WASHINGTON: Amazon needs to rent 125,000 supply and warehouse staff and mentioned Tuesday that it’s paying new hires a median of $18 an hour in a good job market as extra folks store on-line.
The corporate can be providing pay sign-on bonuses of $3,000 in some elements of the nation.
Competitors for hourly staff has change into fierce, and lots of firms are providing greater pay, sign-on bonuses and different incentives.
Final week, bundle supply firm UPS promised to handout job provides in half-hour after candidates apply for most of the 100,000 vacation staff it plans to rent.
Amazon has been doing extra to lure staff, too.
Final week it mentioned it should begin to pay full faculty tuition for hourly staff beginning subsequent 12 months.
Extra folks have shifted from shops to on-line procuring over the previous 12 months in the course of the pandemic, and retailers have adjusted hiring to accommodate these patterns.
Amazon, the nation’s second-largest non-public employer, employed 500,000 folks final 12 months alone.
The corporate mentioned Tuesday that it has opened greater than 250 new supply amenities this 12 months, together with warehouses and airport hubs, and plans to open 100 extra amenities this month.