Amazon to make 70% of new hires permanent
On the heels of today's news that millions more filed for unemployment last week, Amazon says it will make thousands of new hires permanent.
Amazon went on a hiring spree as the coronavirus pandemic took hold and more people shopped online.
Today Amazon said it would offer permanent jobs to 70% of the U.S. workforce it hired temporarily to meet the surge in demand.
That's 125-thousand permanent positions.
The decision is a sign that Amazon's sales have increased enough to justify an expanded workforce for order fulfillment.
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