Amazon said it is creating 100,000 seasonal positions across its U.S. network of fulfillment and sortation centers this holiday season to meet the increase in customer demand, up from 80,000 hired in 2014 as it continues to step up its market dominant ecommerce operations.
The company has also hired tens of thousands of regular, full-time employees in recent months.
Following last year’s holiday season, tens of thousands of seasonal employees found regular, full-time roles with Amazon, according to Mike Roth, Amazon’s vice president of North America operations.
Amazon has more than 90,000 full-time employees across its more than 50 fulfillment centers and 20 sortation centers in the U.S. The company has also hired over 25,000 full-time employees since August. Throughout the year on average, nearly 90% of Amazon’s fulfillment workers in the U.S. are regular, full-time employees.