Amazon.com is creating more than 70,000 full-time seasonal jobs across its U.S. fulfillment centers this holiday season in order to meet an increase in customer demand.
The company says that on average, seasonal employees earn 94 percent of Amazon fulfillment center employee starting wages and are eligible for health care benefits.
"So far this year, we have converted more than 7,000 temporary employees in the U.S. into full-time, regular roles and we're looking forward to converting thousands more after this holiday season," said Dave Clark, Amazon's vice president of worldwide operations and customer service. "Each year, seasonal jobs lead to thousands of long-term, full-time roles in our sites?jobs that offer great pay, benefits starting on day one and the chance for employees to further their education through our Career Choice program."
For its regular, full-time fulfillment center positions, Amazon offers competitive hourly wages and a benefits package, including healthcare, 401(k) and company stock awards.