Amazon is getting ready for a big holiday season.
The online retail giant will hire 120,000 seasonal workers this year, it announced Thursday. That’s 20 percent more than the company brought on for the 2015 season.
Amazon’s seasonal hiring makes the company an outlier among retailers. Macy’s, Target and Kohl’s are all hiring fewer seasonal workers this year, Reuters reported.
Does that mean more people are ordering their Christmas gifts on Amazon, instead of going to Target? A Reuters poll last year found that 51 percent of consumers planned to do their 2015 holiday shopping on Amazon.
This is our favorite time of yearwe love serving customers during the busy holiday season and were excited to bring on more than 120,000 seasonal employees this year to support growing customer demand, Amazon Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment Mike Roth said in a statement.
Of the 100,000 workers Amazon brought on in 2015, 14,000 stayed on in full-time positions after the holidays.
The seasonal positions will be across Amazon’s fulfillment centers, sortation centers and customer service sites.
Originally found athttp://mashable.com/
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