Despite huge lines recorded on Black Friday, the United States saw that Americans were not so keen on opening their wallets during the 2012 holiday shopping season. Cautiousness of American customers resulted in the worst holiday shopping season since 2008 when the country entered a “deep recession.” Analysts note that U.S. holiday sales were affected by bad weather and rising uncertainty about economy including concerns over so-called fiscal cliff.
Amazon.com Inc. informed that it would hire over 50.000 temporary workers at its order-fulfillment centers across the United States for the upcoming holiday shopping season. The company, which employs approximately 20,000 workers, wants to place its new temporary workers at its 40 order-fulfillment centers across the Unites States. Amazon.com Inc, the Seattle-based company, expects to thousands of those temporary workers to stay on full-time after the holiday shopping season.