Amazon vans line up at a distribution middle to choose up packages for supply on Amazon Prime Day, July 16, 2019, in Orlando, Florida.

Paul Hennessy | NurPhoto | Getty Photographs on Monday mentioned it’s recruiting 100,000 extra employees — the fourth hiring spree it has introduced for america this 12 months — to maintain tempo with e-commerce demand that jumped in the course of the pandemic.

The world’s largest on-line retailer mentioned the positions are for full and part-time work in its house nation and Canada, and these will embrace roles at 100 new warehouse and operations websites it’s opening this month. The Seattle-based firm employed 876,800 folks as of June 30, excluding contractors and momentary personnel.

The information displays Amazon’s fixed want for labor to choose, pack and ship merchandise to customers’ doorsteps, with a 40% income rise final quarter and the most important revenue within the retailer’s 26-year-history. It’s rolling out automation at its latest buildings on the identical time, mentioned Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vp of worldwide buyer success.

“We’ll proceed to deploy expertise the place applicable, ranging from a security perspective” and “the place we will enhance our total operation,” Boler Davis mentioned in an interview.

She didn’t have a touch upon whether or not automation means fewer jobs per warehouse however mentioned Amazon makes use of its methods for collaboration with folks. “We do not take a look at it as an ‘both/or.'”

Boler Davis, not too long ago appointed to Amazon’s senior management crew, mentioned the corporate continues to be evaluating seasonal employment wants for the winter vacation, other than the 100,000 positions it’s filling.

Earlier this month Amazon introduced 33,000 openings for company and expertise employees. It introduced 100,000 and 75,000 new operations jobs in March and April, respectively, in an enchantment to individuals who have been laid off by different companies in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.