Amazon plans to rent 150,000 staff forward of vacation purchasing season

ByLouise McGinnis

Oct 6, 2022

Amazon raises common beginning pay for warehouse and transportation staff

Amazon raises common beginning pay for warehouse and transportation staff


Amazon mentioned Thursday it plans to rent 150,000 new workers throughout america to satisfy demand forward of the busy vacation purchasing season.

The openings, which embody full-time, seasonal and part-time roles, vary from packing and choosing to sorting and transport, the corporate mentioned. The announcement comes simply days earlier than Amazon is about to carry one other Prime Day purchasing occasion.

Amazon ramps up hiring every vacation season, however this yr it’s doing so in a decent labor market and with rising inflation placing extra strain on corporations to boost wages.

Final week, Amazon mentioned it might elevate hourly wages for warehouse and supply staff. With the rise, Amazon workers can, on common, earn greater than $19 an hour primarily based on the place and placement in america, up from a median of $18 beforehand.

On Thursday, the corporate mentioned it’s going to present further sign-on bonuses for the newly introduced vacation positions, starting from $1,000 to $3,000 in choose areas. A few of the states with the best variety of jobs obtainable embody California, Illinois, Texas.

The hiring information additionally comes amid a number of high-profile unionization drives at Amazon warehouses, together with at services in Alabama and New York. The Amazon Labor Union secured a historic victory in forming the primary US labor union at a facility in Staten Island, New York earlier this yr. Subsequent week, staff at a separate facility close to Albany, New York, are slated to vote to affix the identical grassroots employee group.