Amazon is one of the country’s biggest employers. Now they have announced they will be adding 100,000 full time, full benefit jobs across the U.S. over the next 18 months! This means they will grow their workforce of 180,000 in 2016 to over 280,000 by mid-2018. What does this mean for you?
These new jobs are for people all over the country and with all types of experience, education and skills. They will have engineers, entry level positions, on-the-job training as well as software developers and many more options. This just might be the job you have been looking for.
Many of the jobs are in the new fulfillment centers that have been announced and are currently under construction in Texas, California, Florida, New Jersey and many other states across the country. “Innovation is one of our guiding principles at Amazon, and it’s created hundreds of thousands of American jobs. These jobs are not just in our Seattle headquarters or in Silicon Valley—they’re in our customer service network, fulfillment centers and other facilities in local communities throughout the country,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder and CEO. “We plan to add another 100,000 new Amazonians across the company over the next 18 months as we open new fulfillment centers, and continue to invent in areas like cloud technology, machine learning, and advanced logistics.”
Amazon is highly competitive in their pay, health insurance, disability insurance, retirement savings plans and company stock. They also offer up to 20 weeks of paid leave and innovative benefits such as Leave Share and Ramp Back. One cool thing about their health insurance is that they are the same benefits for everyone- same for customer service employees up to their senior executives.
To learn more about working at Amazon, you can check out their site here. More and more jobs will be added as they continue to grow around the country.