E-commerce giant Amazon I mentioned this Wednesday that It plans to hire more than 55,000 employees worldwide in the coming months, of which 40,000 will be in the United States, as part of its expansion process. This is equal to More than a third of Google’s workforce as of June 30 and nearly all of Facebook’s workforce.
This announcement comes ahead of the event scheduled for September 15th when Provide career guidance to attract new employees.
In addition to the 40,000 new employees in the United States, The remaining 15,000 will be based in subsidiaries in Canada, France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, Germany and India. Most of the new jobs will be in your technology department.
Amazon His turnover has skyrocketed in the past year Amidst restrictions on movement put in place to control the spread of the epidemic and the boom of electronic shopping.
“We work hard every day to be the best workplace for people with long-term, satisfying jobs.“, She said Andy GacyAmazon CEO, in a statement.
jassi He was recently replaced by Jeff Bezos, founder of the company, responsible for Amazon.
In his first interview since ascending to the top position at Amazon in July, he said that The company needs more firepower to keep up with demand in retail, cloud, and advertising, among others.
as he said it The company’s new commitment to putting satellites into orbit to provide broadband access, It’s called Project KuiperAnd It will also require many new hires.
“There are many jobs that have been laid off or changed during the pandemic and there are many people considering new and different jobs.”Gacy, citing a survey by US firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, said 65% of workers want a new job.
“It’s part of what we think makes ‘Race Day’ so relevant and rewarding,” he said. The new hires will represent a 20% increase in company and technology employees at Amazon, who currently number about 275,000 worldwide, The company said.
Jobs offered by Amazon include jobs in engineering, research sciences, and robotics, He said the new spaces are largely for the company, rather than the jobs others are leaving.
Currently, the e-commerce giant is in Seattle It has more than 1.3 million employees around the world.
While other companies have cut staff during the pandemic, the opposite has happened at Amazon: His salaries inflated as millions of people were confined to their homes They had no choice but to purchase products online. Last year alone, Amazon employed 500,000 people.
(With information from EFE, Reuters and AP)