Amazon plans to add 80,000 temporary employees to its quickly expanding logistics and delivery network for this year’s holiday season.
The company announced Thursday that it would hire thousands of new workers to staff its more than 50 fulfillment around the US. The amount is a 14 percent increase from last season when Amazon said it would hire 70,000 employees for the holidays.
Mike Roth, Amazon’s vice president of North America operations, said Amazon plans on converting some of the seasonal workers into full-time employees, as it has done in the past.
Since the beginning of 2014, Amazon has hired more than 10,000 temporarily employees for full-time roles. “We’re looking forward to converting thousands more across our growing network of fulfillment and sortation centers after this holiday season,” Roth said in a statement.