created for the expansion of the Bellevue, Washington office and retail facility. created.

This news marks the company’s fourth major hiring wave in the US this year. It began hiring 100,000 jobs in March, 75,000 in April and 33,000 earlier this month. That adds up to more than 300,000 new roles during the pandemic.

Amazon’s workforce reaches one million

The company had 876,800 permanent employees as of June 30, a third more than at the same time in 2019. That number has risen to one million since then, the company’s CFO reported in a second-quarter earnings call in July.

Amazon’s sales continue to grow during the pandemic. In the three months ended June 30, revenue increased 40 percent year over year to $ 88.9 billion.

Despite this growth, Amazon has come under fire in recent months. A report by the US Public Interest Research Group said the tech giant hadn’t done enough to prevent price spikes: Six months after the pandemic, Amazon sellers were hit up to 14 times more often than others. Retailers for essential products like hand soap.

In April, Amazon employees accused the company of continuing to ship sex toys, video games and dolls, despite promises to prioritize key products in the early stages of the pandemic. Employees told Business Insider that they would risk their lives to meet these requirements.

Similar Posts