Amazon is set to hire thirty-three thousand new employees with an average compensation worth a hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
According to the tech giant’s press release, Amazon announced that it would hold a career day on September 16,2020 which will be open to all those seeking for jobs. The career day will include a team of one thousand Amazon recruiters offering 20,000 career coaching sessions which would be free.
Currently, Amazon has thirty-three thousand job openings for both corporate and tech roles. Amazon says it will share thousands of additional hourly roles in it “Amazon’s operations network” soon. According to Amazon, all the new employees would be paid at least a minimum wage of $15 per hour with close to 20 weeks of parental leave.
According to an Amazon spokesperson ,”The employees in corporate and tech roles, they will receive an average pay of $150,000 including salary,stock-based compensation and benefits”
Amazon in it press release said “with many people left unemployed due to the impact of covid-19 and searching for new jobs, career day is designed to support them all regardless of their level of experience,background or professional field”.
Prior to this, Amazon had conducted a survey and found that fifty-three percent of Americans have been forced to look for new jobs due to the covid-19 pandemic.
Amazon said it had planned to hire three thousand five hundred additional workers in cities across the United States, a move that commits the tech giant to a significant expansion of office spaces at a time when other tech companies are embracing tele-commuting indefinitely. Amazon also said it is opening a new grocery store filled with smart devices.
Amazon’s stock is up to 77% over over the past year. The company announces hundreds of thousands of new positions for the holidays, it is however unclear if there will be a hiring spree again this year.
The company has already hired more than one hundred and seventy-five thousand people to staff up during the pandemic to help meet the high demand for delivery.