So far this year, Amazon has created tens of thousands of new
full-time jobs at its U.S. fulfillment and customer service centers
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 13, 2016--
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced it is creating more than
120,000 seasonal positions across its U.S. network of fulfillment
centers, sortation centers and customer service sites this holiday
season. Last year, more than 14,000 seasonal positions were transitioned
to regular, full-time roles after the holidays and the company expects
to increase that number this year.
“This is our favorite time of year—we love serving customers during the
busy holiday season and we’re excited to bring on more than 120,000
seasonal employees this year to support growing customer demand,” said
Mike Roth, Amazon Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment. “Last
year alone, more than 14,000 seasonal employees stayed on in regular,
full-time positions after the holidays and we expect to increase that
number this year.”
Seasonal positions are being offered in the following states: Arizona,
California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois,
Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota,
Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina,
Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
So far this year, Amazon has created tens of thousands of new full-time
roles in its U.S. fulfillment and customer service centers. Full-time
employees receive competitive wages and comprehensive benefits,
including healthcare, 401(k) with 50 percent match, stock awards and
bonuses. Amazon also offers employees innovative programs such as Career
Choice, which pre-pays 95 percent of tuition for courses related to
in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a
career at Amazon. Since the program’s launch four years ago, more than
7,000 employees in 10 countries have pursued degrees in game design and
visual communications, nursing, IT programming and radiology, to name a
Throughout the year on average, nearly 90 percent of associates across
the company’s U.S. fulfillment network are regular, full-time employees.
Candidates interested in seasonal positions can learn more and apply
online at www.amazon.com/seasonal.
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than
competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational
excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping,
personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle
Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa
are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more
information, visit www.amazon.com/about.
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