Amazon Expands Its Workforce
Posted on April 7th, 2017

Amazon has announced plans to expand its workforce on multiple fronts. On April 6 the company said it expects to add 30,000 part-time jobs in the next year, with 5,000 hires for virtual customer service positions and 25,000 for warehouse positions. This comes on top of an earlier announcement to add 100,000 full-time positions over the next 18 months, announced in January.
 
New dynamics in Amazon fulfillment and delivery are driving the need for many of these new positions. Amazon is building out its warehouse network to be closer to consumers, the Wall Street Journal reports, and also is revamping its transport network to handle more of its own deliveries.
 
Amazon accounted for 53 percent of ecommerce revenue in the United States in 2016, according to the market research company Slice Intelligence, and 53 percent of ecommerce growth. The company also has maintained a two-to-three day advantage in “click-to-door speed,” Slice reports.



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