LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Amazon continues to provide opportunities for full-time and part-time jobs in logistics as it expands its footprint to better serve customers in communities where they live. Today the company announced that it is providing an additional 26,000 local employment opportunities throughout California on top of the 40,000 corporate and technology jobs recently announced. The roles in fulfillment and transportation offer an average starting wage of more than $18 per hour —and up to $22.50 per hour in some locations. The company also provides full-time employees comprehensive benefits from day one, worth an additional $3.50 per hour. They include health, vision, and dental insurance, 401(k) with 50% company match, up to 20 weeks paid parental leave, and Amazon's Career Choice program, in which the company will pay full college tuition for its front-line employees as part of a $1.2 billion investment to expand education and skills training for its U.S. workforce.
Amazon is also hiring for hundreds of positions at select Amazon Fresh store locations in California. All Amazon Fresh roles offer competitive starting wages, comprehensive benefits, and opportunities for career growth. One of the many benefits of working at an Amazon Fresh store is the opportunity to cross-train across the entirety of the grocery store – everything from cashiering to kitchen roles to fulfilling online orders. Hiring for the new roles is already underway. Interested candidates can visit www.amazon.com/apply to learn more and apply.
“2020 was a challenging year for everyone. As we work together to emerge from the emotional and financial distress caused by the pandemic, Amazon’s continued commitment to our state demonstrates how investing here can provide great opportunities for Californians,” said Senator Richard Roth (D, Riverside), Chair of the California Senate Committee on Business, Professions.
In 2021, Amazon opened over 250 new fulfillment centers, sortation centers, regional air hubs, and delivery stations in the U.S., and will open over 100 more buildings in September alone. These investments can unlock opportunity, helping to revitalize cities and neighborhoods.
“From jobs that pay a living wage and provide access to healthcare, retirement savings and skills training, to diversified investment in our state’s infrastructure and world-class technology sector, I want to thank Amazon for their continued belief in California as a great place to live, work and invest,” said California Assembly Minority Leader Marie Waldron (R, Escondido).
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Amazon has hired over 450,000 people in the U.S., and one-in-10 hourly employees who have been with the company six months or longer have been promoted. Amazon is now the largest job creator in the U.S. and was recently named by LinkedIn as the No. 1 company where Americans want to work and develop their careers.
"We are proud to offer opportunities for people from a range of backgrounds, from furloughed workers to former military personnel," said Dave Clark, CEO Worldwide Consumer at Amazon. "We take our responsibility as an employer seriously and want our employees to succeed and thrive. That's why we offer an average starting wage of over $18 per hour, provide a great range of comprehensive benefits—including health care coverage, parental leave, career training, and ways to save for the future—and have a team of thousands working to build a safe and inclusive work environment. Whether you're looking for a short-term job to make money for the holidays or a long-term career, you're welcome here, and we look forward to having you on our team."
In addition to hiring employees for its operations, Amazon is also supporting the growth of small and medium-sized businesses and helping to create tens of thousands of additional jobs, including many in California. Amazon works with more than 2,500 Delivery Service Partners, enabling these aspiring entrepreneurs to build their own delivery companies by leveraging Amazon's experience in operations and logistics. These partners plan to hire more than 50000 delivery associates by the end of the year. Interested applicants can find out more information here.
To help job seekers around the country, Amazon is hosting a Career Day—America's biggest recruiting event—on September 15. The free virtual event will offer 20,000 individual career-coaching sessions with Amazon recruiters to help participants land their next job, as well as thousands of additional sessions for Amazon employees looking to transition to higher-paying roles within the company or elsewhere. Attendees will have access to personalized career coaching, insights, advice, and learning opportunities from Amazon CEO Andy Jassy and industry-leading experts, and tactical training through coding workshops and breakout sessions. The event is open to all, regardless of their level of experience, professional field, or background. Register for free here.
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