Amazon is hiring 100,000 people in U.S. and Canada to meet the increased demand in its operations. The full- and part-time jobs start at $15 an hour and include signing bonuses of up to $1,000 in some areas. Many of the new positions will be at 100 new warehouse and operations sites that Amazon is opening this month.
- The new hires represent a roughly 10% expansion in Amazon's permanent global workforce, which is now around a million employees.
- The news come a week after Amazon said it plans to hire another 33,000 U.S. workers in corporate and tech roles at an average salary (including stock options) of $150,000.
- To help fill the positions, the company will provide 20,000 career coaching sessions with 1,000 recruiters for free to anyone who signs up for its virtual Career Day on Wednesday, Sept. 16.
- This spring, Amazon announced hiring for 175,000 new operations positions.
- In Q2 of 2020, Amazon said its sales rose 40% year-on-year, to $88.9b from $63.4b. Its net income doubled to a record $5.2b.
Where Amazon is hiring:
- Bellevue, Washington: 10,000 workers...