Expansion doesn’t even begin to cover Amazon’s growth trajectory, as the retail giant continues to build out its strategic growth initiatives week after week. Amazon quietly announced earlier this month that it plans to roll out 1,500 small-scale delivery hubs across the U.S. in addition to hiring 100,000 new North American employees.
“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.”
Amazon is also sharpening its competitive edge as the company works to offer the fastest delivery on the market, a Forbes report noted. 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.
Deli Market News will continue to report on the latest long-term growth plans from Amazon, so stay tuned.