Amazon Will Hire 75,000 Additional Temporary Workers

Ecommerce giant previously hired 100,000 in March

Amazon is hiring an additional 75,000 temporary employees on top of the 100,000 full- and part-time workers it has added at its fulfillment centers and delivery network in the past month.

The ecommerce giant announced the new hires in its daily COVID-19 blog. The first 100,000 hires are already “working at sites across the U.S. helping to serve customers,” but the company continues to see “increased demand as our teams support their communities,” which is why it is (temporarily) bulking up even more.

In an earlier interview, Zach Weinberg, director of Gartner’s Amazon Advisory group, said these new hires—particularly drivers who move products from manufacturers to warehouses and from fulfillment centers to customers—will be key to clearing the logistics logjam, which has seen delivery times balloon beyond the one-day promise that Prime members have come to expect.



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