Amazon Hiring 75,000 Workers, Offering $1,000 Signing Bonus in Some Locations
By Sebastian Herrera
Amazon.com Inc. is hiring 75,000 workers and offering $1,000
signing bonuses in some locations, the latest hiring spree in what
has been a year of tremendous growth.
The retail and tech giant said its open roles are offering
average pay of $17 an hour, an increase over the company's typical
starting wage of $15 an hour. Executives have recently said they
are more focused on hiring as demand for workers increases.
"The economy is starting to open up, and there is a lot of need
for new employees for a lot of different industries," Amazon Chief
Financial Officer Brian Olsavsky said on an investor call last
Amazon said Thursday it is hiring for positions in its
warehousing network across the U.S. It said some areas with the
most open positions include California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,
Washington and Michigan.
(END) Dow Jones Newswires
May 13, 2021 10:41 ET (14:41 GMT)
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