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 month.

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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