Amazon plans to open 100 new operations facilities this month, encompassing fulfillment centers, delivery stations, sortation centers and other sites. The e-Commerce giant also is creating 100,000 new regular full- and part-time jobs in its operations network, with many of the new positions at Amazon’s newest state-of-the-art sites, according to an Amazon blog post.
The new jobs offer a starting wage of at least $15 per hour, and in select cities, Amazon is offering sign-on bonuses of up to $1,000. For full-time employees, the company offers benefits including health insurance, a 401(k) with a 50% company match and up to 20 weeks’ paid parental leave. Amazon also offers a Career Choice program that pre-pays 95% of tuition for courses in high-demand fields.
Amazon, which has been one of the primary beneficiaries of the COVID-19 surge in e-Commerce sales, has been on a hiring spree throughout 2020. The company announced it would be hiring 100,000 workers in March, and reported that it planned to hire an a additional 75,000 in April. In August, Amazon revealed plans to invest $1.4 billion in tech hubs in six U.S. cities, creating a total of 3,500 new tech and corporate jobs.