Amazon to offer temporary workers full-time positions

Amazon to offer temporary workers full-time positions

Some of the 175,000 temporary workers Amazon hired to fill the need because of the coronavirus pandemic will be offered full-time jobs, the company announced.

Amazon will hire 125,000 of the 175,000 people hired to meet the demand on a full-time basis, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Some of the employees were hired after being laid off due to the pandemic.

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Job offers will be handed out next month, Tech Crunch reported.

The jobs will come with benefits and will be at the company’s locations across the country, CBS News reported.

All may not stay with Amazon though.

“Some may choose to return back to their pre-Covid job and others may choose to stay at Amazon in seasonal roles or part-time roles,” company officials said in a statement, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The news came before the country’s unemployment numbers were released Thursday.

According to CNBC, there were more than 40.8 million claims for unemployment benefits over the past 10 weeks. The unemployment rate is expected to be around 20% by the end of May, according to the news outlet.

FILE PHOTO: Amazon officials said they will hire 125,000 of its part-time workers hired due to the coronavirus pandemic on a full-time basis.
FILE PHOTO: Amazon officials said they will hire 125,000 of its part-time workers hired due to the coronavirus pandemic on a full-time basis. (Keith Srakocic/AP)