The multi vendor ecommerce shopping mall Amazon hires 80,000 extra seasonal employees this year to keep up with the Christmas holidays. Last year the number was 70,000 and two years ago—50,000. These helpers will work in the sorting centers of the Amazon ecommerce marketplace platform. Employees will locate, pack, and ship millions of orders every day.
eCommerce experts are expecting a significant increase in online shopping this holiday season. The National Retail Federation expects online sales to increase by 8-11% compared to last year. Last holiday season, Amazon guaranteed the delivery of orders placed on December 23—right before Christmas Eve. And yes, some orders weren’t delivered and Amazon and UPS apologized for that.
The Amazon multi vendor center said that they will be able to reduce delivery time and make the delivery more convenient for customer—the company opened more fulfillment and sorting centers, plus made a contract with the Postal Service for delivery on Sundays.
The Amazon online shopping mall offers wages of $10 to $11.50 for seasonal employees. This is a bit less compared to full-time workers who earn $12 in average.
Last year, the company hired 10,000 seasonal workers to full-time positions and is expected to hire thousands this year.