Amazon Gearing Up For the Holiday Season By Hiring More Workers

Amazon Gearing Up For the Holiday Season By Hiring More Workers


When you think of online shopping, one of the first corporations that comes to mind is Amazon Inc. It’s affordable and has just about everything you can think of. Online shopping has become a huge craze and phenomenon worldwide. With just a few clicks away you’re close to purchasing something for yourself or for a friend and you can do it in the comfort of your own home.

The Holiday season is just around the corner and corporations are doing what they believe will improve business, but focusing specifically with Amazon, it wants to prepare itself for the anticipated storm. The corporation plans to do this by employing 20 percent more seasonal workers this year. They believe that we are going to have a busy holiday season ahead of us. This is definitely a positive outlook as we always hear of companies downsizing to try to save money, but this is definitely not the case this upcoming winter.

How much will they be beefing up exactly? According to the latest, Amazon Inc. will be adding 120,000 seasonal positions, which is an increase from the 100,00 from last year. Mike Roth the vice president of consumer achievement is incorporating this with the idea to sustain increasing customer demands. Thinking smart and ahead is always a good idea. The plan he envisions is that the laborers will fill spots in satisfaction and sorting focuses and at client benefit destinations in the U.S. A year ago more than 14,000 occasional representatives were moved to full-time positions after the occasions and the organization hopes to build that number this year.

The expansion at Amazon comes as other huge retailers have taken a more careful view. Macy’s Inc. claimed about a month ago that it would contract 83,000 regular laborers, which is roughly similar to last year. Target Corp. arrangements are to employ 70,000, which again is similar with what was done in the past.

Amazon has a lot of tricks up their sleeves. Amazon evidently has already been executing other measures for its busiest time of the year. The corporation is controlling new trade admission to its warehouses during the holiday season. It is indicating worries about space limitation. In order to deal with this matter, Amazon has been growing its warehouse space, by opening 21 facilities in the first three quarters of this year, up from 10 new warehouses during the same period a year earlier. Amazon is clearly thinking about the bigger picture, by thinking outside the box.

This goes to show you that businesses do not take the holiday season lightly. With this in mind, I would like to share some holiday shopping facts with you provided by Signal, dating to this year. Whether you believe it or not more people will be shopping online, as it is very accessible and simple. While overall retail sales are expected to remain at a steady level, eMarketer anticipates holiday e-commerce retail sales will increase by 13.3% this year. Signal also claims that Amazon is the top business retailer to compete with, because 42% of U.S. consumers claim the corporation will be their go to place for online shopping.

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I handle much of news coverage for tech stocks, and occasionally cover companies in different sectors. In the past, I've written for other financial sites and published independent investment research, primarily on tech companies. I have a B.A. in Economics from Columbia University. I'm based out of San Diego, but grew up in Southern New Jersey. I play basketball and tennis in my spare time, am a long-time (and long-suffering) fan of Philadelphia's sports teams, and alternate daily between using an iPad Air, a Galaxy Note 3, and one or two Windows PCs.