Amazon Hiring 120K Seasonal Employees with Plans to Welcome Thousands Permanently

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Thu. October 12th, 2017 - by Melissa De Leon Chavez

SEATTLE, WA - Amazon is bulking up for the holiday rush, announcing plans to hire more than 120,000 seasonal workers, and retain thousands of those new hands in a full-time capacity. The hiring spans about 30 states nationwide, including fulfillment centers, sortation centers, and customer service sites.

Dave Clark, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations, Amazon“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,” said Dave Clark, Senior Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment. “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.”

In a press release, the retailer said that thousands of holiday positions were transitioned to regular, full-time roles after the holidays last year, with expectations to continue that trend.


In addition to highly competitive wages and health insurance, Amazon offers:

  • Disability insurance
  • Retirement savings plans
  • Company stock
  • Leave Share for employees to share paid leave with their spouse or domestic partner if necessary
  • Ramp Back to give new moms additional control over the pace at which they return to work

The company also noted that it offers up to 20 weeks of paid leave in addition to benefits for new parents to have flexibility with their growing families.

The above benefits are egalitarian, or the same for fulfillment center and customer service employees as they are for Amazon’s most senior executives.

Amazon positions are available in several states, including Alabama; Arizona; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Texas; Washington; New York; North and South Carolina and more. For a full list, click here.

As retailers continue to prepare for the busiest shopping time in produce and beyond, we will continue to keep you up-to-date on new and innovative strategies.