Amazon hiring thousands of seasonal workers in IN for the holidays
Oct 13 2017 by Michele Stevens
Amazon.com Inc said it would hire 120,000 workers in the United States this holiday season, same as past year, joining a list of US retailers cautious about their hiring plans amid an improving job market.
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It's also an opportunity to get a full-time gig. "We look forward to welcoming back holiday employees who return year-after-year to Amazon and welcome new faces to the team, many of whom will continue on with regular, full-time roles with the company after the holidays".
The company says, last year, thousands of holiday positions were transitioned to full-time jobs after the holidays were over. And for those interested in a seasonal job, Target, Macy's and other big retailers are offering temporary jobs.
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The number of seasonal workers added to handle the holiday season rush is expected to almost doubles the company's regular full-time ranks.
Target said it would hire 100,000 temp workers, banking on its successful turnaround efforts, which saw it report its first rise in comp sales in more than a year in August. Amazon officials say the vast majority of its associates - roughly 90 percent - work for the company full time.
The company has already hired tens of thousands of full-time employees this year at it USA fulfillment and customer service centers, according to the company.
US shoppers are expected to spend between $678.75 billion and $682 billion on holiday shopping this year, a growth of 3.6 percent to 4 percent over last year, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF).