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Amazon to hire 2,500 seasonal employees across Kentucky in anticipation of busy holiday season

Amazon on Monday announced plans to hire 150,000 seasonal employees nationwide in anticipation of a busy holiday shopping season, including 2,500 across Kentucky.

All Amazon jobs in the U.S., including seasonal roles, have an average starting pay of $18 per hour, sign-on bonuses up to $3,000 and an additional $3 per hour depending on shifts in many locations. Today’s seasonal roles come in addition to the 3,000 full and part-time Operations jobs announced for Kentucky previously.

(NKyTribune file)

Amazon values its seasonal employees, many of whom return each holiday season year after year or choose to transition to full-time roles within the company. Seasonal workers are essential to how Amazon delivers for customers, doing important, rewarding work while earning income flexibility before the end of the year.

“We are proud to be offering a huge range of full-time, part-time, and now seasonal jobs with great pay and benefits,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Senior Vice President, Global Customer Fulfillment. “Our seasonal hiring helps us deliver on our promises to customers while also providing flexibility to our full-time employees during busy periods. Joining Amazon in one of our seasonal roles offers high-paying, part-time work, or a path to a full-time position, with benefits like our Career Choice program to help people advance their education and careers within Amazon or beyond.”

Jobs in Amazon’s operations network include stowing, picking, packing, shipping and delivering customer orders, and more. New hires will be fully trained and all facilities follow strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols. A job with Amazon can be the start of a future, long-term career inside or outside of the company. Jobs are available in hundreds of cities and towns across America. Interested candidates can see all the regions with open positions at www.amazon.com/apply.

Amazon was recently named by LinkedIn as the No. 1 company where Americans want to work and develop their careers. Job advancement and career-building are a focus for the company, and many employees who have been with Amazon six months or longer have been promoted. Seasonal employees will help support full-time employees across over 250 new fulfillment centers, sortation centers, regional air hubs, and delivery stations that opened in the U.S. in 2021.

Amazon has made major investments in workplace safety. Learn more about employment with Amazon at www.amazon.jobs.


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