The American e-commerce giant Amazon announced on Tuesday that it wanted to recruit 125,000 people in the United States for its logistics, two weeks after indicating that it wanted to hire tens of thousands of employees worldwide for office positions.
The positions to be filled are full-time or part-time jobs in warehouses or transport.
Amazon did not give details on the timing of these recruitments.
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The positions [...] offer an average starting salary of more than 18 dollars an hour - and up to 22.50 dollars an hour in some places
", details the group on its site. “
We pride ourselves on providing opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds, from leave workers to ex-military,
” comments Dave Clark, CEO of Worldwide Consumer at Amazon. “
We take our responsibility as an employer seriously and want our employees to succeed and thrive,
” he also adds.
The e-commerce giant also recalls having opened "
more than 250 new distribution and sorting centers, regional air hubs and delivery stations in the United States
" this year. Investments that will "
revitalize cities and neighborhoods,
" he says. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, Amazon estimates that it has hired “
more than 450,000 people in the United States