Amazon Recruitment: Giant Retail Company Amazon to Employ 55,000 Globally
New Delhi: US retail giant Amazon plans to hire 55,000 people as part of a global recruitment drive, including around 40,000 in the United States itself. According to Amazon, all open positions are for corporate and tech jobs. The company also hires thousands of warehouse workers to pack and ship orders online.
Amazon hired around 5 lakhs of people last year
Although other companies have had to lay off workers due to the pandemic, Amazon is hiring on a large scale. Amazon was able to increase its workforce as the Covid-19 pandemic prompted more and more people to stay home and order essential items from online shopping sites. Amazon spent 5 lakhs last year alone.
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Amazon – America’s second-largest private employer after Walmart
Amazon currently has more than 1.3 million people working globally, making it the second-largest U.S. private employer after retail rival Walmart, which also plans to hire 20,000 people at its Walmart and Sam’s warehouses. Club for filling orders online.
However, like Walmart, Amazon continues to come under pressure on how it treats its employees. A union push at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama failed earlier this year, but other unions still have their sights set on the company.
Teamsters accused the company of exploiting employees
Teamsters, one of the largest unions in the country, said in June it would continue efforts to organize Amazon employees. The Teamsters said the company exploited employees by paying them low wages, forcing them to work at high speed and offering no job security.
More hires due to booming activity
Amazon said on Wednesday that the creation of a large number of jobs is due to the growth of its business, including its cloud computing unit and its plan to send satellites into space. The Seattle-based company said jobs open in the United States are spread across 220 Amazon sites across the country.