Amazon Opens 100 000 Jobs in US and Canada

Amazon said it will hire an additional 100,000 in the US and Canada markets for regular full-time and part-time jobs in its fulfilment and logistics network as it expands its footprint to better serve customers in communities where they live.

The global e-commerce giant announced that fresh hiring of 100,000 regular employees will be done throughout the US and Canada on top of the 33,000 corporate and technology jobs announced last week.

The roles offer a starting wage of at least $15 per hour, and in select cities Amazon is offering sign-on bonuses up to $1,000 to new hires. On top of Amazon’s minimum $15 wage, the company offers full-time employees industry-leading benefits, which include health, vision and dental insurance from day one, 401(k) with 50 percent company match, up to 20 weeks paid parental leave and Amazon’s innovative Career Choice program, which pre-pays 95% of tuition for courses in high-demand fields.

“We are opening 100 buildings this month alone across new fulfilment and sortation centers, delivery stations, and other sites,” said Dave Clark, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations at Amazon in a statement released Monday.

 “We are proud to be hiring 100,000 new associates with pay of $15 per hour or more across those buildings and in our network. Our expansion also comes with an unwavering commitment to safety. Collectively, our new team members have already completed more than 1,200,000 hours of safety training, with over 500,000 more hours expected, to ensure that in addition to fast and efficient delivery for our customers, we’re providing a safe and modern environment for our employees and partners.”

Amazon has already opened over 75 new fulfilment, sortation centers, regional air hubs, and delivery stations in the U.S. and Canada in 2020 to serve customers. Since 2010, the company said it directly created more than 600,000 jobs in the US across its corporate offices and operations sites, and invested more than $350 billion across more than 40 states, including infrastructure and compensation./TimesNowNews

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