Amazon to hire 100,000 full- and part-time employees in US, Canada

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Just days after the popular online retailer said it would be hiring 33,000 corporate and technology workers, Amazon announced early Monday it plans to hire an additional 100,000 full- and part-time workers in the United States and Canada.

“We’re very, very fortunate to be in a position where we’re growing,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s VP of Global Customer Fulfillment.

Because of the pandemic, Amazon has seen increased demand in online orders.

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3,000 of those jobs are available in the Seattle area.

“So these associates will come in, they will be sorting, picking, packing and then ultimately with our service providers, delivering these packages to the customers,” Boler Davis added.

In a news release, the company said the jobs pay at least $15 an hour, and new hires in certain cities could be offered up to a $1,000 sign-on bonus. Full-time workers also are eligible for more benefits, including health, vision and dental insurance; a 401(k) with 50% company match; 20 weeks of paid parental leave; and tuition assistance, the release said.

“We are opening 100 buildings this month alone across new fulfillment and sortation centers, delivery stations and other sites,” Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of worldwide operations, said in a statement.

Amazon said the states with the most jobs available are Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.

To see which jobs are available, visit http://amazon.com/apply.

To get information about Amazon’s upcoming career day on Sept. 16, visit amazoncareerday.com/?cmpid=SMTWEB5394B.