The temporary positions are available in 33 states, including Nevada, California, New Jersey and Missouri, according to the company. There are already more than 125,000 full-time Amazon employees working at more than 75 fulfillment centers, where items are picked, packed and shipped. More than 200,000 people work for Amazon in the U.S. alone.
“We look forward to welcoming back holiday employees who return year-after-year to Amazon and welcome new faces to the team, many of whom will continue on with regular, full-time roles with the company after the holidays,” said Dave Clark, Amazon senior vice president of Global Customer Fulfillment, in a statement.
Amazon is not the only company to be hiring in anticipation of the holiday season. The United Parcel Service is hiring 95,000 part-time package handlers, full-time drivers, and full-time â€œdriver helpersâ€ (employees who help lift and deliver packages) for the 2017 holidays, and Target plans to hire about 100,000 seasonal employees in its brick and mortar stores.
Candidates interested in the available positions at Amazon can learn more at www.amazon.com/peakjobs. After specifying the state they’d like to work in, candidates are able to scroll through vacancies and apply online.