Amazon adding 100,000 seasonal workers

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Amazon adding 100,000 seasonal workers

By Dan Berthiaume - 10/27/2020

Amazon is creating new seasonal jobs in several locations across the U.S. and Canada, and also has promoted more than 35,000 operations employees in 2020.

The e-tail giant will complement its regular full- and part-time positions with the new seasonal roles, which it says can offer opportunities for pay incentives, benefits, and a path to a longer-term career. The jobs will include stowing, picking, packing, shipping and delivering customer orders; as well as managing people, being a safety ambassador, working in HR, IT, operating robotics, and other responsibilities. 

New hires will be fully trained and all facilities follow strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Interested candidates can visit amazon.com/apply to learn more. In September, Amazon launched a hiring blitz for 100,000 new full- and part-time employees across the U.S. and Canada. That same month, Amazon hosted a virtual Career Day for 33,000 open corporate and tech positions. Earlier this year, in two separate announcements, the company said it would add 100,000 and 75,000 new operations jobs, respectively.

In addition, Amazon announced it has promoted more than 35,000 operations employees in 2020, and that 30,000 employees have taken advantage of Amazon’s Career Choice program, where the company pre-pays 95% of tuition for eligible employees to go back to school regardless of whether or not the skills they learn are relevant to a career at Amazon.

“At Amazon, we believe in providing our employees with great jobs and better futures. We’re proud to see our employees grow through promotions to the next level at Amazon and also through programs like Career Choice, which help them pursue careers in high demand fields,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon VP of global customer fulfillment. “These 35,000 newly-promoted Amazonians came from a variety of backgrounds, and many started in seasonal jobs like we’re announcing today. They have made a big impact for our customers and contributed to a positive and safe work environment, and we’re thrilled to congratulate them on their next step.”