Amazon made yet another massive hiring announcement Monday, as the company said it intends to hire 150,000 seasonal workers, including 5,500 in New Jersey.
The jobs have an average starting pay of $18 per hour, sign-on bonuses up to $3,000 and an additional $3 per hour depending on shifts in many locations.
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The announcement Monday comes in addition to the 8,700 full- and part-time operations jobs announced for New Jersey previously.
“We are proud to be offering a huge range of full-time, part-time and now seasonal jobs with great pay and benefits,” Alicia Boler Davis, senior vice president, global customer fulfillment, said.
“Our seasonal hiring helps us deliver on our promises to customers while also providing flexibility to our full-time employees during busy periods. Joining Amazon in one of our seasonal roles offers high-paying part-time work, or a path to a full-time position, with benefits like our Career Choice program to help people advance their education and careers within Amazon or beyond.”
Amazon said many of its seasonal employees return each holiday season or transition to full-time roles within the company.