Amazon announced it will convert 125,000 of the 175,000 temporary roles hired since March to permanent jobs.
The retail giant had hired the extra temporary workers amid increased demand during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“As the long-term picture becomes more clear, we’re providing the opportunity for 125,000 of those who came on with us seasonally to stay with Amazon and transition into a regular, full-time role beginning in June,” the retail giant said in a blog post. “Some may choose to return to their previous job and others may choose to stay at Amazon in seasonal or part-time roles.”
The remaining 50,000 workers it has brought on will stay on seasonal contracts that last up to 11 months, a company spokeswoman told CNBC.