Engineers and software developers might want to look for Amazon for full-time work. According to the IET, Amazon plans to hire 100,000 people for full-time work in the next 18 months at a variety of locations within the United States. Workers will be placed at fulfillment centers across the country, and can vary from highly skilled technical jobs to entry-level and relatively low-skilled positions.
“We plan to add another 100,000 new Amazonians across the company over the next 18 months as we open new fulfillment centers, and continue to invent in areas like cloud technology, machine learning, and advanced logistics,” says Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO.
Amazon headquarters in Seattle are currently under construction, with an expansion expected to bring the total campus to 30 buildings. Its workforce in the United States has grown from 30,000 in 2011 to over 180,000 in 2016, bolstered in part by the opening of new fulfillment centers. This in turn is part of an effort to enable two-day delivery.
IET quotes analysts who connect Amazon’s hiring push in the United States to President-elect Donald Trump’s statements about keeping job creation inside the country. There does not appear to be any corresponding move away from employing people internationally as well.
Amazon has come under fire for paying low-skilled workers especially low wages, as well as for being a contributing factor, although not the only factor, in job loss in the traditional retail sector as opposed to online shops.
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