Amazon announces hiring push for 125K workers nationwide ahead of its annual Career Day
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Amazon announced Tuesday it is planning to hire 125,000 additional employees nationwide as the industry preps for another holiday season set against a resurging pandemic driven by the COVID-19 delta variant.
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As an incentive, Amazon touted that its offering sign-on bonuses of up to $3,000 in select locations for the new fulfillment and transportation roles. It's also offering an average starting wage of more than $18 per hour and up to $22.50 per hour in some locations. However, all of the roles come with comprehensive benefits, Amazon said.
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This includes health, vision, and dental insurance, 401(k) with 50% company match and paid parental leave. The company is also covering college tuition for its front-line employees as part of Amazon's Career Choice program.