Amazon to hire 150,000 employees for peak season

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Amazon will hire 150,000 employees throughout the US in full-time, seasonal and part-time roles across its operations network.

Jobs in Amazon’s operations network include stowing, picking, packing, sorting and shipping customer orders. While there are jobs available across the country, the states with the greatest number of available positions include California, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Oregon, Texas, Tennessee, Utah and Washington. The roles are available to applicants from all backgrounds and experience levels. Employees are expected to earn approximately US$19 per hour on average, based on position and location in the US.

Amazon jobs provide benefits for regular full-time employees, including career advancement and earned pay access, plus health, vision and dental insurance from the first day on the job; a 401(k) with 50% company match; up to 20 weeks of paid leave and six weeks of parental leave; and Amazon’s Resources for Living program, a free mental health benefit offering services and support for employees, their families and their households.

John Felton, senior vice president of worldwide operations at Amazon, said, “We’re proud to offer a wide variety of roles for people of all backgrounds, with more than 150,000 roles available across the country. Whether someone is looking for some extra money for a few months or a long-term career, the holidays are a great time for people to join Amazon, and many of our seasonal employees return year after year or transition into full-time roles. Those who choose to stay with us will find a lot of opportunities to grow their careers, whether they take advantage of our free college tuition programs or seek out promotions across our network – this year alone, more than 20,000 frontline employees received promotions.”

Rose Deimler, an Amazon employee who is now a senior human resources business partner at Amazon’s fulfillment center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, said, “I’m an HR professional by trade and joined Amazon in a seasonal operations role when the company I worked for closed. I was really just looking for a job to help pay the bills while I figured out my next step and, nearly 11 years later, I’ve grown the opportunity into a senior-level HR role with five direct reports. Now, I’m able to help other employees learn and grow within the company.”

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