Amazon to hire seasonal employees in Jacksonville
Online retailer to hire 120,000 positions nationwide
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Amazon on Thursday announced it is creating new positions in Florida fulfillment centers, sortation centers and customer service sites. Nationwide, the online retailer is creating more than 120,000 positions.
In Jacksonville, Amazon is looking to fill seasonal warehouse associate and part-time seasonal sortation associate-delivery station positions.
Last year, thousands of holiday positions were transitioned to regular, full-time roles after the holidays and the company expects to continue that trend this year.
“We prepare year-round for the holidays and we’re excited to hire for over 120,000 positions this season to help delight our customers,” Amazon Senior Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment David Clark said. “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.”
New employees will join the more than 125,000 regular, full-time employees at Amazon’s more than 75 fulfillment centers across the country to help pick, pack and ship customers’ holiday orders.
So far this year, Amazon has created tens of thousands of new full-time roles in its fulfillment and customer service centers. Throughout the year, on average, 90 percent of associates across the company’s U.S. fulfillment network are regular, full-time employees.
In addition to highly competitive wages, Amazon provides employees with health insurance, disability insurance, retirement savings plans and company stock.
The company also offers up to 20 weeks of paid leave and innovative benefits such as Leave Share and Ramp Back, which gives new parents flexibility with their growing families.
Additionally, hourly fulfillment center employees are eligible for Amazon’s innovative Career Choice program that pre-pays 95 percent of the cost of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether those skills are related to jobs at Amazon.
Candidates interested in available positions can learn more and apply online at www.amazon.com/peakjobs.
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