Amazon to hire 150K for the holidays, how to get a job

Amazon's JFK8 Staten Island fulfillment center is seen in Staten Island on March 25, 2022 in New York City.
Amazon's JFK8 Staten Island fulfillment center is seen in Staten Island on March 25, 2022 in New York City. Photo credit (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)
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Amazon announced Thursday that it plans to hire 150,000 employees throughout the U.S. for full-time, seasonal and part-time jobs starting at $19 an hour for most roles and up to $22 for select shifts.

Here’s how potential employees can put themselves in the running for a position.

First off, people who apply for these jobs at Amazon won’t need to provide a resume. Instead, they will fill out an online job application that asks for some information as well as shift preferences. This process takes about 15 minutes.

Prospective employees can begin by creating an account with their email address and a six-number pin. They’ll be asked to verify their account through email or on their mobile phone.

Next, candidates will click “apply” on the job posting they are interested in. Once they read through the description page, they can click to start the application.

“Jobs in Amazon’s operations network include stowing, picking, packing, shipping, and delivering customer orders, and the jobs are available in hundreds of cities and towns across the U.S.,” said Amazon. “These roles can often lead to a long-term career.”

After reading through questions and ensuring they provided all required information, applicants can submit. If they get a job offer, the candidates can then select their shift and preferred location and click “select this job” before proceeding to “accept this offer.”

Applicants have the option to go back and review the previous page of available shifts, but they can't save a job listing. Amazon does not recommend waiting, as positions could fill up.

Candidates will also complete a “Virtual Job Preview” and then move on to an in-person 20-minute “Office Hours” appointment. For this appointment, candidates should bring proof of identity and employment eligibility. They will not be paid to attend the appointment.

“Be sure to bring the proper I-9 identification,” said the company. A background check is also required.

During a pre-hire appointment, candidates will have their photo taken for their badge and complete a drug test, if applicable. They’ll also fill out some final paperwork.

If hired, new employees will receive an email with schedule details.

“When you arrive to your first day at Amazon, you will dive deeper into the details of your work and learn important safety rules,” said the company. Amazon recommends wearing proper attire on the job. This includes close-toed shoes, no jackets or hoodies with drawstrings, no long necklaces, no hoop earrings, and have long hair pinned up or in a ponytail.

“A diverse range of positions are available to applicants from all backgrounds and experience levels,” said Amazon of the 150,000 positions it is looking to fill as we head into the holiday season.

Amazon employees can also get benefits such as healthcare, parental leave, employee discounts, and more.

“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 John Felton, Amazon’s senior vice president of Worldwide Operations.

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