Amazon to Hire 100,000 for Holiday Rush

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Amazon to Hire 100,000 for Holiday Rush

Amazon said Monday it plans to hire 100,000 people in the United States for the upcoming holiday season.

The online retail giant said this was on top of the hiring of 25,000 full-time workers since August.

Amazon said it employs 90,000 people full-time at its more than 50 customer service facilities and 20 package distribution centers.

But it also tends to hire many people for the year-end holiday rush.

Last year, for instance, it took on 80,000 people for the Christmas holidays.

Amazon has been criticized over working conditions, particularly at its call centers that take customer orders.

The company insists it pays competitive wages and offers benefits such as health care and company contributions towards retirement plans.

Amazon earlier this week said it was suing more than 1,000 users who are misleading customers by providing fake reviews of products on its online retail platform. The e-commerce giant filed a complaint in Seattle court on Friday. The latest lawsuit comes months after the company sued several websites that peddled reviews to sellers.

The lawsuit is targeting 1,114 users on Fiverr.com, a website where people sell goods and services for as low as $5 (roughly Rs. 325). In the lawsuit, Amazon restated that it prohibits fake reviews as mentioned in its ToC and that such information misleads people.

In April, Amazon, the world's largest e-commerce website, sued several websites that were offering the service of selling false reviews. The company said that most of such websites have been shut down, and its new suit is to weed out the individuals who are posting misleading reviews.

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