Amazon.com announced plans to create 100,000 full-time, full-benefit jobs in the U.S. over the next 18 months. The new jobs are for people all across the country and with all types of experience, education and skill levels — from engineers and software developers to those seeking entry-level positions. Many of the roles will be in new fulfillment centers that have been announced over the past several months in states like Texas, California, Florida and New Jersey. Amazon businesses, like Marketplace and Amazon Flex, will continue to create hundreds of thousands of jobs for people across the U.S. who want the flexibility to start their own business, work part time or set their own schedule.
Total Retail’s Take: Amazon has already created over 150,000 jobs in the U.S. over the past five years. This latest hiring spree may mean the e-commerce giant has aggressive plans to expand its brick-and-mortar presence. In the past, Amazon ramped up its workforce to open up more fulfillment centers to get packages out to its customers more quickly. The topic of new jobs has been a popular one as President-elect Donald Trump gets ready to take office. Earlier this week, we reported that Trump met with Alibaba’s Jack Ma, who said his company will create 1 million jobs in the U.S. by allowing small businesses to sell goods to Chinese and Asian consumers through the tech giant's platform.