Amazon on a hiring spree; to hire thousands in the US

Amazon Warehouse

Amazon has revealed it will be creating thousands of jobs in the US including full-time jobs.

Amazon has plans to offer approximately 50,000 jobs out of which 40,000 will be full time jobs in the US. Amazon is holding a massive job fair next week at about 10 warehouses at Amazon’s shipping sites across the country. This is a huge move considering that traditional retailers are cutting on jobs and shutting down their businesses.

Amazon is the largest Internet-based retailer in the world and had previously announced its goal to add 100,000 full time workers by the middle of the current year. This hiring program seems to be an execution of the plans it had put in place earlier.

The people availing the jobs on spot would be expected to pack and sort boxes and help shipping them to the customers.

As the holiday shopping season approaches, the company needs more manpower- seasonal workers- to combat the tight job market and ensure smoother work. Scooping up workers quickly is a clever tactic to lock employees before the busy schedule shopping season arrives and providing employment at the same time.

Amazon has long been known for investing the money it makes back into its businesses. Part of that involves opening new warehouses, or fulfillment centers, and filling them with employees. Consequently, Amazon has often reported quarterly losses , even as revenue grows.

The number of full-time and part-time workers at Amazon has swelled from 56,000 at the end of 2011 to more than 340,000 last year. In roughly the same period, the number of people employed by the parent company of Sears and Kmart has been slashed in half to about 140,000 workers.