Amazon hiring 100k new staff in North America

Amazon is to hire another 100,000 warehouse and driver employees across the US and Canada, in addition to the 33,000 corporate and tech jobs it announced last week.

The hiring spree comes in response to continued growth that has been spurred on in part due to the boom that came from lockdowns across North America. Amazon has already been opening new fulfilment centres and so forth but this is to accelerate. It has opened some 75 new fulfilment and sorting centres, regional air hubs and delivery stations in the US and Canada this year.

“We are opening 100 buildings this month alone across new fulfilment and sortation centres, delivery stations, and other sites,” commented Dave Clark, senior vice president of Worldwide Operations at Amazon, adding that safety of its employees during the pandemic was of primary concern.

“We are proud to be hiring 100,000 new associates across our network. Our expansion also comes with an unwavering commitment to safety. Collectively, our new team members have already completed more than 1,200,000 hours of safety training, with over 500,000 more hours expected, to ensure that in addition to fast and efficient delivery for our customers, we’re providing a safe and modern environment for our employees and partners.”