Amazon hires 150,000 holiday workers

Amazon announced Thursday it will hire 150,000 workers in the US for the upcoming holiday season.

The e-commerce giant said the new hires will come in full-time, part-time and seasonal gigs to help with the busy holiday season.

John Felton, Amazon’s senior vice president for worldwide operations, said the company is “proud to offer a variety of roles for people from all backgrounds.”

“Whether someone is looking for extra money for a few months or a long-term career, the holidays are a great time for people to join Amazon, and many of our seasonal employees return years later or transition to full-time roles,” Felton said in a statement.

Amazon said it is hiring warehouse workers to help package and sort items and products at its various facilities across the nation.

While jobs are available across the country, many openings are available in: California, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Oregon, Texas, Tennessee, Utah and Washington.

This holiday season is expected to have its usual buzz around Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday, but the National Retail Federation (NRF) said in a recent poll that 43 percent of consumers do not think they have enough to cover the cost of gifts because of inflation.

Other retailers also began preparing for the holiday season earlier this year and have hired more workers since the pandemic slowed.

The number of retail store employees has risen by more than 800,000 in the past two years, according to the NRF, and that number has increased by more than 2.5 million since the peak of the pandemic.

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