Last Thursday, the online retail giant announced that they will be hiring more than 120,000 seasonal workers across its U.S. network of fulfillment centers, sortation centers and customer service sites. They will be joining other regular and full-time employees to help pick, pack and ship customers’ holiday orders.
“We prepare year round for the holidays and we’re excited to hire for over 120,000 positions this season to help delight our customers. We look forward to welcoming back holiday employees who return year-after-year to Amazon and welcome new faces to the team, many of whom will continue on with regular, full-time roles with the company after the holidays,” said Dave Clark, Amazon Senior Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment.
Just like last year and the previous years, seasonal positions always lead to regular, full-time roles after the holidays, which Amazon plans to continue doing for 2017 holiday positions as well.
Amazon employees get a highly competitive pay, health insurance, disability insurance, retirement savings plans and company stock.
On top of that, you will also have an opportunity to pursue your aspirations with the help of Amazon. As an Amazon employee, you can take advantage of its Career Choice program that pre-pays 95% of tuition and fees to earn certificates and associate degrees, regardless of whether it’s relevant to a career at Amazon or not.
Well, that’s promising. But we all know how things get crazy in Amazon’s fulfillment centers during the busiest shopping months.
Remember last year when Amazon pilots went on a strike to protest against intentional understaffing and stressful working conditions? That happened twice – one before Thanksgiving and another one around Christmas time. I hope that it’s not going to happen again this year.
If you’re still willing to take a job on Amazon, head on over to www.amazon.com/peakjobs to learn more about the available positions and apply online.