Amazon looks to hire 100,000 more people

  • Amazon looks to hire 100,000 more people

Amazon looks to hire 100,000 more people

Either way, Amazon's latest effort, revealed Monday, dwarfs its previous campaign to enlist 3,500 tech and office workers in August, upped to 33,000 workers in September across Denver, New York, Phoenix and Seattle.

"This [the hiring] is in response to our incredible growth over the past year as we are seeing an increase in customer demand", said Lighty.

The fulfillment center, at 6802 W Old Bingham Highway, opened a month ago and already employs about 800 people, but hundreds of new opportunities will soon be available there. "We've been investing in the state for more than a decade, so while we talk a lot about job creation and being able to get important items out to customers as they need them throughout the pandemic and every day, we also support more than 49,000 small and medium-sized business across New Jersey who can continue to keep their virtual doors open despite this hard time".

Positions run the gamut from packing customer orders to shipping and logistics jobs.

"The jobs at the Last Mile facility are a little different because there they are sorting packages by zip code". Officials at Amazon said they hope to better serve customers in the communities where they live and will provide a starting wage of at least $15 an hour plus benefits.

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Amazon has already opened over 75 new fulfilment, sortation centers, regional air hubs, and delivery stations in the USA and Canada in 2020 to serve customers.

"We are opening 100 buildings this month alone across new fulfillment and sortation centers, delivery stations and other sites", said Dave Clark, Amazon's senior vice president of worldwide operations, in a statement. It's also in addition to the more than 16,000 Amazon jobs already existing in Pennsylvania. The expansion also comes with a commitment to safety Clark said, noting new team members have already completed more than 1.2 million hours of safety training amid the coronavirus pandemic.