The Christmas season is upon us, in terms of retail. Amazon.com is in the process of hiring 80,000 season workers at its distribution centers across the country. Locally, Amazon.com has a large distribution center located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania off Exit 44 of Interstate 81 and Lewisberry, Pennsylvania. Retailers, including Amazon.com, are expecting an uptick in holiday sales in comparison to last year.
The pace of hiring at a retailer can serve as an indicator of expectations for the holiday shopping season, which accounts for 20 percent of the industry’s annual sales, according to the National Retail Federation, a trade group.
Overall, the National Retail Federation said it expects sales during the November and December period to increase 4.1 percent to $616.9 billion, up a percentage point higher than last year. It marks the highest increase since 2011 when the rise was 4.8 percent.
If you live in Carlisle and are looking for employment, check out Amazon.com website for opening in the Amazon Carlisle distribution center or Amazon Lewisberry distribution center