Amazon Hires 100,000 Employees Across North America | Financial Buzz

Amazon Hires 100,000 Employees Across North America

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has provided jobs to 100,000 employees across North America within its fulfillment and logistics network as it expands to better serve its customers in their communities.  Amazon has announced the hiring of an additional 100,000 regular employment opportunities throughout North America.  The roles will offer a minimum of USD 15 per hour and in select cities, Amazon offers sign-on bonuses up to USD 1,000 to new hires.  The company offers full time employees with lead benefits such as health, vision and dental insurance, 401k with 50% company match up to 20 weeks paid parental leave and Amazon’s innovative Career Choice Program that pre-pays 95% of tuition for courses in high-demand fields. 

“We are opening 100 buildings this month alone across new fulfillment and sortation centers, delivery stations, and other sites,” said Dave Clark, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations at Amazon. “We are proud to be hiring 100,000 new associates with pay of $15 per hour or more across those buildings and in our network. Our expansion also comes with an unwavering commitment to safety. Collectively, our new team members have already completed more than 1,200,000 hours of safety training, with over 500,000 more hours expected, to ensure that in addition to fast and efficient delivery for our customers, we’re providing a safe and modern environment for our employees and partners.”

Amazon has opened over 75 new fulfillment centers, air hubs and delivery stations within North America in 2020 to serve customers.