Amazon.com will hire 80,000 season employees at its fulfillment and sortation centers across the United States.
The company has more than 50 fulfillment centers in the U.S. and will have more than 15 sortation centers by the end of 2014. The new network of sortation centers is fueling a range of innovations like Sunday delivery, later cut-off ordering times for customers and the ability to control packages deeper into the delivery process, Amazon officials said.
“So far this year, we have converted more than 10,000 seasonal employees in the U.S. into regular, full-time roles and we’re looking forward to converting thousands more across our growing network of fulfillment and sortation centers after this holiday season,” said Mike Roth, Amazon’s vp of North America operations.
“We’re excited to be creating 80,000 seasonal jobs, thousands of which will lead to regular, full-time roles with benefits starting on day one and innovative programs like Career Choice for employees to further pursue their education,” he added.