Amazon plans to hire 150,000 holiday season season season in 2021

Amazon plans to hire 150,000 holiday season season season in 2021

In preparation for the upcoming holiday season, Amazon plans to hire 150,000 employees in seasonal, full- and part-time roles across its operations network.

There are positions in the operations network that include stowing, picking, packing, sorting, shipping customer orders and more. The states with the most available positions include California, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Oregon, Texas, Tennessee, Utah and Washington.

On average, Amazon employees can earn more than $19 per hour, depending on the position and location. There are also sign-on bonuses ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 in select locations.

The latest holiday hiring plan is in line with the 150,000 employees Amazon set out to hire last year.

In its second quarter earnings report in June, the e-commerce giant reported 1.523 million full- and part-time employees in the world, excluding contractors and temporary personnel, which was down from 1.622 million in the prior quarter.

The move came as Amazon reportedly scrapped plans for dozens of warehouses due to slowing sales growth and a delay to the opening of several other locations. The company has paused hiring for corporate roles in its retail business for the rest of the year.

We have many different businesses in different stages of evolution, and we expect to keep adjusting our hiring strategies in each of these businesses at different junctures, said Brad Glasser, Amazon spokeswoman for FOX Business.

Walmart, Target, UPS, Macy's, 1 - 800 Flowers and Michaels are among the companies that have announced their holiday hiring plans.

Amazon, Walmart, and Target are rolling out holiday deals early, in addition to ramping up holiday hiring.