(SEATTLE) — In preparation for the holiday shopping season, Amazon.com is ramping up its workforce at its fulfillment centers across the U.S.
“In addition to the thousands of people we’ve hired for full-time jobs this year, we’re proud to be adding more than 50,000 seasonal jobs this holiday,” Dave Clark, vice president, Global Customer Fulfillment, said in a statement Tuesday. “We’re hiring at our sites across the U.S. for talented individuals to help us deliver a great experience for our customers this holiday season.”
Clark says many of these temporary workers may stay with Amazon past the holidays.
“Temporary associates play a critical role in meeting increased customer demand during the holiday season, and we expect thousands of temporary associates will stay on in full-time positions,” he said.
The Seattle-based online retailer says it has more than 20,000 employees across its 40 U.S. fulfillment centers.
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