Amazon has hired more than 400,000 people worldwide since January, which means more than 1,000 new applications a day, the company confirmed to FOX Business.
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The 400,000 employees do not include the additional 100,000 seasonal workers the company added before the holidays began, which would mean an average of 1,400 new Amazon recruits per day.
In the third quarter of 2020, Amazon had 1.25 million global employees – not counting the additional 100,000 seasonal passes – compared to the company’s 647,000 global employees in the fourth quarter of 2019, meaning the company has nearly doubled since last year.
According to Fortune 500 data, no other U.S. company has created more jobs in the past decade, the company said.
Jobs range from positions in entry-level warehouses, distribution centers and physical stores to more advanced positions in technical development, human resources, finance and marketing.
The technology giant also offers advanced manufacturing positions at Amazon Robotics manufacturing facilities or Project Kuiper labs.
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Each Amazon position has a $ 15 / hour minimum wage, and all full-time employees have access to health insurance, 401,000 plans, 20 weeks of paid parental leave, and other benefits. The company also launched childcare supported in the May pandemic.
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Last August, Amazon announced plans to add six more technology offices to its existing 16 offices in North America and create 3,500 technology jobs in cities like Detroit, Dallas, San Diego and Phoenix. The company announced its first investments this year in Missouri, North Dakota and Nebraska.
Amazon is also looking forward to hiring 2,500 new employees at its headquarters in Valing, Arlington; an additional 10,000 at Puget Sound in Bellevue, Washington; and 20,000 new corporate employees and even more seasonal workers.
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The company has seen increased demand among COVID-19 as more and more people use the website’s digital services to order home products, food, movies and television, and even broadcast music and podcasts, while states restrict gatherings and the shutter business.
Amazon has received some criticism for handling the pandemic, accusing employees of antanitarian conditions and unfair treatment. Nevertheless, since the launch of COVID-19, the platform has added more than 100 security measures and protocols to prevent the virus from spreading in its warehouses and distribution centers.
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