Amazon seeking 150k workers for holidays

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by Emily Atkins

Amazon is trying to hire 150,000 employees throughout the U.S. in full-time, seasonal, and part-time roles across its operations network.

The e-commerce giant is hiring for packing and picking, to sorting and shipping roles.

“Whether someone is looking for some extra money for a few months or a long-term career, the holidays are a great time for people to join Amazon, and many of our seasonal employees return year-after-year or transition into full-time roles,” said John Felton, Amazon’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations.

“Those who choose to stay with us will find a lot of opportunities to grow their careers, whether they take advantage of our free college tuition programs or seek out promotions across our network—this year alone, more than 20,000 front-line employees received promotions.”

Jobs include stowing, picking, packing, sorting, shipping customer orders, and more. The company is offering sign-on bonuses ranging from US$1,000 to $3,000 are available.

“I’m an HR professional by trade and joined Amazon in a seasonal operations role when the company I worked for closed,” said Amazon employee Rose Deimler, who is now a senior human resources business partner at Amazon’s fulfillment centre in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

“I was really just looking for a job to help pay the bills while I figured out my next step and, nearly 11 years later, I’ve grown the opportunity into a senior-level HR role with five direct reports. Now, I’m able to help other employees learn and grow within the company.”

While there are jobs available across the US, the states with the greatest number of available positions include: California, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Oregon, Texas, Tennessee, Utah, and Washington.