Amazon has Posted 125,000 new Jobs in the United States, With an Average Hourly Wage of $18

Amazon revealed on Tuesday that it has 125,000 new job positions in hundreds of cities and towns across the United States, with an average starting compensation of $18 an hour.

Fulfilling Amazon orders and delivering packages are two of the most common jobs.

Some of the jobs in select areas will pay $22.50 per hour, or around $46,000 per year for a full-time employee, according to the business.

“The company also provides full-time employees with comprehensive benefits from day one, worth an additional $3.50 per hour,” Amazon said in a statement. “They include health, vision, and dental insurance, 401(k) with 50% company match, up to 20 weeks paid parental leave.”

The new openings are in addition to the 40,000 the company listed earlier this month for corporate and technology posts.

Amazon also said it’s offering a $3,000 sign-on bonus in some locations.

Amazon said it’s opened more than 250 fulfillment centers, sorting centers and delivery stations in 2021. Many are in Arizona, where the company plans to hire 7,500 workers.

The company announced last week that it will begin paying full college tuition for qualifying employees beginning in January.

Source: UPI

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