Amazon announced plans to hire 70,000 workers to help out for the Holiday season at one of the company’s more than 40 fulfillment centers across the country.
Seasonal hiring of Amazon this year shows a big increase compared to last year, when the company only hired 50,000 workers.
Amazon did not provide specific details about its plans, but workers at the fulfillment centers usually conduct a variety of tasks involved in online orders.These include pulling products from shelves, packing up shipments, and storing merchandise.
It is more likely that seasonal staffers will work full-time gigs.
Last year, Amazon said “thousands” of seasonal workers became regular employees after the holidays, and it expects to do the same this year.
Holiday hiring trend
Amazon is one of many big companies that hires many workers during the holiday season. Unlike Amazon’s announcement, however, many other recent holiday hirings have been disappointing.
A week ago, Toys R Us said it will hire 45,000 this year, equal to last year’s target. This month, Target plans to hire 70,000 temporary workers, lower from 88,000 last year.
In addition, the country’s biggest retailer Wal-Mart, announced it would hire 10% more employees this year compare with 2012.