Amazon To Hire 100,000 To Staff New Warehouses, Handle Expected Shopping Surge

Amazon To Hire 100,000 To Staff New Warehouses, Handle Expected Shopping Surge


Amazon announced plans Monday to hire 100,000 additional employees to staff new warehouses around the country and keep up with an expected upcoming surge of online shopping.

The American e-commerce giant’s announcement marks the company’s fourth hiring spree in 2020, CNBC reported. The new jobs will include both part-time and full-time roles, many of which will be at Amazon’s 100 new warehouses opening soon.

“We will continue to deploy technology where appropriate, starting from a safety perspective” and “where we can improve our overall operation,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment, according to CNBC. (RELATED: Amazon To Add Thousands Of Tech, Corporate Jobs In 6 American Cities)

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A woman works at a distribution station at the 855,000-square-foot Amazon fulfillment center in Staten Island, New York in 2019. (Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images)

A woman works at a distribution station at the 855,000-square-foot Amazon fulfillment center in Staten Island, New York in 2019. (Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images)

In addition to adding new jobs, Boler Davis says Amazon is increasing automation at its new facilities, CNBC reported. She wouldn’t say if more automated jobs at Amazon warehouses

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