Amazon is set to expand its global workforce by 10 per cent as it embarks on its latest hiring spree offering 100,000 jobs across the US and Canada.
Amazon has announced plans for its latest and most ambitious hiring spree, bringing the total number of new roles it has created in the US during the pandemic to over 300,000.
These new full and part-time roles will be spread across 100 new fulfilment centres that Amazon plans to open this month alone.
It comes just days after Amazon announced a US-wide Career Day event, recruiting 33,000 jobs for corporate and tech positions.
This follows numerous other major recruitment initiatives in March and April, seeing Amazon add a further 175,000 new roles to its US workforce to meet increased demand.
Last month Amazon also announced plans to hire 10,000 new staff across the UK this year, bringing its total in the region to 40,000.
Amazon’s global workforce has now surpassed 1 million permanent staff, but this is still significantly less than its key rival Walmart’s 2.2 million.
The recruitment frenzy is a direct response to a massive spike in demand for Amazon goods during the pandemic, seeing it post a sales rise of 40 per cent to $88.9 billion over its last quarter.