Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) said on Thursday it would create more than 100,000 jobs in the U.S. in the next 18 months.
The Seattle-based company announced the job creation plan in a release on Thursday. The new position will be “full-time, full-benefit” and “are for people all across the country and with all types of experience, education and skill levels — from engineers and software developers to those seeking entry-level positions and on-the-job training,”
The move will bring Amazon’s total workforce to more than 280,000. The company has grown its workforce to 180,000 over the past five years.
Amazon is one of the companies that announced job creation after Donald Trump’s election. SoftBank Group Corp., Ford Motor Company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd all announced their job creation plans in the U.S.
Amazon also said the jobs will be in different fields. Some will be in fulfillment centers, while some will work on cloud technology, machine learning and advanced logistics.
“These jobs are not just in our Seattle headquarters or in Silicon Valley – they’re in our customer service network, fulfillment centers and other facilities in local communities throughout the country,” CEO Jeff Bezos said in a statement.