Amazon Ups Holiday Hires by 20 Percent

The company will hire 120,000 seasonal workers for holiday order fulfillment

Amazon has announced that it will hire 120,000 seasonal positions in its U.S. fulfillment centers for the holiday season.

This is up 20 percent from the 100,000 seasonal workers the company hired for the holidays in 2015.

“This is our favorite time of year—we love serving customers during the busy holiday season, and we’re excited to bring on more than 120,000 seasonal employees this year to support growing customer demand,” said Mike Roth, Amazon vice president of global customer fulfillment, in a statement. “Last year alone, more than 14,000 seasonal employees stayed on in regular, full-time positions after the holidays, and we expect to increase that number this year.”