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Amazon to provide logistics jobs to over 7,500 locals in Arizona

Sep '21
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Amazon has announced that the company is set to provide an additional 7,500 local employment opportunities throughout Arizona, on top of the 40,000 corporate and technology jobs recently announced. The roles in fulfilment and transportation offer an average starting wage of more than $18 per hour, and up to $22.50 per hour in some locations.

The company also provides full-time employees comprehensive benefits from day one, worth an additional $3.50 per hour. They include health, vision, and dental insurance, 401(k) with 50 per cent company match, up to 20 weeks paid parental leave, and Amazon’s Career Choice programme, in which the company will pay full college tuition for its front-line employees as part of $1.2 billion investment to expand education and skills training benefits for its US workforce, the company said in a press release.

In 2021, Amazon opened a number of sites including new fulfilment and sortation centres as well as delivery stations in Arizona and the company will continue to grow its operating presence in the state. These are investments that can unlock opportunity, helping to revitalize cities and neighbourhoods. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Amazon has hired over 450,000 people in the US, and one-in-10 hourly employees who have been with the company six months or longer have been promoted. Amazon is now the largest job creator in the US and was recently named by LinkedIn as a leading company where Americans want to work and develop their careers.

In addition to hiring employees for its operations, Amazon is also supporting the growth of small and medium-sized businesses and helping to create tens of thousands of additional jobs, including many in Arizona. Amazon works with more than 2,500 delivery service partners, enabling these aspiring entrepreneurs to build their own delivery companies by leveraging Amazon’s experience in operations and logistics. These partners plan to hire more than 50,000 delivery associates by the end of the year, according to Amazon.

To help job seekers around the country, Amazon recently hosted a Career Day, America’s biggest recruiting event. The free virtual event offered 20,000 individual career-coaching sessions with Amazon recruiters to help participants land their next job, as well as thousands of additional sessions for Amazon employees looking to transition to higher-paying roles within the company or elsewhere. Attendees had access to personalised career coaching, insights, advice, and learning opportunities from Amazon CEO, Andy Jassy and industry-leading experts; and tactical training through coding workshops and breakout sessions. The event was open to all, regardless of their level of experience, professional field, or background.

“We are proud to offer opportunities for people from a range of backgrounds, from furloughed workers to former military personnel. We take our responsibility as an employer seriously and want our employees to succeed and thrive. That’s why we offer an average starting wage of over $18 per hour, provide a great range of comprehensive benefits, including health care coverage, parental leave, career training, and ways to save for the future, and have a team of thousands working to build a safe and inclusive work environment. Whether you are looking for a short-term job to make money for the holidays or a long-term career, you’re welcome here, and we look forward to having you on our team,” Dave Clark, CEO worldwide consumer at Amazon said.

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