Amazon expands US workforce by 100,000
Amazon has announced that it is hiring an additional 100,000 regular employees across the USA and Canada, in addition to the 33,000 corporate and technology jobs it announced last week.
The company highlighted that the hirings were in response to continued growth, spurred on in part by the impact of Covid-19-related restrictions. This has led to it expanding its operations at an accelerated rate, having already opened over 75 new fulfillment and sortation centers, regional air hubs, and delivery stations in the USA and Canada in 2020.
“We are opening 100 buildings this month alone across new fulfillment and sortation centers, delivery stations, and other sites,” commented Dave Clark, senior vice president of Worldwide Operations at Amazon, adding that safety of its employees during the pandemic was of primary concern.
“We are proud to be hiring 100,000 new associates across our network. Our expansion also comes with an unwavering commitment to safety. Collectively, our new team members have already completed more than 1,200,000 hours of safety training, with over 500,000 more hours expected, to ensure that in addition to fast and efficient delivery for our customers, we’re providing a safe and modern environment for our employees and partners.”