200K Workers Added to Expand Fleet for First Peak Season with One-Day Shipping

Amazon has hired 200,000 employees to help cover peak season, an Amazon spokesperson confirmed to Supply Chain Dive. “[T]he growth this year is attributed to the growing number of building types and breadth of seasonal roles across fulfillment, sortation and delivery,” the spokesperson said in an email.

The e-tailer has also built out its fleet of tractor-trailers to reach 20,000 this year, according to Geek Wire. This is double the number of tractor-trailers the company had on the road during the 2018 peak season, according to the report. Amazon did not specify the breakdown of trucks and trailers. This will be an important peak season for Amazon to demonstrate its ability to handle one-day shipping under the weight of holiday volume… SupplyChainDrive

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