Amazon Sees Rapid Job Growth, Plans 100K New US Jobs

  • Amazon Sees Rapid Job Growth, Plans 100K New US Jobs

Amazon Sees Rapid Job Growth, Plans 100K New US Jobs

Amazon now employs about 180,000 people in the US. "I shared the view that the administration should make innovation one of its key pillars, which would create a huge number of jobs across the whole country, in all sectors, not just tech - agriculture, infrastructure, manufacturing - everywhere".

"The new job opportunities are for people with all types of experience, education and skill levels, from engineers and software developers to those seeking entry-level positions and on-the-job training", Amazon said.

Other roles will benefit areas like "cloud technology, machine learning, and advanced logistics", CEO Jeff Bezos detailed.

Notably, this announcement of added jobs to the USA follows commentary from the company previous year that in 2016, Amazon would add 26 new fulfillment centers in the US.

It's a goal that would please President-elect Donald Trump. The CEO previously tweeted that he would reserve a seat for Trump on a Blue Origin rocket after the president-elect called Amazon a "no profit company". Amazon did not say it added jobs because of Trump's comments, but that didn't stop the president-elect from taking the credit for the new jobs Amazon announced.

The incoming jobs aren't the only thing Amazon plans to bring to the Garden State.

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Amazon Sees Rapid Job Growth, Plans 100K New US Jobs

Mr.Feinseth added as well that since these jobs would come within the first 18 months of Donald Trump's presidential term, then Jeff Bezos probably couldn't have hooked up Mr. Trump in any way better at this point, stating that the timing to the matter is what makes it simply ideal.

In Texas, 1,000 new full-time jobs will be added in Houston and has openings for hundreds more in Austin at its corporate office, the company said.

E-commerce giant Amazon said it plans to grow its full-time United States workforce from 180,000 to over 280,000 by 2018.

Numerous new positions will be in fulfillment centers already up and running or under construction in Texas, California, Florida, New Jersey, and other states, the company said.

The logo of United States online retail giant Amazon is displayed on the Brieselang logistics center, west of Berlin on Nov.11, 2014. chief economist Jed Kolko, in an interview last week with MarketWatch, said three categories at the site showed strong jobs growth previous year tied to Amazon's growing economic effect on the nation's economy: nonstore retailers, couriers and warehouse/storage.