Amazon has introduced plans to rent 250,000 staff for the vacation season, up from 150,000 hires the yr earlier than.
Amazon historically hires numerous employees to assist it sustain with vacation gross sales, however this yr, the corporate seems to be to be hiring the most important quantity but. In keeping with an organization weblog publish, Amazon plans to deliver on 250,000 staff, up 100,000 over final yr.
The corporate says it would pay a median of $20.50 per hour for brand spanking new hires, with some areas beginning as excessive as $28 per hour.
“The vacation season is all the time a particular time at Amazon and we’re excited to rent 250,000 extra individuals this yr to assist serve prospects throughout the nation,” mentioned John Felton, Amazon’s senior vp of Worldwide Operations. “Whether or not somebody is in search of a short-term option to make more money, or is hoping to take their first step towards a satisfying and rewarding profession at Amazon, there’s a job obtainable for them. A success or transportation worker who begins with us at this time will see a 13% enhance in pay over the following three years—seemingly extra, together with our annual wage investments—and that’s on prime of choices like pay as you go faculty tuition with Profession Selection and well being care advantages from day one.”
Amazon additionally touted the extra advantages it gives:
Amazon gives profession development alternatives, anytime entry to earned pay, well being, imaginative and prescient, and dental insurance coverage from the primary day on the job; a 401(okay) with firm match; as much as 20 weeks of paid being pregnant/parental depart for beginning dad and mom (six weeks for eligible supporting dad and mom); and Amazon’s Assets for Dwelling program, a free profit providing psychological well being and monetary providers and assist for workers, their households, and their households.