While Walmart trims off its staff, the e-commerce giant announced that it will create 100,000 new jobs in the next year and half. The job opportunities range from engineers and software developers to entry-level positions and on the job training.
“Innovation is one of our guiding principles at Amazon, and it’s created hundreds of thousands of American jobs. These jobs are not just in our Seattle headquarters or in Silicon Valley—they’re in our customer service network, fulfillment centers and other facilities in local communities throughout the country. We plan to add another 100,000 new Amazonians across the company over the next 18 months as we open new fulfillment centers, and continue to invent in areas like cloud technology, machine learning, and advanced logistics,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder and CEO.
I’ve read a bunch of posts saying that this might be Jeff Bezos’ response to Trump’s claim that Amazon is responsible for the outsourcing of numerous American jobs. Which is kinda true. Jeff Bezos and his dream of taking over the world.
“During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump said that Bezos has a huge antitrust problem because he’s controlling so much, Amazon is controlling so much of what they are doing. Trump was adamant that he would correct this excessive power which Amazon held.” (The Market Mogul)
Whatever Bezos’ reason is behind these new job opportunities, let’s just hope that it will help more people in America. As of today, Amazon is one of the country’s biggest employers with over 10,000 military veterans and military spouses employed.
However, Amazon is known to offer low-paid and short-term jobs with really poor working conditions. So before you get too excited to snag one of those 100, 000 jobs, think about it first. Is it really worth it?