Amazon is hiring 100,000 staff for the holidays

Amazon is gearing up for the holiday season
Amazon is gearing up for the holiday season

Amazon is creating 100,000 seasonal jobs to deal with increased demand over the holiday period, the U.S. e-commerce giant said Tuesday.

The roles will be across the company's shipping warehouses and sorting centers in the U.S. and follows the hiring of 25,000 permanent employees in the run up to the holidays.

"We've hired more than 25,000 full-time associates across the U.S. in recent months and we're looking forward to adding 100,000 seasonal employees for the upcoming holiday season," Mike Roth, Amazon's vice president of North America operation, said in a statement.

Last year, Amazon hired 80,000 seasonal staff during. The e-commerce titan said it has more than 90,000 full-time employees across its more than 50 fulfillment centers and 20 sorting centers in the U.S.

In its latest earnings report, Amazon said net income for the three months ending June 30 hit $92 million, a turnaround from the $126 million loss posted in the same quarter last year.