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Amazon has more than doubled the size of its warehouse staff for the holidays

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  • Ashley Rodriguez
By Ashley Rodriguez

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Staffing up during the holidays is common in retail. But when you’re Amazon, anticipating a flood of holiday orders from customers who expect their items to be delivered in a day or two, it takes on a whole new meaning.

This holiday season, Amazon hired enough temporary workers to more than double the size of its year-round warehouse staff.

The e-commerce giant announced plans in October to bring on 100,000 temporary workers for the holiday season, and a spokesperson for the company told Quartz that the e-tailer has more than met its hiring goal.

The new short-term workers augment Amazon’s more than 90,000 regular, full-time staffers across the company’s 70 warehouses and shipping centers, Amazon said.

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