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Amazon to Hire 250,000 US Workers for Holiday Season

Updated: Jan 9

Amazon has announced its plans to hire 250,000 workers in the United States for the upcoming holiday season.

Credits: REUTERS

This number is 67% higher than the number of hires made in the past two years.

The move comes as Amazon aims to expand its next-day delivery services to meet the demands of holiday shoppers.

While other retailers in the US are expecting reduced consumer spending in 2023 and planning to hire fewer workers, Amazon is taking a different approach. The company's seasonal hiring surge is in contrast to the overall trend, with seasonal hiring expected to be at its lowest since 2008.

Target, one of Amazon's competitors, plans to hire 100,000 employees for the holiday season, the same number as last year. Macy's, on the other hand, will be hiring over 38,000 workers, a decline from the previous year. Walmart, another retail giant, has not yet announced its holiday hiring plans.

Amazon's decision to increase hiring comes after the company expanded its fulfillment centers and delivery stations across the United States. The company is also preparing for its fall Prime Event, scheduled for October 10-11, during which it will encourage merchants to offer discounts to attract shoppers.

The seasonal workers hired by Amazon will include full-time, part-time, and temporary fulfillment employees. In select locations, new hires will receive sign-on bonuses ranging from $1,000 to $3,000. The company has also increased its hourly wages for seasonal workers, with an average range of $17 to $28 per hour, depending on the job and location.

John Felton, Amazon's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations, stated that the company will invest $1.3 billion in pay increases for fulfillment and transportation workers this year. He also mentioned that new employees can expect a 13% increase in pay over the next three years.

Amazon's decision to hire a significant number of workers for the holiday season reflects its commitment to meeting customer demands and ensuring efficient delivery services. As the holiday season approaches, the company aims to provide a seamless shopping experience for its customers.

  • Amazon plans to hire 250,000 workers in the US for the holiday season, a 67% increase compared to previous years.

  • The company aims to expand its next-day delivery services to meet the demands of holiday shoppers.

  • Other retailers are expecting reduced consumer spending and planning to hire fewer workers.


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