Nevada is one of the areas hardest hit by the recession. But today, Amazon.com had a terrific announcement. Amazon Hires Thousands For Holiday Season.
The article published in Marketwatch tells the inside story.
Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN -1.19% today announced that it is seeking to hire thousands of temporary positions at its Fernley and Las Vegas, Nevada fulfillment centers for the holiday season.
Hourly openings are available for temporary positions in Picking, Packing and Receiving/Shipping across multiple shifts. Eligible applicants must be able to stand and walk during 8-12 hour shifts and lift up to 50 pounds.
“We’re looking to hire smart and motivated people across the U.S. to help us deliver a great experience for our customers during the holiday season,” said Dave Clark, vice president of Amazon’s North American Operations.
Amazon hires thousands of temporary employees each year to manage variation in customer demand and as a way of finding high-quality full-time employees. Over the past 12 months, Amazon has converted more than 4700 temporary associates into full-time employees.
The fact that Amazon Hires Thousands For the Holiday Season is really good news for the Las Vegas economy. They can really use some good news.