Amazon to add 30,000 part-time jobs

Amazon announced that it will create 30,000 part-time positions in the United States in 2018, 24/7 Wall St. reported. 

The jobs will support operation of the Amazon Virtual Customer Service system. Five thousand of the new jobs will be work-from-home positions and the rest of the workforce will be based at warehouses, USA Today noted.

The company will provide benefits, including tuition assistance, to employees in the program who work more than 20 hours a week, 24/7 Wall St. reported. 

"There are lots of people who want or need a flexible job - whether they're a military spouse, a college student or a parent - and we're happy to empower these talented people no matter where they happen to live," said Amazon VP for Worldwide Customer Service Tom Weiland, according to USA Today. 

The announcement follows the news that Amazon pledged to create 100,00 full-time jobs over the next two years. The source reported that, as of the end of the fiscal year in 2016, the company had more than 341,000 employees. Research has also shown that Amazon makes up 1 in every 8 jobs in the country. 

Amazon announced that it will create 30,000 part-time positions in the United States in 2018.