Amazon to hire 150,000 new employees for upcoming holiday season

Employees can earn more than $19 per hour based on position

Amazon hiring new positions for the holiday season. (Amazon)

Amazon announced Thursday that it is hiring 150,000 employees throughout the U.S. for the upcoming holiday season.

Applicants from all backgrounds and experience levels are encouraged to apply. Available roles include stowing, picking, packing, sorting, and shipping customer orders.

Employees can earn, on average, more than $19 per hour based on position and location in the U.S.

“Whether someone is looking for some extra money for a few months or a long-term career, the holidays are a great time for people to join Amazon, and many of our seasonal employees return year after year or transition into full-time roles,” said Amazon’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations John Felton.

The states with the greatest number of available job opportunities include Texas, California, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Utah, according to a news release.

Part-time and full time positions will be available.

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