Inside Logistics

Amazon hiring 100,000 seasonal workers

Within 48 hours of the U.S.$15 minimum wage announcement, more than 70,000 applications were completed for Amazon jobs


October 19, 2018
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SEATTLE — Amazon is currently filling more than 100,000 seasonal jobs across its network of customer fulfillment and delivery facilities.

In response to the $15 minimum wage announcement issued on October 2nd:

  • More than 70,000 applications were received in the first 48 hours post announcement;
  • More applications were received in the week after the announcement than in the entire month of August;
  • Traffic to the company’s jobs website was up 180 per cent;
  • Tens of thousands of interested job applicants have already picked their preferred shift and attended hiring events across the U.S.

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.

“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 for 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.”

Amazon hiring teams are continuing to hold job fairs, especially in California, Illinois, Washington, Kentucky, New Jersey, and Florida, where the hiring need is greatest for fulfillment centres, sortation centres, and delivery stations. Seasonal team members help fulfill customer orders, sort packages, load trucks, and the hundreds of other tasks needed to make the holidays happen for customers.

Continues Clark, “Every year we start again with hundreds of new leadership promotions, new facilities launching in new communities, teams are built and trained, massive selection is stocked … all in preparation for our busiest time of the year.”