Amazon to hire more than 70,000 seasonal employees
NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Amazon.com Inc said it expects to hire more than 70,000 full-time seasonal employees across its order fulfillment centres in the United States, a 40 percent increase from last year.
Amazon, which has about 88,400 employees, said it has converted more than 7,000 temporary employees in the United States into full-time employees so far this year.
"We're looking forward to converting thousands more after this holiday season," said Dave Clark, Amazon's vice president of worldwide operations and customer service.
Retailers typically hire seasonal employees in the weeks leading up to the holiday shopping season to work in stores and help in distribution and fulfilling online orders.