There is currently a real wave of recruitment at Amazon that will drive the company’s global workforce to new heights.
The group has created 175,000 additional temporary jobs since March and plans to hire more than 133,000 new employees in the next few months. These jobs are in addition to the 876,000 permanent employees Amazon employed in July. The additional jobs could increase Amazon’s global workforce – including temporary and permanent hires – to around 1.2 million employees.
The hiring boom at Amazon is due to the exponential growth in online sales in the Covid-19 pandemic. But even before Corona, the company grew significantly. Amazon announced in July that its workforce had grown by a whopping 34 percent compared to the previous year.
In the same month, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos confirmed that the company directly employs around one million people. That number includes 175,000 temporary jobs created during the pandemic.
However, Amazon’s current attitude mania is not the largest in its history. The company saw the largest increase in its core workforce between 2016 and 2017, when 224,600 new full-time and part-time employees came on board.
Amazon has hired thousands of new employees every year since 2009. Starting in 2017, the company organized the “Amazon Job Day” nationwide in order to be able to better staff its growing fleet of warehouses.
So it’s unclear whether 2020 will prove to be Amazon’s biggest hiring year yet. The US Securities and Exchange Commission files state that Amazon does not include seasonal workers or independent contractors in its employee estimates. But the e-commerce giant is certainly on the way to significantly expanding its workforce.
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