Amazon continues to provide opportunities for full-time and part-time jobs in logistics as it expands its footprint to better serve customers in communities where they live.
The company announced that it is providing an additional 125,000 local employment opportunities throughout the US, on top of the 40,000 corporate and technology jobs announced earlier this month.
The roles in fulfillment and transportation offer an average starting wage of more than $18 per hour—and up to $22.50 per hour in some locations. Hiring for the new roles is already underway and sign-on bonuses of up to $3,000 are available in select locations.
“Amazon’s job creation efforts will be welcomed by job seekers across America—especially in more rural locations, which are traditionally not the focus of strong retail investment. Our research has found that salaries for logistics jobs are 16% higher than shop-floor jobs, and a higher percentage of logistics roles have scope for full-time working and provide benefits such as healthcare. In essence, this expansive job creation effort will provide an injection of wealth and opportunity into local areas.”Neil Saunders, Managing Director, Retail, for Global Data, an intelligence and analytics research firm
In 2021, Amazon opened over 250 new fulfillment centers, sortation centers, regional air hubs, and delivery stations in the US and will open over 100 more buildings in September alone. These are investments that can unlock opportunity, helping to revitalize cities and neighborhoods.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Amazon has hired more than 450,000 people in the U.S., and one-in-10 hourly employees who have been with the company six months or longer have been promoted.
Amazon Largest Job Creator in the US
Amazon is now the largest job creator in the US and was recently named by LinkedIn as the No. 1 company where Americans want to work and develop their careers.
“We are proud to offer opportunities for people from a range of backgrounds, from furloughed workers to former military personnel. We take our responsibility as an employer seriously and want our employees to succeed and thrive. That’s why we offer an average starting wage of over $18 per hour, provide a great range of comprehensive benefits—including healthcare coverage, parental leave, career training, and ways to save for the future—and have a team of thousands working to build a safe and inclusive work environment. Whether you’re looking for a short-term job to make money for the holidays or a long-term career, you’re welcome here, and we look forward to having you on our team.”Dave Clark, CEO of Worldwide Consumer at Amazon
Amazon Delivery Partners to Hire 50,000 Workers
In addition to hiring employees for its operations, Amazon is also supporting the growth of small and medium-sized businesses and helping to create tens of thousands of additional jobs.
Amazon works with more than 2,500 Delivery Service Partners, enabling these aspiring entrepreneurs to build their own delivery companies by leveraging Amazon’s experience in operations and logistics.
These partners plan to hire more than 50,000 delivery associates by the end of the year.
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