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Amazon.com to hire more than 50,000 extra workers for holidays
Amazon.com to hire more than 50,000 extra workers for holidays

Amazon.com, the online retailer that has many brick-and-mortar companies on the defensive, said it will hire more than 50,000 seasonal employees nationwide for the holiday shopping season. That’s more than double the 20,000 full-time workers that Amazon usually has manning its 40 fulfillment centers around the U.S. But with a surge of Christmas orders expected in the next few months, the hiring push is a necessary step, said Dave Clark, vice president of global customer fulfillment for Amazon. And a bonus: Many of the seasonal employees may end up joining the permanent Amazon workforce, in which many are paid 30% more than traditional retail workers, the company said. ...

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