- To cope with the holiday rush, Amazon announced on Tuesday that it is recruiting 250,000 people in the United States.
- The average hourly wage for warehouse and delivery workers is also rising as a result.
- The average hourly wage for delivery and warehouse staff has increased from $19 to $20.50.
Hire 150,000 individuals to staff up
Amazon announced on Tuesday that it will be recruiting 250,000 people in the United States to cope with the holiday rush. The average hourly wage for warehouse and delivery workers is also rising as a result. Around the busiest time of the year for shopping, Amazon routinely hires a tonne of temporary staff to help it keep up with the spike in demand. The amount of holiday hires represents a significant improvement over prior years.
The business announced last year that it would hire 150,000 individuals to staff up for the holidays.
According to Amazon, the hiring will include full-time, part-time, and seasonal warehousing and delivery workers. The company is paying sign-on bonuses worth between $1,000 and $3,000 in some locations, and the hourly pay for those positions will be between $17 and $28.
The corporation reported that the average hourly wage for warehouse and delivery staff will now be $20.50, up from $19. At a conference for participants in its contracted delivery partner program last week, Amazon announced the pay increases for delivery drivers.
Amid rising labor unrest, Amazon has gradually increased the average beginning wage for its frontline employees in recent years.
While lawmakers and advocacy groups have criticized its warehouse accident record, among other things, warehouse and delivery workers have taken measures to organize various operations.
With the most recent salary increase, Amazon stated some sites will pay staff up to $28 an hour.
Raise the average compensation for logistics staff
As of the end of the second quarter, Amazon employed over 1.46 million employees worldwide, making it the second-largest employer in the U.S. after Walmart.
The fact that Amazon.com Inc. is hiring 250,000 logistics personnel indicates that the online retailer is optimistic about the otherwise anticipated lackluster holiday shopping season.
According to the company’s blog post published on Tuesday, the hires will be full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees, with hourly wages ranging from $17 to $28 depending on the region. Some new employees will be qualified for bonuses worth between $1,000 and $3,000. In an effort to attract and keep employees in the face of a labor shortage, Amazon recently announced that it would raise the average compensation for logistics staff to roughly $20.50 an hour.