Amazon To Hire 150,000 US Seasonal Workers

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Amazon reported higher profits but shares fell on a disappointing revenue figure in the second quarter of 2021
Amazon reported higher profits but shares fell on a disappointing revenue figure in the second quarter of 2021

Amazon (AMZN) is beefing up its workforce by adding 150,000 seasonal employees across the U.S. as the e-commerce giant looks to meet the crushing demand of online shoppers for the holiday season.

The seasonal jobs pay an average of $18 per hour to start, with a sign-on bonus of up to $3,000 and an additional $3 per hour, depending on shifts in many locations. Seasonal workers will also have the opportunity to move to a long-term position with the company, Amazon said.

The 150,000 season workers are in addition to the 125,000 jobs Amazon announced back in September.

Jobs available include positions in Amazon’s operations networks, where workers will stow, pick, pack, and ship products. New hires will be fully trained and follow strict COVID health and safety protocols, Amazon said.

The greatest need for seasonal workers is in the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia, according to Amazon.

Interested job candidates can apply at www.amazon.com/apply

“We are proud to be offering a huge range of full-time, part-time, and now seasonal jobs with great pay and benefits,” Alicia Boler Davis, senior vice president, Global Customer Fulfillment, said in a statement. “Our seasonal hiring helps us deliver on our promises to customers while also providing flexibility to our full-time employees during busy periods."

Walmart also recently announced that it was hiring 150,000 workers for the holiday season, along with Target adding 100,000 seasonal employees, Kohl’s hiring 90,000 positions, and Macy’s adding 76,000 full- and part-time jobs.

As of Monday at 11:32 a.m. ET, shares of Amazon were trading at $3,415.00, up $5.98, or 0.18%.


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