Want To Earn More? Amazon is hiring 120,000 workers for holiday season

By | October 14, 2016

Want To Earn More?


Amazon.com  is gearing up for the holidays. And in a very big way. The online retail giant announced Thursday that it plans to add 120,000 seasonal workers this holiday season.

The jobs will be all across the U.S, with the company looking to bolster its fulfillment centers, sortation centers and customer service sites in advance of the yearly shopping madness.

Seasonal positions are being offered in these states:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

To apply for the seasonal positions, go to www.amazon.com/seasonal. And in addition to these 120,000 jobs, Amazon is also hiring customer service associates who will work from home to troubleshoot issues that customers may have.

Mike Roth, Amazon Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment, said the holidays are Amazon’s favorite time of the year as they love serving customers and are excited to bring on seasonal employees to support growing customer demand.

For some, the temporary gig could open the doors to a full-time position. Last year the company added 100,000 holiday workers, of which over 14,000 became full-time employees, a number the company expects to grow this year.

Amazon says its full-time employees receive competitive wages and comprehensive benefits including healthcare, 401(k) with 50 percent match (that’s a lot), stock awards and bonuses. Other perks include programs like Career Choice which pre-pays 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields regardless of whether or not said courses are relevant to a career at Amazon.

Since the program’s launch four years ago, more than 7,000 employees in 10 countries have pursued degrees in game design and visual communications, nursing, IT programming and radiology, to name a few.

Throughout the year on average, nearly 90 percent of associates across the company’s U.S. fulfillment network are regular, full-time employees.

Candidates interested in seasonal positions can learn more and apply online at www.amazon.com/seasonal.

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