Amazon to hire 100,000 new employees across U.S., Canada

Source: Xinhua| 2020-09-15 17:53:29|Editor: huaxia

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Amazon announced on Monday that it is hiring an additional 100,000 full-time and part-time workers in its fulfillment and logistic network across the United States and Canada, on top of the 33,000 corporate and technology jobs announced last week.

"We are opening 100 buildings this month alone across new fulfillment and sortation centers, delivery stations, and other sites," said Dave Clark, senior vice president of Worldwide Operations at Amazon.

"We are proud to be hiring 100,000 new associates with pay of 15 U.S. dollars per hour or more across those buildings and in our network," he added.

The COVID-19 pandemic witnessed a spike in demand, as consumers have been hoarding household goods by shopping online, according to media reports.

Amazon has cashed in on the phenomenon, as the company reported in late July its second-quarter financial results with a 40-percent net sales increase to 88.9 billion dollars.

The company's decision was also made amid a sagging job market, as the unemployment rate reached 8.4 percent in the United States and 10.2 percent in Canada, compared with the rate of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) of 7.7 percent in July. Enditem