Are you looking for a job? Before the holiday season, Amazon is hiring in the Houston area, and it’s not just a few positions. Approximately 5,100 positions are open, according to a press release issued on Tuesday.
Amazon announced they’re hiring a quarter-million employees nationwide, and 28,000 of those will be in Texas. This includes the 5,100 jobs in Harris, Fort Bend, Galveston, and Montgomery counties. There are full-time, part-time, and seasonal packing and shipping positions available. Transportation and fulfilment workers can earn an hourly wage of $20.50 or more, depending on their location.
The total number of jobs has increased by 67% compared to the previous year.
In a press release, John Felton, Amazon’s senior vice president of worldwide operations, said, “The holiday season is always a special time at Amazon, and we’re excited to hire 250,000 more people this year to serve customers across the country better.” There is a position available for anyone, whether seeking a short-term way to make extra money or their first step toward a fulfilling and rewarding career at Amazon.
In addition to a 13% salary increase over the next three years, fulfilment and transportation workers hired now will be eligible for benefits such as pre-paid college tuition and health insurance.
This year, Amazon has opened over 50 fulfilment centres, delivery stations, and same-day delivery sites in the United States, increasing available positions. The e-commerce titan also stated in a blog post that it intends to invest $1.3 billion in pay increases for warehouse and transportation employees this year, increasing the average hourly wage for these positions from $19 to over $20.50.
You can visit Amazon’s employment website to view current openings.
There are more job openings during the holiday season.
This year, Target also announced they are hiring for seasonal positions. Nationwide, their number is 100,000, the same as last year. Macy’s announced that it will add 28,000 full-time and part-time seasonal jobs across the country, a decrease from the 41,000 positions the company planned to add last year. Kohl’s is hiring approximately 900 individuals in the Houston region.
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