Amazon Looking to Beef Up Workforce by 70K Employees for Holiday Shopping Season
That's a 40 percent hike compared to the 50,000 workers the e-tailer hired in the same season a year ago. Plus, there's the chance that a seasonal position could turn into a full-time gig. The company has already converted over 7,000 temporary workers into full-time staff, bringing its total workforce to around 88,400 employees.
Dave Clark, Amazon's vice president of worldwide operations and customer service, said his company is "looking forward" to plucking thousands more of its seasonal employees and offering them full-time jobs after the holiday season, Reuters reports.
Regardless of whether a temporary worker is offered a full-time position or not, all seasonal employees are eligible for health care benefits.