Amazon to Hire 100,000 Employees for Meting Out Shortage of Staff in Holiday Season

In view of the increased requirement of additional staff amid the approaching holiday season, Amazon today announced its plans to hire nearly 100,000 employees.

The new employees will be given roles across the company's shipping warehouses and sorting centers in the U.S. Among these, about 25,000 will be later absorbed for permanent jobs.

"We've hired more than 25,000 full-time associates across the U.S. in recent months and we're looking forward to adding 100,000 seasonal employees for the upcoming holiday season," Mike Roth, Amazon's vice president of North America operation, said.

In a similar move, last year, the company had employed 80,000 seasonal staff. As per the estimated of Amazon, it currently employs more than 90,000 task force across its 70 centres in the country.

The company said that its total income for the quarter ending June 30 reached $92 million. This has been a turnaround from the $126 million dip in profits.

The opportunity comes as a fortune cookie for the employees as many of them find permanent jobs in the company eventually in the run up to the holidays. Last year also, about 10,000 of the seasonal employees found regular jobs at the end of the holiday season.

Amazon brings options for regular innovative programs like Career Choice for the new employees. They get 95 percent advance pay for tuition for courses.

The company has also set up classrooms at eight of its fulfillment centres for these staff.