75,000 hires announced by Amazon to meet its logistics growth
Amazon has announced that it is recruiting 75,000 workers to fulfill order fulfillment tasks, particularly in the US and Canada. According to the group, there are still many centers to be developed in both countries at the level of logistics execution and this mass recruitment should help meet this growth.
The lucky ones will start with a salary of around $17/hour, not including the promised $1,000 hiring bonus. In addition, each new employee will receive a $100 benefit if they are already vaccinated against Covid-19.
The two axes targeted by Amazon are the development of the execution centers on the one hand but also the delivery stations.
Amazon has conducted intensive vaccination campaigns within its various centers to ensure the smooth operation was very active in its vaccination program, on the one hand through financial incentives such as compensation when hiring an employee, or by offering a vaccination within the logistics centers of 29 states where the group is present. According to Ms. Olsavsky, they have succeeded in vaccinating 300,000 employees.
According to their estimates, Amazon will have 506 delivery centers, or more than 337 opened in one year. The internalization of logistics on which Amazon is banking shows that it is inspired by the model of certain large groups such as FedEX or TNT. The strong increase in the field of e-commerce, strongly linked to the health situation, allows us to envisage an increase in the company's activity and therefore necessarily in its capacities.
The latter would have increased by 50% at the end of 2020 and then by another 50% at the beginning of 2021.