In retail news, online company Amazon plans to hire 40 percent more temporary workers than in 2012, with plans to add more than 70,000 seasonal jobs for their holiday season push, according to CNBC.
Not only will the jobs have full-time hours but thousands will turn into permanent positions after the holidays are over. An additional 15,000 positions in the same holiday period are expected to be formed in the United Kingdom during the same time.
This year alone, the company says they've converted more than 7,000 temporary employees into full-time positions, and they plan to add even more with this next push.
The jobs will be located inside of the company's fulfillment centers, according to The Wall Street Journal. As the company begins strengthening its network to experiment with faster delivery and new services like grocery delivery, they're rapidly adding more workers, and their seasonal plans are larger than their retail competitors.
Wal-Mart has said it plans to add 55,000 seasonal workers through the end of the year, while Kohl's will add 50,000. Target's 70,000 planned hires are the same as Amazon's, but they have reduced their outlook by 20,000 jobs to give more workers more hours.