Amazon is hiring 100,000 more workers to meet the growing demand for online shopping, which has spiked during the pandemic.
According to MarketWatch, the world’s biggest online retailer, which is run by Jeff Bezos, said the new positions are for full and part-time workers across the U.S. and Canada and include roles at 100 package sorting centers and other facilities it is opening in September.
The roles offer a starting wage of at least $15 per hour, and Amazon AMZ, +0.31% is offering sign-on bonuses up to $1,000 to new hires in select cities.
“We are opening 100 buildings this month alone across new fulfillment and sortation centers, delivery stations, and other sites,” said Dave Clark, senior vice president of worldwide operations at Amazon.
Shares in Amazon have surged almost 70% in the year to date, according to FactSet, as hundreds of millions of people stuck at home during the pandemic turn to the delivery giant to keep them fed, clothed, and entertained.
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