Even after bringing in tens of thousands of full-time workers, Amazon announced that it is hiring 150,000 seasonal workers for the holidays.
To sweeten the deal, Amazon is offering average starting pay of $18 per hour, sign-on bonuses up to $3,000 and an additional $3 per hour depending on shifts in many locations, plus the opportunity to transition to long-term jobs.
Seasonal workers are essential to how Amazon delivers for customers, the company stated, while they enjoy income flexibility before the end of the year. Particularly, Amazon welcomed workers who sign up with the company each year to take advantage of seasonal opportunities.
Holiday workers will support full-time employees across over 250 new fulfillment centers, sortation centers, regional air hubs, and delivery stations that opened in the United States during 2021, Amazon asserted. States with the greatest number of seasonal jobs, the company noted, include Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.
“We are proud to be offering a huge range of full-time, part-time and now seasonal jobs with great pay and benefits,” said Alicia Boler Davis, svp/global customer fulfillment, in announcing the holiday worker initiative. “Our seasonal hiring helps us deliver on our promises to customers while also providing flexibility to our full-time employees during busy periods. Joining Amazon in one of our seasonal roles offers high-paying, part-time work, or a path to a full-time position, with benefits like our Career Choice program to help people advance their education and careers within Amazon or beyond.”