Amazon to hire 100,000
Amazon plans to hire 100,000 regular employees in the United States and Canada.
The workers will be employed at the 100 fulfillment, sorting and delivery locations the company is opening this month, according to a statement.
Nearly 5,000 of those hires will be in the Inland Empire, said Eileen Hards, operations public relations specialist for Amazon, in an email.
Amazon opened a major distribution facility in Beaumont last week.
Pay will start at $15 an hour, with some employees eligible for $1,000 signing bonuses.
“We are opening 100 buildings this month alone across new fulfillment and sortation centers, delivery stations, and other sites,” said Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of worldwide operations, in the statement. “We are proud to be hiring 100,000 new associates with pay of $15 per hour or more across those buildings and in our network.”