Amazon aiming to hire 11,500 in New Jersey — at up to $28/hour

Amazon announced this week that it is looking to hire 11,500 additional employees in New Jersey in a variety of full-time, part-time and seasonal roles.

The hiring is part of a nationwide push to add 250,000 employees.

The company said a diverse range of roles — from packing and picking to sorting and shipping — are available to applicants from all backgrounds and experience levels. Customer fulfillment and transportation employees can earn, on average, over $20.50 per hour for those roles, and up to $28 depending on location.

And, while the hiring surge is spurred by the anticipated holiday rush, many of the jobs will last past the holidays.

Interested candidates can see hiring locations and open positions here.

Employees looking to join Amazon for the first time or to come back as a rehire also will receive improved on-the-job safety training. This year, Amazon has enhanced its real-life, job-applicable safety training, along with developing an enhanced Powered Industrial Trucks Training curriculum, designed specifically to boost knowledge retention and to prioritize personal and site safety. Examples of these machines include order pickers and forklifts.

“The holiday season is always a special time at Amazon, and we’re excited to hire 250,000 additional people this year to help serve customers across the country,” John Felton, Amazon’s senior vice president of worldwide operations, said.

“Whether someone is looking for a short-term way to make extra money or is hoping to take their first step toward a fulfilling and rewarding career at Amazon, there’s a role available for them. A fulfillment or transportation employee who starts with us today will see a 13% increase in pay over the next three years — likely more, including our annual wage investments — and that’s on top of offerings like prepaid college tuition with Career Choice and health care benefits on Day One.”

In 2023, Amazon has added many new benefits, including a new emergency savings program and a financial assistance pilot program that has helped save fulfillment and transportation employees nearly $20 million — all available from Day One of employment. Over the last five years, Amazon has created more than 800,000 jobs.

Amazon provides career advancement opportunities; anytime access to earned pay, health, vision and dental insurance from the first day on the job; a 401(k) with company match; up to 20 weeks of paid pregnancy/parental leave for birth parents (6 weeks for eligible supporting parents); and Amazon’s Resources for Living program, a free benefit offering mental health and financial services and support for employees, their families and their households.