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.