Tomahawk, WI 02/13/2014 (BasicsMedia) – Lately, reports have emerged indicating that Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) intends to add more employees into its roster. If this is true, then it presents a new challenge for Amazon, which the company should have the capacity to overcome successfully. Amazon announced that the 2,500 new employees that it intends to hire will work at the company’s fulfillment centers that are spread all over the US. Moreover, the company will only hire full-time employees, and none of the 2,500 will be hired to work on temporary basis or on short-term contracts. What this means for Amazon at a time when many companies are reducing workforce remains to be seen.

By hiring such a large number of employees, investors would often be worried about the cost of operating such a business. Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) has not posted the levels of profits that investors and Wall Street analysts expect of it. Part of the reason for this is because the company’s cost of doing business is still much higher than it should be. Therefore, it seems ironical that Amazon should be adding its cost of operations by hiring new employees, at a time when other major corporations are cutting down on employees. Interestingly, the company says that it intends to pay the new employees high wages as soon as they start working.

Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) has announced that its new employees will be the recipients of comprehensive benefits and very competitive wages. Moreover, the company plans to offer incredible bonuses as well as stock awards to its new employees, who will be working at its fulfillment centers all over the US. The company says that on average, the 2,500 employees working at the fulfillment centers will be entitled to wages that are 30 percent higher than what their counterparts earn within Amazon’s other retail divisions. Amazon hopes that this will give local communities all over the US the chance to find employment, thus creating a bond with the company.

At a time when many other major corporations are cutting their workforce down, Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) hopes that the decision to create more employment opportunities will help to win it some goodwill with different communities all over the US. Up to now, the company has hired more than 20,000 people to work within its fulfillment centers in the US. Of interest is the fact that the company says that more than 50 percent of its current employees working at the fulfillment centers started off as seasonal workers. The 2,500 new employees do not have to start as seasonal workers since the company will hire them as fulltime employees.

The positions that Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) intends to fill, are found in specific regions in the US, which include Virginia, Columbia, Dupont, Southern Carolina, Chester, Virginia, and Tennessee to mention but a few. This move by Amazon.com Inc is a good one, and although it will cost the company, it has demonstrated that it is well capable of sustaining such a huge wage bill. Amazon is not short of operating cash, and this makes it slightly easier for it to support the new employees by paying them the best rates.

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