Amazon hires 75,000 in US and Canada to cope with expansion
AMAZON, after raising starting pay to US$17 per hour, plus sign-on bonuses in many locations of $1,000, has announced it is hiring 75,000 people in the US and Canada, reports the American Journal of Transportation
17 May 2021 - 19:00
Locations with the most jobs are Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin.
The company offers full-time employees industry-leading benefits, which include health, vision, and dental insurance, 401(k) with 50 per cent company match, paid parental leave, and access to various company-funded upskilling opportunities, including Amazon's innovative Career Choice programme, which prepays 95 per cent of tuition for courses in high-demand fields.
Said Amazon vice president Alicia Boler Davis: 'Starting on their first day, we're offering a $100 benefit to new hires who come to Amazon already vaccinated for Covid-19.'
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