By Dave Sebastian

 

Amazon.com Inc. plans to hire 100,000 seasonal workers heading into the holidays, the company said, as customers are expected to primarily shop online during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The e-commerce giant on Tuesday said the seasonal workers would pack and deliver items, among other roles.

The company has been on a hiring spree this year to meet soaring demand amid the pandemic. Amazon earlier in the pandemic added 100,000 warehouse and delivery workers as Americans reoriented their lives during the health crisis.

Amazon employed nearly 800,000 full and part-time employees as of the end of last year.

The company also said it has promoted more than 35,000 operations employees this year.

 

Write to Dave Sebastian at dave.sebastian@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

October 27, 2020 09:00 ET (13:00 GMT)

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