NEC member and Seattle, Washington tech giant, Amazon, recently announced that it is planning to hire 1,500 seasonal workers in Massachusetts to help meet the holiday demands. This is a part of an effort to hire 150,000 seasonal workers around the country.
Caitlyn McLaughlin, the spokesperson for Amazon, confirmed the announcement while reiterating that the supply chain challenges that are being experienced will affect consumers around the world. “Everyone at Amazon is working to anticipate and prepare for various scenarios to ensure positive delivery experiences this holiday season, for instance, by launching promotions to encourage earlier shopping,” said McLaughlin.
Amazon is one of Massachusetts five largest employers, according to the Business Journal, and covers both the tech industry and the retail industry. Over this past summer the company had 20,000 positions available in the state for both part time and full-time positions in both industries.
The New England Council commends Amazon for the great work they are doing to prepare for the busy season.