With online shopping continuing to spike and the holiday season looming, Sam's Club is preparing by creating new and permanent e-commerce positions.

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The members-only superstore chain, owned by Walmart, is looking to bring on 2,000 employees for their fulfillment and distribution centers, reports Business Insider.

Online purchases are likely to make up a large part of Sam's Club holiday sales, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic still raging.

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Sam's new "Ship from Club" program will let members order items from their local club online and delivered to them. Sam's Club tells Business Insider the new service is estimated to "account for about one-fifth of all online orders."

Tony Rogers Sam's Club Chief Member Officer said in a statement, "COVID-19 has changed how our members shop and the experiences they desire. We're listening and evolving our approach to meet their needs."

Sam's Club is getting a jump on the holiday shopping action. They've already activated some of their Black Friday deals.

Sam's Club isn't the only retailer beefing up its staff for the holidays. Walmart reportedly plans to bring on 20,000 seasonal fulfillment center workers. Target will hire about 130,000 new employees, and Kohl's is looking to fill 90,000 seasonal positions. But Sam's Club's current hiring spree is the only of the aforementioned retailers to be offering full-time, long-term employment.

SOURCES: BusinessInsider.com