Amazon is looking to hire 125,000 delivery and warehouse workers and said Tuesday it is paying an average of $18 an hour in new hires in a tight job market as more people shop online.
Competition for hourly workers has become fierce, and many companies are offering higher salaries, sign-on bonuses, and other incentives. Last week, package delivery company UPS promised to hand out job offers in 30 minutes, when candidates were planning to apply for as many of the 100,000 vacation workers.
Amazon is also doing more to lure workers. Last week it said it would begin paying full college tuition for hourly workers starting next year.
Amazon’s starting wage is still $15 an hour, but labor markets in regions of the country are getting so tight, the company also said on Tuesday that, in addition to raising hourly wages for some workers, it will raise a $3,000 sign-off. on will start offering bonuses. some places.
More people have moved from stores to online shopping over the past year during the pandemic, and retailers have adjusted hiring to accommodate those patterns. Amazon, the country’s second largest private employer, hired 500,000 people last year alone.
The company said Tuesday that it has opened more than 250 new delivery facilities this year, including warehouse and airport hubs, and plans to open 100 more this month alone.
by Joseph Pisani and Michelle Chapman
This News Originally From – The Epoch Times