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Amazon’s Work Culture and The NYT – More than 4,000 comments posted

Amazon recently surpassed Walmart as the most valuable retailer in the country. It is ceaselessly inventive, unafraid to try something and fail. Its ambitious goal: sell everything to everyone everywhere. It is also figuring out how to extract the most from its employees, whose dedication and obsession is the real engine behind the company’s success. … Continue reading

US – Amazon announces 80,000 seasonal jobs

Mike Roth, the vice president of North America operations,, said, “So far this year, we have converted more than 10,000 seasonal employees in the US into regular, full-time roles and we’re looking forward to converting thousands more across our growing network of fulfillment and sortation centers after this holiday season.”  “We’re excited to be … Continue reading

How do robots work at Amazon (video)

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Amazon – Unhappy workers: Take $5,000 and go

Quitters wanted: Unhappy with your job? Feeling unproductive? Take $5,000 and go.  At least, that’s what Inc. is offering its warehouse employees. In a letter to shareholders this week, Chief Executive Jeffrey Bezos outlined the details of a rare human resources strategy the online retail giant has launched. Dubbed Pay to Quit, the program … Continue reading

Amazon Tops in US / 16,100 IT jobs posted last year

The employer with the most IT job postings last year was, with 16,146 ads, exceeding most other IT firms by a wide margin, according to a new report. The three top runners-up in 2013 U.S. job postings were Accenture, at 14,240 and Deloitte, at 13,077 job ads, according to CompTIA’s annual IT Industry Outlook … Continue reading

Amazon / Was President Obama right on its high-wage jobs ?

When President Obama delivered a major economic address over the summer, he did so from an Amazon distribution center in Chattanooga, Tenn, “a perfect example of the company that is investing in American workers and creating good, high-wage jobs” Continue reading

Amazon in Poland / To create 6,000 jobs Inc. (AMZN:US), the world’s largest e-commerce company, will hire 6,000 permanent employees in three new logistics centers in Poland to build capacity for further expansion in Europe. The Seattle-based company plans to open two centers near Wroclaw in southwestern Poland and one facility near the city of Poznan, 150 miles east of Berlin, Amazon … Continue reading

Amazon / 2700 new jobs in Scotland

Online retailer Amazon has announced it is hiring 2700 seasonal staff in Scotland to meet customer demand in the lead up to Christmas. The announcement comes as the US internet giant revealed it will bring in a total of 15,000 new workers for the festive season. Amazon, which is expanding operations in this country, said … Continue reading

Amazon / Is the hiring spree a good news for the Middle Class ?

Amazon says the median pay for jobs inside its fulfillment centers is “30% higher than that of people who work in traditional retail stores. Amazon is paying above the industry average, it’s not paying its workers a 30% premium. Continue reading

UK / Amazon / 100 jobs created in London’s ‘Silicon Roundabout’

Internet retailer Amazon is to create a further 100 jobs at its new digital media development centre in London. The site opened last September in the Old Street area and concentrates on the design and development of new digital media projects. Teams working at Amazon-owned firms Pushbutton and Lovefilm are also based there. Making the … Continue reading

Hiring in US / GSI Commerce, UPS and Amazon struggling to fill jobs to ship holiday orders.

Hundreds of holiday jobs are there for the taking around here — and employers are having trouble finding people to fill them. Major distribution companies like GSI Commerce and UPS are struggling to fill jobs to ship holiday orders. UPS still had 200 openings paying $8.50 per hour on four shifts this week, three months … Continue reading

US – Amazon : Hiring 50,000 seasonal workers

It’s only October, but companies like Amazon are already thinking about the holidays. The online retailer is the latest to announce its seasonal hiring plan, and it’s significant: 50,000 jobs in the United States Amazon (AMZN, Fortune 500) currently employs 20,000 people at its 40 fulfillment centers across the country, where the seasonal employees will … Continue reading

Amazon to collect sales tax and create 2,500 jobs

As part of a settlement with the great state of Texas, Bezos’ baby will start collecting the state’s requisite 6.25-percent sales tax on July 1st. The settlement resolves the online retailer’s ongoing dispute with the Lone Star state, which claimed that Amazon owed $269 million in back taxes. In addition to taking up collection, Amazon … Continue reading

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