Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) Touts 100,000 New Jobs in Announcement
Online giant Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has announced news about adding up to 100,000 new jobs across its organization in a statement recently released. Positions would be spread across many skill levels and locations in the USA where the company is building more centers for distribution. Excitement for job seekers has been raised as the company said most of the positions would be at new facilities that the company is building located in California, Texas and New Jersey.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in a prepared statement: “Innovation is one of our guiding principles at Amazon, and it’s created hundreds of thousands of American jobs. These jobs are not just in our Seattle headquarters or in Silicon Valley—they’re in our customer service network, fulfillment centers and other facilities in local communities throughout the country.”
Employee rates at the company have skyrocketed in recent years due to the massive growth of the company along with the push to get items delivered to consumers faster. With its Prime service and recently added Prime Now which has a two hour delivery time, the company reportedly has almost 200,000 employees only to add more over the next years as new fulfillment centers open across the USA.
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) is even been testing delivery using drones which would drop packages at customer locations. The company has been testing this process and showed video of a successful drone delivery.
One aspect of the new hiring spree will be the focus on the military with the company announcing that it will hire up to 25,000 veterans and military spouses to fill openings at the company. Also included would be training of active duty military and spouses in the area of cloud computing which the company has dominated over the last few years.