Amazon to hire thousands of employees for U.S. fulfillment network
Online retail giant Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has announced it has more than 50,000 roles available to fill across its U.S. fulfillment network, and plans to open up 10 of its facilities in August for candidates to take a tour.
It said candidates could come on-site to learn more about working in the company and the technology it uses in its operations.
Amazon plans to make thousands of on-the-spot job offers to qualified candidates who apply on-site, according to a press release.
“We’re excited to be creating great jobs that offer highly-competitive wages, benefits starting on day one and the chance for employees to go back to school through our Career Choice program,” said Amazon’s vice president of worldwide operations human resources, John Olsen.
“On August 2, we are excited to host interested candidates to come learn more about the technology we utilize in our operations, see our dedicated onsite classrooms, meet employees and, if interested, apply for a job at our site and receive an on-the-spot job offer."
The employees' tasks will be to pick, pack and ship customer orders.
"These opportunities offer highly-competitive pay, health insurance, disability insurance, retirement savings plans and company stock," the company said in a statement.
Amazon added employees were eligible for its innovative Career Choice program that pre-pays 95% of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a future career at the company.
The announcement comes weeks after Amazon entered into a definitive merger agreement with Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) to acquire the supermarket chain for US$13.7 billion.
Amazon Jobs Day events will be held in Maryland, Tennessee, Ohio, Massachusetts, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Washington, New Jersey, Illinois and Indiana.