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)
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