Amazon wants to hire an additional 55,000 people around the world, 40,000 of them in the United States. The giant Internet sales company announced, on Wednesday, that it is looking for people to fill various positions in the fields of technology and companies.
While other companies have cut their staff during the pandemic, the opposite has happened at Amazon: Its salaries were inflated at a time when millions of people were confined to their homes and had no other choice but to buy products online. Just last year, Amazon employed 500,000 people.
Amazon currently has 1.3 million employees worldwide, making it the second-largest private employer in the United States after Walmart, which also employs more people, and on Wednesday announced the hiring of another 20,000 for its Walmart Medal stores. Operating tractor lifts.
Like Walmart before, Amazon is under fire for its operating conditions. An attempt to form Amazon workers unions in Alabama failed months ago, but activists promised to persevere in their efforts. The unions, one of the largest in the United States, announced in June that they would step up efforts to unite Amazon employees, accusing the company of underpaying, imposing unfair labor demands and refusing to provide job security.
Amazon said Wednesday that employees are responding to the cyclical growth of its business, such as storing data in the cloud and sending satellites into space to make the internet more accessible.
And Amazon, which is headquartered in Seattle, indicated that the jobs open in the United States are distributed in 220 stores owned by the company in the country.
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