Amazon to hire 100,000 people for increased online purchases

Amazon said Monday it will hire another 100,000 people to keep up with the surge in online orders. New hires will work in part-time and f...

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  • Amazon said Monday it will hire another 100,000 people to keep up with the surge in online orders.
  • New hires will work in part-time and full-time roles
  • The company will offer $ 1,000 start-up bonuses in cities including Detroit, New York, Philadelphia and Louisville and Kentucky

Amazon said Monday that it will hire another 100,000 people to keep up as online orders surge, according to The Associated Press.

The company indicated that the new hires will help pack, ship or order orders, working in part-time and full-time roles. Amazon said the jobs are unrelated to your typical vacation hire.

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

Amazon jobs: will hire 100,000 due to increased online purchases

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Earlier this year, the company was forced to hire 175,000 people to keep up with the unusual flood of orders, and last week it said it had 33,000 corporate and tech jobs it needed to fill.

This time, Amazon said it needs people at the 100 new warehouses, parcel sorting centers and other facilities opening this month.

Alicia Boler Davis, who oversees Amazon warehouses, said the company is offering $ 1,000 sign-in bonuses in some cities where it can be harder to find workers, such as Detroit, New York, Philadelphia and Louisville, Kentucky. The initial payment on Amazon is $ 15 an hour.

Things are about to get a lot busier in Amazon warehouses. In addition to the holiday shopping fever, Amazon plans to celebrate one of its busiest shopping days, Prime Day, in the fall of this year after postponing it since July.

Amazon will evaluate whether it needs to hire more workers for the holidays, but has nothing to announce yet, Boler Davis said. Last year, he hired 200,000 people before the holidays.

Another company is already preparing for the increase in orders: UPS He said last week that he plans to hire 100,000 people to help him deliver packages over the holiday season.

UPS said last Wednesday that it expects a record high season. Online shopping has been growing for years and the pandemic has given it an additional boost as some shoppers avoid going to stores.

Seasonal hiring would be roughly the same as UPS announced before Christmas in 2018 and 2019. Christmas season volumes generally begin to increase in October and remain high in January.

The Atlanta-based company said it will have seasonal full-time and part-time jobs, mostly package handlers, drivers and driver’s aides.

UPS touts seasonal jobs as those that can lead to year-round employment, and says that over the past three years, about 35% of people for seasonal package handling jobs ended up in permanent positions.

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Walmart launches membership service to compete with Amazon Prime

Large retailer Walmart announced in early September a membership service that will seek to compete against the giant Amazon.

Walmart, the largest supermarket network in the United States and one of the largest employers on the planet, announced on Tuesday, September 1, the launch of a membership program, which includes shipping costs, to compete with Amazon and its Prime service, reported the Efe news agency.

The Bentonville (Arkansas) -based company will launch Walmart + on September 15 throughout the United States, six months behind the initial plans, due to the disorder caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Efe said.

Walmart’s subscription program will cost $ 98 a year or $ 12.95 a month and will include shipping and same-day delivery costs, the agency said.

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“We are developing a product that is based on satisfying consumer needs,” said Janey Whiteside, the head of customer relations at Walmart, in a call with journalists.

The similarities to Amazon Prime, which costs $ 119 a year, are clear, although Walmart + will require a minimum order of $ 35, something that does not happen on Prime.

In addition, members will get discounts on fuel and will have access to some 160,000 products online, as well as food items, which in many cases will be distributed from their centers throughout the country.

The AP news agency indicated that Walmart membership will also offer the ability to go to a Walmart store and pay without having to queue.

Members will get discounts of up to 5 cents per gallon at Murphy brand gas stations or at the 2,000 Walmart stores that have gas stations. In stores, Walmart + members will be able to use an app to find out the price of a product and pay without having to queue, AP detailed.

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