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Amazon hiring 150K seasonal workers in US amid holiday hiring surge
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Amazon is joining the growing list of major companies looking to increase its workforce ahead of the holiday season in order to meet the unprecedented surge in demand.
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The shopping behemoth, in particular, is looking to fill 150,000 seasonal jobs across the nation, which will fill a range of roles within Amazon’s operations network. This can include stowing, picking, packing and shipping, according to Amazon.
To incentivize applicants, the company said that all of its jobs, even seasonal positions, are privy to sign-on bonuses of up to $3,000.
Amazon also touted that all of its jobs have an average starting pay of $18 per hour with an additional $3 per hour "depending on shifts in many locations." Although the positions are seasonal, Amazon said the new hires will also have the opportunity to transition into a more permanent position in the company.