Amazon, like retailers with physical stores, is also hiring a ton of temporary employees for the holidays. In fact, the retailer is hiring about 120,000 employees ahead of the holiday season. Amazon does note in its press release that it has already created tens of thousands of jobs this year, and many of those were for those that were hired as temporary employees last holiday season. So these positions can transfer into a full-time position at one of its fulfillment centers. Amazon has about 75 fulfillment centers across the US, with more coming as the company continues to expand and ship more and more products everyday.
According to the press release from Amazon, it is hiring employees in a number of States, including Arizona, California, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin among many others. It's not quite the entire 50 States (about 31 of them), but a good amount of them. If you're interested in working for Amazon this holiday season and joining the already 125,000 full-time employees that work at its 75 fulfillment centers across the country, you can head to the link below and search for jobs in your area. Amazon also mentions that employees do get highly competitive pay, health insurance, disability insurance, retirement savings plan and company stock, but they also get up to 20 weeks of pair leave which is part of a few benefits it has like Leave Share and Ramp Bank. These are here to help new parents adjust to their growing family – like taking time off for being pregnant, etc. There's also Amazon's Career Choice program which will pre-pay about 95% of the cost of tuition for course related to in-demand fields. And that is regardless of whether your skills will work well at Amazon or not.
The holiday season is a busy time for Amazon, especially with more and more people going online for their holiday shopping. Amazon is expecting to have a big fourth quarter, which will be jump started in November with Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, as well as the sales that Amazon has leading up to those big sale dates. And of course, plenty more sales coming between then and Christmas.