Amazon Plans To Create 5,000 New Jobs
This Monday, Amazon officials announced that they plan on creating 5,000 new jobs, adding to the 2000 jobs it already crated in the customer service field. The 5,000 new jobs are supposed to be created for the company’s distribution warehouses and are designed to help the company expand its business even if the cost in the immediate future will be large.
The announcement is made just a day before President Barack Obama will visit the company’s fulfillment center located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. There, the President is expected to propose policies that will help create more middle-class jobs across the U.S.
The internet retailer said that they will start hiring immediately and that the jobs will involve picking items from warehouse shelves, packing them, and operating the new machinery installed.
Amazon isn’t the only big tech company that has decided to give the U.S. economy a hand, as Apple also announced they will begin to manufacture some of their products in the country.
This is a radical change in the way Amazon and technology and internet retail firms of the sort are conducting their hiring process, especially as they have been accused of promoting the dropping of visa’s to bring cheap labor into the country while they keep relocating distribution centers to other parts of the globe.