Retail giant Amazon is looking for 4,900 additional employees in Colorado, which is almost split between Metro Denver and Colorado Springs. In Pueblo, e-commerce support firm Radial announced Tuesday that it wants to add more than 500 customer service agents to help its clients cope with the holiday crash. And investment firm Fidelity recently said it plans to add 500 associates to the state.
“Right now, there are more than 125,000 open jobs in the state of Colorado. With the expiration of the Supplementary Federal Stimulus Benefit, many Coloradians need better, more flexible, better-paying jobs,” Joe Berella, executive director of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, said in an Amazon hiring announcement Tuesday. Said in the statement.
Amazon has hired 450,000 people nationally since the epidemic began, mostly in response to growing online retail demand. Although brick-and-mortar retailers have revived as the economy has revived, the company has continued to hire, and so have its delivery partners, who are looking to hire an additional 125,000 workers nationally by the end of the year.
Nicky Wheeler, a local spokeswoman for Amazon, said the company’s latest push in the state is set for 2,200 Colorado Springs out of 900 rentals, where the company has opened a new distribution center this year. The other 2,700 are spread across metro areas, where the company has added two new delivery stations this year that were already in various facilities.
Amazon will pay an average wage of 18 18 per hour in terms of its fullness and transportation, which converts a full-time employee’s annual salary to 37 37,440. The company is offering health, vision and dental insurance, 401 (k) with 50% match, parental leave up to 20 weeks and full college tuition reimbursement. Bonuses up to 1,000 are signed for some openings.
Those who are interested to check the available posts and apply can visit www.amazon.com/apply. The company is also hosting a career day on September 15th. Current employees will also be given sessions to discuss high-paying positions within the company.
Retailers and their supporting organizations are ready to handle the holiday crush. Radial, which operates an e-commerce customer service center in Pueblo, is looking to fill 500 positions. Those interested can learn more at www.adeccousa.com/companies/radial-jobs.
On Aug. 1, investment firm Fidelity said it was considering hiring 500 people in the state, part of a larger move to add 1,000,000 jobs nationally. According to the company, about %% are in higher customer service positions and %% in technology.