Amazon's hiring 100,000 workers to meet surging online shopping demand

Amazon says it plans to hire an additional 100,000 people to keep up with the surging demand for online shopping during the coronavirus pandemic. The online retailers says it needs workers to staff 100 new warehouses, package sorting centers, and other facilities opening this month.

From the Associated Press:

The company said Monday that the new hires will help pack, ship or sort orders, working in part-time and full-time roles. Amazon said the jobs are not related to its typical holiday hiring.

The Seattle company reported record profit and revenue between April and June as more people turned to it during the pandemic to buy groceries and supplies.

The company already had to hire 175,000 people earlier this year to keep up with the rush of orders, and last week said it had 33,000 corporate and tech jobs it needed to fill.

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