In a statement Amazon.com Inc said, it plans to hire at least 150,000 seasonal workers in the U.S. during the holiday period. The development marks the world’s largest online shopping giant preparing for the upcoming shopping season which is typically characterized by high demand and supply overheads.
In 2020, Amazon announced an additional 100,000 seasonal jobs on top on increased staffing through the pandemic.
The development comes midst increasing union activities in the country and labor shortage which has contributed to companies increasing wages to attract workers during the crucial holiday shopping period.
In September Amazon hiked its average starting wage in the US to more than $18 an hour.
In a statement Amazon.com Inc said, “Seasonal roles will include sign-on bonuses of up to $3,000 and an additional $3 per hour depending on shifts, and Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia and Illinois are among the states that will have the highest number of seasonal jobs”.
Last month Amazon had said it had started recruiting for 20,000 seasonal positions in the United Kingdom for the Christmas holiday shopping season.