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Amazon announces huge raft of North American job vacancies

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Amazon has announced that it is going to hire an additional 100,000 people in the U.S. and Canada on top of 33,000 Corporate and Technology jobs it announced last week. The new vacancies will be in its fulfillment and logistics network with wages starting at $15 per hour.

In select cities, Amazon has said it will also offer a sign-on bonus of up to $1,000 for new hires. Aside from the $15 minimum wage, the company gives full-time employees “industry-leading” benefits such as health, vision, and dental insurance from day one, a 401(k) with 50% company match, up to 20 weeks paid parental leave, and access to Amazon’s Career Choice program which pre-pays 95% of tuition for courses in high-demand fields.

Commenting on the vacancies, Dave Clark, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations at Amazon, said:

“We are opening 100 buildings this month alone across new fulfillment and sortation centers, delivery stations, and other sites. 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.”

The locations with the most roles this time are Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you’ve like to see all of the available job openings, head over to Amazon Delivers Jobs.

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