Amazon is planning to ramp up their holiday hiring, looking to add 120,000 jobs in the United States.
The temporary hiring spike will almost double their workforce at fulfillment centers, sorting centers and customer services sites in 33 states, according to CNN Money. This addition of holiday season workers mirrors their temporary hiring numbers from last year.
In total, Amazon has over 200,000 permanent workers nationwide. Last year, thousands of holiday positions transitioned to regular, full-time jobs after the holidays. The company expects to continue that trend this year.
"We look forward to welcoming back holiday employees who return year-after-year to Amazon and welcome new faces to the team, many of whom will continue on with regular, full-time roles with the company after the holidays," said Dave Clark, Amazon Senior Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment, in a press release.
Amazon has about 125,000 full-time workers at more than 75 fulfillment centers. They claim that thousands of those employees came on board within the last year. Hailing from Seattle, Amazon is looking for a home for their second North American headquarters, with several cities bidding for the potential 50,000 jobs that would come with the $5 billion project.