Amazon said it will hire an additional 100,000 in the United States and Canada markets for regular full-time and part-time jobs in its fulfilment and logistics network as it expands its footprint to better serve customers in communities where they live.
"New Jersey has been an incredible state for us to grow and to invest, so we're incredibly proud to have created a total of 34,000 full- and part-time jobs already".
Amazon has been adding jobs globally as its business and market valuation have soared, increasing numbers of full and part time employees by about 10% to 876,800 in the first six months of 2020, according to its July financial report.
The company is hiring across the spectrum, from packing customer orders to shipping and logistics. Officials at Amazon said they hope to better serve customers in the communities where they live and will provide a starting wage of at least $15 an hour plus benefits.
There are now 4,000 full-time employees at the the Staten Island fulfillment center and hundreds of full- and part-time jobs at the delivery station, according to Lighty.
Amazon has already opened more than 75 new fulfillment, sortation centers, regional air hubs, and delivery stations in the USA and Canada this year.
Job seekers in Newark and the surrounding area have a few more options as of Monday - more than 6,000, to be exact, in light of Amazon's North American hiring expansion.
Amazon has already opened 75 new fulfillment, sortation centers and delivery stations this year, and hundreds of additional locations are opening by the end of the year to serve customers during what the company expects to be its biggest peak season ever.
Amazon also plans to open 100 new operations buildings in September across fulfillment centers, delivery stations, sorting centers and other sites, the company said the statement. The expansion also comes with a commitment to safety Clark said, noting new team members have already completed more than 1.2 million hours of safety training amid the coronavirus pandemic.