Amazon is expanding its already massive workforce by six-figure amounts before the holidays.
The e-commerce giant plans to hire 100,000 seasonal workers in the US and Canada. The jobs mainly relate to the company’s division of operations, which includes warehouse, delivery and logistics functions.
“Amazon offers jobs for people with different backgrounds and different skill levels. These 100,000 new seasonal jobs offer opportunities for salary incentives, benefits and a path to a longer-term career, or they can simply provide additional income and flexibility during the holiday season, “the company said in a press release.
As of October 2018, the company has provided a minimum wage of $ 15 that extends to seasonal workers and gig workers who Deliver packages through the Amazon Flex app.
In some locations, Amazon also pays sign-up bonuses of up to $ 1,500.
Seasonal jobs at Amazon
Seasonal openings include part-time and full-time positions. Most of them are beginners, but some may require experience.
According to the announcement of the cessation, the seasonal openings on Amazon’s “Operations Network” include:
- Order stowers, pickers, packers and dispatchers.
- Package delivery driver.
- Security ambassador.
- Related roles in Operations HR, IT and Robotics.
These positions are available at Amazon’s Fulfillment, Cargo, and Prime Now centers, as well as Whole Foods locations.
Amazon’s job board states that the most common jobs are open to warehouse workers, packaging sorters, and part-time grocery buyers. Such jobs do not require any experience. A high school diploma, or GED, is all you need to qualify.
To find jobs near you, use the Amazon delivers job exchange or write to AMAZON at 77088.
The application process doesn’t even require a résumé or an interview. The positions can start after one week from the time of your application.
While in most cases no work history is required, delivery and warehouse positions are physically demanding. You need to be on your feet and may need to move or carry heavy packages and orders. To qualify for a driving position, you must have a valid driver’s license and be at least 21 years old.
According to the hiring announcement, seasonal positions offer a path to permanent work at Amazon.
The company has a culture of internal promotion and career development. This year, Amazon promoted 35,000 operations and invested $ 60 million in its career development program, Career Choice. The program trains Amazon employees for the jobs that are in demand, regardless of whether these positions are filled at Amazon or at other companies.
This latest set of seasonal jobs on Amazon is on in addition to the 130,000 permanent positions The company announced in September.
Amazon is one of several employers that are hired before the holiday season. The penny hoarder counted more than half a million seasonal vacancies this year.
This article originally appeared on www.thepennyhoarder.com