Amazon currently has 33,000 job openings for corporate and tech roles and says it will share “thousands of additional hourly roles in Amazon’s Operations network” soon. All of the new employees for these roles will be paid at least minimum wage at $15 per hour with up to 20 weeks of parental leave.
The employees who fill the corporate and tech roles will receive an average pay of $150,000, including salary, stock-based compensation and benefits, an Amazon spokesperson told CNN Business.
Amazon conducted a survey and found that 53% of Americans have been forced to look for a new job because of Covid-19.
Amazon’s stock is up 77% over the last year. The company typically announces hundreds of thousands of new positions for the holidays, but it’s unclear if a hiring spree will happen again this year. Amazon has already hired more than 175,000 people to staff up during the coronavirus pandemic to help meet surging demand for delivery.
“We plan to hire over 100,000 people for UPS’s seasonal jobs, and anticipate a large number will move into permanent roles after the holidays,” the company said in a Wednesday press release.