To keep up with the demand of the upcoming holiday season, Amazon announced that it is going to hire 150,000 seasonal employees including 23,000 in California.
Like all Amazon positions in the United States, the seasonal jobs will pay an average of $18 per hour with an additional $3 per hour for workers on some shifts. The retail giant will also offer $3,000 sign-on bonuses at some locations, according to a news release from Amazon. Seasonal workers will help pick, pack, and ship products across Amazon’s wide network of warehouses.
“Our seasonal hiring helps us deliver on our promises to customers while also providing flexibility to our full-time employees during busy periods,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s Senior Vice President, Global Customer Fulfillment.
She added that seasonal roles often lead to full-time positions with the company.
The 23,000 new positions in California will be added to the 25,000 full and part-time Operations jobs announced previously, according to the news release.
“Creating opportunities for increased seasonal work is key as California and the nation continue to deal with interruptions in the supply chain,” said a spokesperson from CalChamber, a business advocacy group based in California. “Through this effort, Amazon will help get more people back on the job this holiday season. This, along with Amazon’s broader investments during the pandemic is important to the California economy.”
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