Amazon goes shopping. For people. Following up on its announced plans to hire 33,000 white collar roles via a virtual career day, the slouching-towards-Bethlem-to-be-born(esque) giant just announced plans to hire 100,000 additional hourly workers over the course of the next few months (yes, you read what you read).
In a statement, the company said the roles will be in operations, and across fulfillment centers, delivery stations, sortation centers and other sites. The majority of roles announced Monday will be at the company’s 100 new warehouse and operations sites opening this month, said Dave Clark, senior vice president of worldwide operations at Amazon. The roles will be a mix of full and part-time, with a minimum starting wage of $15 per hour.
The companies pandemic-driven growth has been staggering. In April of 2020, they employed 798,000 people. By June of this year, they had hit the 1 million mark, and clearly have no intention of slowing down.
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