Amazon is hiring for the festive season – and they're not holding back. The ecommerce giant announced this week that it’s planning to hire a staggering quarter of a million staff to work in its customer fulfillment and transportation teams.
The tech behemoth has opened over 50 new fulfillment centers and delivery stations in the past 12 months and is now investing $1.3 billion to expand its payroll. However, none of the 250,000 roles are remote working positions.
Amazon has created more jobs in the United States than any other employer over the last five years and is now the second-largest employer in the country after Walmart.
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“The holiday season is always a special time at Amazon and we’re excited to hire 250,000 additional people this year to help serve customers across the country,” explains John Felton, Amazon’s SVP of Worldwide Operations, in a recent blog post.
Many of the full-time, part-time, and seasonal roles – available in “hundreds” of US cities and towns – are currently listed on the Amazon Jobs portal.
Hourly opportunities include Grocery Warehouse Associate, Sortation Center Associate, Amazon Flex delivery partner, and roles in Amazon pharmacies.
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At present, there are only four remote roles currently open at Amazon, and they’re all customer service-related roles that aren't part of this recruitment drive.
Amazon Warehouse Hiring Day
Along with the company’s wider hiring initiative, Amazon will be hosting an Amazon Warehouse Hiring Day on September 22, 2023. It's the company's biggest hiring event of this year.
On that date, there are hiring events taking place at Amazon warehouses in Ohio, Utah, Michigan, Kansas and New York, as well as a number of other states.
You can find a full list of warehouses holding events, as well as the vacant roles available at each location, on Amazon’s Warehouse Hiring Day portal.
How Much Will You Be Paid to Work for Amazon
Amazon’s recent $1.3 billion investment, the company says, means they can now offer an average wage of $20.50 per hour to customer fulfillment and transportation staff.
Some locations will offer up to $28 per hour to employees, but no other information is provided on precisely which centers offer the highest wages.
The ecommerce giant says on their jobs portal that “most” roles now offer over $21 per hour, but there are very few roles listed for over $20.50. However, knowing Amazon, they won't have trouble filling them.