As Amazon heads into the holiday shopping season, the company is currently looking to fill more than 100,000 seasonal jobs across its network of customer fulfillment and delivery facilities this year.
Newly hired applicants will benefit from the new Amazon $15 minimum hourly wage, weekly paychecks for seasonal roles, flexible shift opportunities to fit within busy schedules, the option of receiving job information via text messaging, and a new application process that helps fit job seekers to the right building and the right role.
Amazon hiring teams across the country are also continuing to hold job fairs, especially in California, Illinois, Washington, Kentucky, New Jersey, and Florida, where the hiring need is greatest for fulfillment centers, sortation centers, and delivery stations.
“For those who are looking for short-term roles to help pay for gifts or supplement other income, this is a great opportunity to try a role with Amazon for the first time. We also have team members who return to work at Amazon during the holidays year after year,” said Dave Clark, svp/Amazon operations. “Since the $15 minimum wage announcement, we are seeing a great response from job applicants and are encouraged in our early efforts to lead in pay for hourly employees.”
In response to Amazon’s $15 minimum wage announcement issued on October 2, the company said that more than 70,000 applications were received in the first 48 hours post announcement.