A new system for hiring and firing employees on Amazon’s business-management platform is coming to the United States.
The new system, announced by Amazon’s corporate office in Seattle, allows employees to submit their applications, with a $20 processing fee, within 72 hours, with Amazon choosing which candidates to bring on.
This could give Amazon the ability to hire more employees in less time and money.
The system is part of Amazon’s broader push to increase its workforce, which currently employs around 200,000 people, and has been designed with ease of use and speed in mind.
Amazon employs about one-third of the U.S. workforce, but the platform offers more flexibility in terms of how to manage workers, and it also includes tools that make it easier to find and hire talent, like the JobRabbit platform, that provides job listings on a mobile device.
For example, Amazon is offering an online application that lets users apply to jobs on its platform within 24 hours.
And the company is also offering its JobRabbits platform to employers, allowing them to create a personal profile that lets employees and applicants find each other, which Amazon says makes it easier for them to quickly connect.
“We are going to have a much more agile workforce with this platform,” Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder, told investors in October, adding that Amazon will use the system to hire and replace employees faster.
The company has also been expanding its workforce by bringing in more people from outside of the United Kingdom.
Last month, it announced the hiring of more than 200 new staff members in the United Arab Emirates, and in the first half of 2018 it added more than 1,200 people in Spain and Ireland.
The U.K. and other nations have traditionally been the home of Amazon, which started selling products in the country in 1995 and has grown into the largest online retailer in the world with more than $50 billion in annual sales.
However, Amazon has faced pressure in recent years to improve its business from rivals like Amazon Prime, which offers more discounts and deals than competitors.