Amazon to hire 120,000 temp workers for holiday season

Amazon to hire 120,000 temp workers for holiday season

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Amazon today announced it is creating more than 120,000 seasonal positions across its U.S. network of fulfillment centers, sortation centers and customer service sites this holiday season.

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Last year, the US-based online retail giant had hired 100,000 temporary workers. Amazon said that more than 14,000 of the seasonal positions in 2015 were transitioned to regular, full-time roles after the holidays last year.

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The company expects to increase that number this year.

In 2015, Amazon’s fourth quarter profits more than doubled on back of demand from holiday season shoppers in the US.

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