Thursday, January 12, 2017




Amazon to hire 100K more full-time employees over the next 18 months in US, growing its workforce to 280K; jobs to include many positions in fulfillment centers

Already one of the country’s biggest employers, Amazon plans to grow its full-time U.S.-based workforce from 180,000 in 2016 to over 280,000 by mid-2018

Over 9,000 employees have now participated in Amazon’s innovative “Career Choice” program that pre-pays 95% of tuition for degrees in high-demand occupations such as aircraft mechanics, computer-aided design, machine tool technologies, medical lab technologies, nursing, and many other fields

Over 10,000 military veterans already work at Amazon and last year the company pledged to hire and train an additional 25,000 veterans and military spouses over the next five years

In addition to direct full-time employment, Amazon businesses such as Marketplace and Amazon Flex will continue to create thousands of jobs for people across the U.S. who want to start their own business or the flexibility to work part-time and set their own schedule

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