Amazon offering 120K temporary jobs at its warehouse for holidays

Amazon to Add 120000 Holiday Workers, Same as Last Year

Inc. said Thursday it plans to add 120,000 seasonal employees to help fill holiday orders at its warehouses, almost doubling that segment of its workforce and topping hiring plans at other major retailers.

The surge of temporary help will almost double the number of the workers it has at its fulfillment centers, sorting centers and customer service sites.

Shoppers this year will shell out more on gifts during the holidays, according to industry surveys, as a tightening job market, rising home prices and stock markets that are hovering at record highs boost consumer confidence, increasing their intent and ability to spend.

The new hires will pick, pack and ship customer orders.

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"For the second consecutive year, Target is hosting 1,816 simultaneous, in-store hiring events nationwide to ensure stores are fully staffed to help guests during the busy holiday shopping season", a Target spokesman said in a statement. The company said many employees return year after year, and some even continue on in full-time positions.

Target will host several hiring events this weekend to bring on 2,500 holiday workers for its Chicago area stores - as part of the retailer's plans to hire up to 100,000 seasonal team members across the country.

Amazon announced Thursday it is hiring more than 3,000 seasonal employees in Maryland as the e-commerce giant gears up for the holiday season.

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