Amazon announced plans to hire 150,000 seasonal employees worldwide, including 2,500 in Kentucky, anticipating a robust holiday shopping season on Monday. 

 All Amazon jobs in the United States, including seasonal positions, start at $18 per hour on average, with sign-on bonuses of up to $3,000 and an additional $3 per hour based on shifts in various regions. The seasonal positions announced today are in addition to the 3,000 full and part-time Operations posts announced previously for Kentucky. 

 Amazon appreciates its seasonal employees, many of whom return year after year or opt to transfer to full-time positions inside the company. Seasonal workers are critical to Amazon’s delivery of goods to customers, performing significant and gratifying jobs while enjoying income flexibility before the end of the year. 

We are proud to be offering a huge range of full-time, part-time, and now seasonal jobs with great pay and benefits,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Senior Vice President, Global Customer Fulfillment. “Our seasonal hiring helps us deliver on our promises to customers while also providing flexibility to our full-time job employees during busy periods. Joining Amazon in one of our seasonal roles offers high-paying, part-time work, or a path to a full-time position, with benefits like our Career Choice program to help people advance their education and careers within Amazon or beyond.” 

Stowing, picking, packaging, shipping, and delivering customer orders are just a few of the jobs available in Amazon’s operations network. New employees will be thoroughly trained, and all facilities will adhere to strict COVID-19 health and safety procedures. A position with Amazon can be the beginning of a long-term career within or outside of the corporation. There are jobs available in hundreds of cities and towns around the United States. 

LinkedIn recently rated Amazon the No. 1 firm where Americans desire to work and advance their careers. Job growth and professional development are priorities for Amazon, and many employees who have been with the company for six months or longer have been promoted. Seasonal workers will assist full-time staff at approximately 250 new fulfillment facilities, sortation centers, regional air hubs, and delivery stations set to debut in the United States in 2021. 

 Source:  Northern Kentucky Tribune