Amazon to Hire 125,000 Employees Across America

Sep 14, 2021 By MarketDepth

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Amazonpickupsandreturns, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has announced its plan to hire 125,000 full-time and part-time jobs in logistics as it continues to expand its footprint to serve customers in their own communities.  The additional 125,000 local employment announcement comes as no surprise as earlier this month the company reported 40,000 corporate and technology jobs.  The job roles in fulfillment and transportation start at a wage of over USD 18 per hour and will reach up to USD 22.50 per hour in select locations.  Full-time employees will receive comprehensive benefits that include health, vision, dental insurance, 401k with 50% company match and more.  “Before Amazon, I was at a car wash making $9 an hour. Then I came to Amazon and I started earning $15 an hour—it was life-changing for me,” said Leonardo, an operations employee at an Amazon fulfillment center in Miami. “This is the first time in my life that I’ve had dental insurance, vision insurance, and life insurance. And now that I have it here, I feel really good.”

“Amazon’s job creation efforts will be welcomed by job seekers across America—especially in more rural locations, which are traditionally not the focus of strong retail investment,” said. Our research has found that salaries for logistics jobs are 16% higher than shop-floor jobs, and a higher percentage of logistics roles have scope for full-time working and provide benefits such as healthcare. In essence, this expansive job creation effort will provide an injection of wealth and opportunity into local areas.”

Neil Saunders, Managing Director, Retail, for Global Data, an intelligence and analytics research firm