The company says the new employees will help pack, ship, or sort orders in part-time and full-time positions.
NEW YORK – Amazon said Monday it will be attitude 100,000 more people to keep up with the surge in online orders.
The company said the new employees will help pack, ship, or sort orders by working in part-time and full-time roles. Amazon said the jobs weren’t related to its typical vacation setting.
The Seattle-based online giant’s business is booming. Record profits and revenues were achieved between April and June as more and more people turned to the company for groceries and supplies during the pandemic.
The company had to hire 175,000 people earlier this year to keep up with the order frenzy, and last week it said it had 33,000 corporate and technology jobs to fill.
This time, Amazon said it needed the people in the 100 new warehouses, package sorting centers and other facilities it opens this month.
Alicia Boler Davis, who oversees Amazon’s warehouses, said the company is offering $ 1,000 sign-up bonuses in some cities that may be more difficult to find, such as Detroit, New York, Philadelphia and Louisville, Kentucky . The entry fee on Amazon is $ 15 per hour.
Things get a lot busier at Amazon’s warehouses. In addition to the holiday shopping spree, Amazon plans to hold one of its busiest shopping days, Prime Day, this fall, after postponing it from July.
Amazon will monitor whether it needs to hire more employees for the holidays but has nothing to announce yet, Boler Davis said. It was discontinued last year 200,000 before the holidays.
One company is already preparing for the surge in orders: UPS announced last week it would be bringing in 100,000 employees to help deliver packages during the holiday season.