Amazon is about to go on a hiring spree. The e-commerce giant plans to add more than 120,000 workers for the upcoming holiday shopping season. On Thursday, the company announces it will hire positions in its fulfillment centers, customer service sites, and sorting facilities. While many of the jobs are temporary, some spots could turn into permanent positions.
Amazon has been hiring individuals for the last couple of months. In August, the company held a one-day job fair aimed at employing 50,000 people.
As analysts predict holiday sales are expected to hit $1 trillion with over $100 billion in online shopping, Amazon is preparing to handle the holiday rush.
According to CBS News, Amazon is planning on hiring people in the following states:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New York
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
Large retailers and shipping firms are staffing up this year to handle the surge of businesses. But, Amazon is not alone. Target said it would hire 100,000 workers, Macy’s plans to hire 80,000 temporary employees and UPS said they would add 145,000 employees.