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Amazon to Hire 100,000 Seasonal Employees, Deal with Increased Demand Over Holiday Period

Oct 21, 2015 02:27 AM EDT | By Jean-Claude Arnobit
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Amazon to Hire 100,000 Seasonal Employees, Deal with Increased Demand Over the Holiday Period
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Amazon.com, Inc. announced in a press release that it will be hiring 100,000 seasonal employees across its U.S. network of fulfillment and sortation centers this coming holiday season.

The big number of seasonal hires will help the company meet the increase in customer demand.

Mike Roth, the vice president of Amazon's North America operations, said in the press release that a lot of the seasonal employees they hired last year have found regular full-time work with Amazon.

"We're excited to grow our team by finding great talent through our seasonal hiring efforts in addition to creating new full-time jobs that offer comprehensive benefits starting on day one," he said.

He adds in the press release that the company has already hired a lot of full-time employees prior to the holiday season.

"We've hired more than 25,000 full-time associates across the U.S. in recent months and we're looking forward to adding 100,000 seasonal employees for the upcoming holiday season," he said.

Amazon.com said in the press release that they currently have more than 90,000 full-time employees across more than 50 million fulfillment centers and 20 sortation centers in the U.S.

The 25,000 full-time employees have been hired since August and is part of the company's preparation for the upcoming holiday season.

I4U News adds that Amazon's number of seasonal hires is more than the 60,000 seasonal employees that Walmart plans to hire for 2015.

The struggling retail giant reported its target seasonal hires last September.

I4U News adds that Walmart has seen its profits take a hit as the company invests in several directions as it looks to rise back to the top in three years.

The retail giant has seen its stock price plunge following the announcement.

Meanwhile, Amazon.com's stock continues to roll, according to I4U News.

The continued rise of the company's stock price could lead to the company doubling its value within one year.

Amazon.com said in the press release that candidates who wish to apply for seasonal positions can learn more and apply at www.workatamazonfulfillment.com.

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