Amazon announced on Tuesday that it had hired 100,000 people ahead of the Christmas holidays, which confirmed the good business of the e-commerce giant.
These new fixed-term jobs have been added to the company’s major recruitment campaigns in recent months organized in response to an increase in online orders since the start of the pandemic. Amazon had more than 875,000 employees worldwide at the end of June 2020.
In late July, when announcing the results, the Seattle-based company said it had already created more than 175,000 jobs since March of which 125,000 would become permanent. In mid-September, it added another 100,000 jobs in the United States and Canada. Most of these are jobs in warehouses, in preparing packages and sending them.
In August, Amazon decided to hire 3,500 engineers, computer scientists and administrative staff in the United States. The company has made enough net profit to invest.
The situation in Amazon is the opposite of the situation in a number of large companies hard hit by the pandemic-related economic crisis. A month ago, multinational companies Disney, American Airlines and United Airlines shared 60,000 layoffs.