Amazon has 1.3 million people working for them as reported for 2020and looks to hire an additional 55,000 employees globally announced Wednesday. Amazon’s Chief Executive Andy Jassy took over Jeff Bezos CEO position in July. Amazon has an annual Career Day, on September 15.
Hiring is concentrated for corporate and technology positions. Jassy told Reuters the new hiring will help Amazon with the demand in retail, advertising and cloud computing , business units that all got a boost during the Covid-19 pandemic. Project dubbed Project Kuiperis also hiring, the project for launching miniature satellites into space to provide high-speed broadband access
Amazon has a high turnover for hourly workers and will continue to hire hourly positions for its operations network. Jobs will be available worldwide, not just the US.
Jassy said Amazon has been “very competitive on the compensation side.” He said, “We’ve led the way in the $15 minimum wage,” and for some states on average that “really, the starting salary is $17 an hour.” Reports CNBC,
Walmart (WMT), Amazon’s competitor said it is looking to hire 20,000 workers for its distribution and fulfillment centers.