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Amazon Is Hiring 120000 Temporary Holiday Workers This Year

13 October 2017

Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) hired the same number of seasonal workers previous year, and 100,000 workers for the 2015 holiday season.

In addition to here in Connecticut, Amazon positions are available in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

Department store operator Target Corp was the most bullish employer for the holiday season, hiring 43% more temporary workers this year than last year.

The company has already hired tens of thousands of full-time employees this year at it USA fulfillment and customer service centers, according to the company. Here are all the details. Some of the positions will be filled by people who return to the company year after year. It also said it expects to convert thousands of these positions to full-time roles.

Of course Amazon isn't the only place offering positions.

Target said it would hire 100,000 temp workers, banking on its successful turnaround efforts, which saw it report its first rise in comp sales in more than a year in August.

The logistics and delivery company will hire 50,000 people, including both temporary and permanent jobs.

Amazon is gearing up for the holidays, and plans to hire 120,000 temporary USA workers to help it fulfill the millions of orders coming its way. They also announced a one-day kickoff as part of its drive to hire 50,000 full-time workers.

This forecast includes online shopping, which is expected to accelerate its pace of growth to 11-15 percent to about $140 billion.

Amazon Is Hiring 120000 Temporary Holiday Workers This Year