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As the world’s largest online retailer you can imagine that Amazon does quite a lot of business during the lucrative holiday season. The company has to hire tens of thousands of new workers just to be able to meet demand. The company today announced that this holiday season it’s going to hire 120,000 temporary workers to deal with the immense workload that is part and parcel of this season for Amazon.

The company sent out a statement today confirming that it’s going to hire more than 120,000 temporary workers in the United States for the holiday season. The jobs will be spread across 27 states and will be available in the company’s sorting facilities, customer service centers, and fulfillment centers.

Amazon does this every year, and this year it anticipates even greater demand which is why it’s hiring 20,000 more seasonal workers in 2016 as compared to 2015. Quite a few seasonal workers then went on to assume full-time positions at Amazon.

Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment Mike Roth revealed that last year, more than 14,000 seasonal employees stayed on in regular, full-time positions after the holiday season was over. Amazon also expects an increase in this number in 2016.

So if you’re looking for work during the holiday season, maybe give Amazon a try.

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