Washington News broke the news a few hours ago and has sent a prime wave in the market as Amazon reveals its plan to create 100,000 jobs in next 18 months.
The creation of jobs will mean business for employment agencies, as well as the local retailers who are already replicating Amazon systems in their retail shops.
Washington Post released an article which said,
Amazon.com on Thursday announced plans to create more than 100,000 full-time jobs over the next 18 months, a massive hiring spree that suggests the e-commerce company expects a run of breakneck growth in its retailing operations and its lucrative cloud computing division.
Amazon, whose chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos owns The Washington Post, said the hiring would include a broad range of positions, including engineers and software developers and those who work in its growing network of fulfillment centers. The announcement by Amazon comes as corporate America awaits the details of a new administration’s economic and trade plans.
However, it’s our guess that the Amazon had to take some steps to ensure trust in America’s economy as many companies have already shifted their employment patterns abroad after president-elect Donald Trump showcased his harsh policies during his election campaigns.
Trump’s pick for press secretary, Sean Spicer, took note of the timing of Amazon’s announcement during the transition team’s daily briefing Thursday.
The announcement was made after the president-elect met with the heads of several tech companies. Jeff Bezos and others were part of that and the president-elect was pleased to play a role in that decision.
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In a press release, Amazon noted the new jobs would be full-benefit positions, meaning that the warehouse hires would get access to the same range of health insurance plans and parental leave options as corporate staffers. Amazon has sometimes taken criticism for its warehouse workplace conditions or practices in the past.