Amazon hires 125,000 people for an average of $ 18 an hour

In 2019, the state’s biggest challenge was to find enough skilled workers to fill any positions that come into the state in hard-won developments like Amazon’s HQ2 project. Here, an Amazon recruiter advises a job seeker on September 17, 2019 at an Amazon Career Day event in Arlington, Virginia.

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Amazon announced Tuesday that it would fill 125,000 jobs nationwide as competition for workers continues to intensify in a tough job market. The company said the reels will pay an average of $ 18 an hour.

The jobs are in addition to the 40,000 corporate and technology jobs that the company hired earlier this month. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Amazon has hired 450,000 workers nationwide.

While Amazon’s starting salary is $ 15 an hour, the company said it would offer a $ 3,000 signing bonus in some locations. Some roles can bid up to $ 22.50.

This year, Amazon said it opened over 250 new logistics centers, airport hubs and facilities in the United States. The company plans to open 100 more facilities in September alone.

Dozens of companies from Walmart to Target have started offering incentives such as educational benefits, higher wages, and sign-up bonuses to attract workers. Amazon is no different. Last week, the e-commerce giant announced it would cover the cost of tuition, including books and fees, for its 750,000 hourly employees nationwide.

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