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Oct 15, 2016

AMAZON's * USA: Seasonal Hiring

* New York - Amazon adding 120,000 workers to meet holiday demand

--- The holidays are coming and Amazon plans to add 120,000 seasonal workers in an effort to meet an expected spike in demand as more and more people trade bricks for clicks... The move marks a 20 percent boost from the 100,000 seasonal hires a year ago... The move comes as online shopping growth continues to eclipse shopping at traditional stores. The National Retail Federation, based in Washington, D.C., is forecasting holiday sales for the November and December period to rise 3.6 percent to $655.8 billion, much better than the 3 percent growth seen in the year-ago period. Online shopping is expected to rise 7 to 10 percent over last year to as much as $117 billion... At the end of July, the company said it has 123 distribution centers globally and more than 23 sorting center, with plans to have add 21 new global fulfillment centers by the end of September; at the same point in 2015, it had added only 10... 
(Photo: Shows the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif. Amazon.com will add about 120,000 seasonal workers in an effort to meet an expected spike in demand during the holidays)   --  NY, USA - AP/ABC News, by MAE ANDERSON - Oct 13, 2016

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