Amazon looks to offer full-time jobs to thousands of Arizona seasonal workers

Posted at 8:16 AM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-29 11:16:52-04

After announcing in March that online retail giant Inc. would hire 6,500 seasonal, part-time employees in Arizona to cope with increased demand for products amid the spread of the coronavirus, the company is looking to turn many of those jobs into full-time positions.

When Amazon rolled out its plans In March, the Seattle e-commerce company was seeking to hire some 175,000 temporary full- and part-time roles across its North American operations network.

Like other national retailers and grocery stores, Amazon brought on those workers amid the rush of orders from people who had transitioned to working from home around the country.

Many of the new Amazon hirees were people who had been laid off from their jobs amid the closure orders from Covid-19.

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