US News 425,000 new jobs: Amazon grows by 50 percent during the Corona crisis

14:10  28 november  2020
14:10  28 november  2020 Source:   t3n.de

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Amazon , Walmart are among companies adding workers during coronavirus crisis . The company said it plans to hire 100, 000 workers during the pandemic to assist with online deliveries across the country. Available jobs include in-store positions, home delivery drivers and distribution workers.

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Amazon increased its workforce to 1.2 million people in the pandemic. This is a historically unique process and shows how much the company has benefited from the crisis.

Amazon is already one of the biggest winners of the corona crisis. In the first ten months of 2020, owned by the richest man in the world , Jeff Bezos, hired exactly 427,300 new employees, increasing its global workforce by 50 percent to over 1.2 million people. This is reported by the New York Times (NYT).

A specially set up department takes over employees directly from other companies.

In order to be able to meet the strong need for employees more quickly than via conventional channels, Amazon is even said to have set up its own department with a special task. This department should contact companies that - such as American Airlines - were doing badly during the Corona crisis in order to find ways of how staff could be taken over directly from these companies.

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While the pandemic became a threat to the existence of many companies, for Amazon it meant, above all, a massive expansion of the customer base and the volume per customer. Because under the impression of lockdowns and the risk of infection, more and more people on had decided to shop from their own four walls - i.e. via the Internet.

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Other profiteers besides Amazon

According to NYT, it is not only Amazon who profits from this. The online business of rival Walmart also increased by around 80 percent. The US retail veteran also increased his workforce during the crisis - by a significant 180,000. With a total of 2.2 million employees, Walmart remains the largest private employer. Full-range retailer Target has also emerged from the pandemic strengthened. Its sales rose by 155 percent.

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Amazon said: “We know many people have been economically impacted as jobs in areas like hospitality, restaurants and travel are lost or furloughed as Joshua Warner, an analyst at the London-based online trading firm IG Index, said: “ Amazon shines from all angles during coronavirus crisis .

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Amazon, however, is leaving its competition behind as the pace increases. As the NYT found out, the company stepped up the pace of new hires in July this year. Since then, Amazon has hired an average of 2,800 new employees per day. Experts estimate that the Bezos Group will replace Walmart as the largest employer within the next two years if it continues to grow.

distribution centers, AWS and streaming services increased

Anyone who thinks that the many new hires are primarily new suppliers for the logistics unit Prime is mistaken. Because the 500,000 or so parcel carriers are not directly employed by Amazon. The around 100,000 temporary helpers for the holidays are also not included in the number of new hires.

Instead, most of the new employees work in the goods distribution centers, as well as for Amazon's AWS cloud, the in-house streaming services and the smart home device divisions of the e-commere giant. 810,000 of the more than 1.2 million employees are employed in the USA. But the workforce in Italy and India was also significantly expanded.

Biggest growth since the Second World War

This massive increase in employment is historically unprecedented. Amazon takes the record-breaking title of highest hiring in a year from Walmart. Twenty years ago they hired 230,000 new employees. Previously, there had only been similar workforce increases in the war industry during the Second World War, the NYT quotes a historian.

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