Amazon Looking at Network of 1,500 Hubs to Speed Up Delivery; Hiring 100,000 in the United States and Canada
UNITED STATES - There’s growth, and then there’s explosive expansion, and Amazon tends to lean toward the latter. The retail behemoth has quietly announced not one but two major expansion initiatives this week, further building out its influential footprint. Amazon plans to roll out 1,500 small-scale delivery hubs across the U.S. in addition to hiring 100,000 new North American employees.
As reported by Forbes yesterday, Amazon is sharpening its competitive edge as the company works to offer the fastest delivery on the market. These new locations are set to open up in suburban cities across the United States.
“Our dedicated last-mile delivery network just delivered its 10 billionth package since launching over five years ago, and we’re proud to provide a great service for our customers,” a spokeswoman said to Bloomberg.
Amazon also shared a press release this week detailing an aggressive hiring strategy in the U.S. and Canada. The company announced it is hiring an additional 100,000 regular employees set to strengthen its retail and delivery presence.
“We are opening 100 buildings this month alone across new fulfillment and sortation centers, delivery stations, and other sites,” said Dave Clark, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations. “We are proud to be hiring 100,000 new associates with pay of $15 per hour or more across those buildings and in our network. Our expansion also comes with an unwavering commitment to safety. Collectively, our new team members have already completed more than 1,200,000 hours of safety training, with over 500,000 more hours expected, to ensure that in addition to fast and efficient delivery for our customers, we’re providing a safe and modern environment for our employees and partners.”
Just how will these expansion strategies facilitate long-term growth for Amazon? Stay tuned as we at ANUK investigate.