Amazon steps up its recruitment drive for Peak
Amazon is hiring 250,000 people in full-time, part-time, and seasonal fulfilment centre and transportation roles in hundreds of cities and towns across the U.S.
Amazon has added more than 800,000 jobs in the last five years—and is now investing $1.3 billion this year toward pay increases for customer fulfillment and transportation employees, bringing the average pay for those roles to over $20.50 per hour (a more than 50% increase over five years), with some locations offering as much as $28 per hour.
“The holiday season is always a special time at Amazon and we’re excited to hire 250,000 additional people this year to help serve customers across the country,” said John Felton, Amazon’s senior vice president of Worldwide Operations. “Whether someone is looking for a short-term way to make extra money, or is hoping to take their first step toward a fulfilling and rewarding career at Amazon, there’s a role available for them. A fulfillment or transportation employee who starts with us today will see a 13% increase in pay over the next three years—likely more, including our annual wage investments.”
Amazon increases hourly wages every year, and over the last five years, has invested more than $10 billion in hourly pay. This year, Amazon also has continued to invest in employee benefits, adding several new offerings, including a new emergency savings program and a financial assistance pilot program that has helped save customer fulfillment and transportation employees nearly $20 million—all available from day one of employment.