Amazon is recruiting 75,000 staff and offering extra $100 for vaccinated new hires
Amazon is the latest major company to go hiring spree with its announcement of job recruitment for 75,000 workers. The American tech and e-commerce firm is also making a special offer of a $100 bonus for new hires who will get the COVID-19 shot.
For new hires that were already vaccinated, they need to show some vaccination proof. Jeff Bezos’ company announced its plan to hire thousands of new employees on Thursday, May 13.
Job recruitment notice from Amazon
Reuters reported that the firm is looking for workers that will be sent to its logistic operation and fulfillment sites. At the height of the pandemic, there was a surge in orders and sales have surged since the citizens started to shift to online shopping last year.
As a result, Amazon needs more workers but it is hard to attract applicants so it was forced to offer perks and bonuses. The company also needs something to lure people out of their homes so they can go back to work and attractive pay and benefits are the only way to do it.
Now, for starters, as the COVID-19 vaccine is now very important today, one of the perks that were already mentioned is the $100 bonus for vaccinated hires. This perk will make the workplace safer and will surely entice applicants as well.
The pay range the company is offering
Of course, the pay scale is also very important and with leading firms already raising their minimum wages to get people to apply for job positions in their companies, Amazon also increased its starting wage already.
As per CNBC, the jobs at Amazon have an average starting pay of $17 per hour. This bears an increase of $.50 to $3 an hour compared to the previous hourly wage of workers in the U.S.
What’s more, people will surely go out and apply as the company is also giving out a sign-up bonus of up to $1,000 which is an unbeatable offer.
Meanwhile, the hirings in Amazon include its warehouses and delivery hubs in the U.S. and Canada. It is aiming to fill up job posts in Arizona, Wisconsin, California, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Washington and other states.