Business, Logistics

UPS to Hold Holiday Hiring Steady at About 100,000

UPS truck Patrick Semansky/Bloomberg News

UPS Inc. expects to hire about 100,000 seasonal workers and pay them more to handle the avalanche of packages shipped between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the parcel delivery giant said Sept. 9.

David Koenig | Associated Press
September 10, 2019
Business, Logistics

Amazon Looks to Hire 30,000

Amazon Mark Lennihan/Bloomberg News

Amazon is going on a hiring spree. The online shopping giant is holding job fairs across the country next week, aiming to hire more than 30,000 people by early next year, a 5% bump in its total workforce.

Joseph Pisani | Associated Press
September 10, 2019
Business, Logistics

Amazon Brings Prime Program to Brazil to Outflank Local Rivals

Amazon package Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News Inc. is bringing its Prime membership program to Brazil in an effort to leapfrog competitors and gain traction in a country where it has been expanding slowly but surely.

Fabiola Moura | Bloomberg News
September 10, 2019
Business, Logistics

Amazon Promises 235 Jobs From Massachusetts Distribution Center

Amazon Distribution Center Jim Young/Bloomberg News

Amazon has already begun $5.6 million in renovation work for its new distribution center in Holyoke, Mass., and has told the local career center it is looking for a venue to host a hiring fair and fill 235 jobs.

Jim Kinney |  The Republican (Springfield, Mass.)
September 5, 2019
Business, Logistics

Amazon Opens Oklahoma Fulfillment Center

Amazon Warehouse Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News

Amazon’s newest facility, in Oklahoma City, received its first package Aug. 25. The Amazon fulfillment center is the first of its kind in Oklahoma. It functions as a hub for storage and delivery of products shipped through Amazon and works in conjunction with existing Amazon delivery and sortation centers in the metro area.

David Dishman | The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, Okla.)
August 27, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

Amazon to Open Another North Carolina Facility

Amazon Prime truck

HIGH POINT, N.C. — A north High Point warehouse under construction near Interstate 40 will be a delivery station for, the online retail giant confirmed Aug. 22.

Pat Kimbrough | The High Point Enterprise (N.C.)
August 23, 2019

Amazon Takes Options to Buy Stake in Cargojet

Amazon packages TT file photo has signed a deal with Cargojet Inc. that would allow the online retailer to buy a stake in the Canadian cargo carrier.

Paula Sambo | Bloomberg News
August 23, 2019
Business, Logistics

Amazon Spends $15 Billion to Help Merchants in Charm Offensive

Amazon box TT File Photo, criticized for wielding too much power over third-party merchants on its marketplace, said it will spend some $15 billion this year to help them boost sales.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
August 22, 2019
Business, Logistics

Amazon’s New India Campus Is Its Largest

Amazon Warehouse Ruhani Kaur/Bloomberg News on Aug. 21 opened its largest campus building globally in the south Indian city of Hyderabad as it prepares for a furious expansion and battle with nemesis Walmart Inc. in one of the world’s fastest-growing retail markets.

Saritha Rai | Bloomberg News
August 21, 2019
Business, Logistics

Amazon Tests ‘Top Brand’ Label for Some Big-Name Fashion Sellers

Amazon box on conveyor belt A "top brand" label could help ease tensions between Amazon and big-name companies. Amazon accounts for about 40% of online sales in the U.S. (Bess Adler/Bloomberg News) Inc. is designating products sold by certain companies as “top brands,” a test that if widely implemented could ease tension between the online retail giant and big-name companies used to favorable positioning at brick-and-mortar retailers.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
August 16, 2019