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Amazon Flexes Fulfillment Muscles with Holiday Hiring

Amazon is creating 100,000 seasonal positions across its U.S. network of fulfillment and sortation centers this holiday season, which follows a ramping up of regular, full-time employees in recent months.

Amazon has over 90,000 full-time employees across its more than 50 fulfillment centers and 20 sortation centers in the U.S. To meet customer demand and prepare for the 2015 holiday season, Amazon has already hired over 25,000 full-time employees since August.

The Wall Street Journal compared Amazon’s numbers with Wal-Mart (looking to hire 60,000 workers, Target (70,000) and Macy’s (85,000).

Earlier this month Amazon announced it was hiring 19,000 people in the UK for seasonal roles within its fulfilment and customer service centers over the Christmas period. It operates eight fulfillment centers across the UK where it employs 7,800 people, up from 4,000 people at the beginning of 2011. Amazon is also opening two new fulfillment centers in the UK next month.

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