(Newsroom America) -- Amazon says it is hiring for more than 50,000 seasonal positions across the U.S. this holiday season.
"In addition to the thousands of people we’ve hired for full-time jobs this year, we're proud to be adding more than 50,000 seasonal jobs this holiday," said Dave Clark, vice president, Global Customer Fulfillment.
"We’re hiring at our sites across the U.S. for talented individuals to help us deliver a great experience for our customers this holiday season. Temporary associates play a critical role in meeting increased customer demand during the holiday season, and we expect thousands of temporary associates will stay on in full-time positions."
Amazon employs more than 20,000 people across its 40 U.S. fulfillment centers and pays its full-time, permanent employees 30 percent more than what traditional retail store employees earn. Full-time employees also receive stock grants that over the past five years have added an average of 9 percent to base pay annually.
For its full-time, permanent positions, Amazon says it offers competitive hourly wages, Amazon stock grants, and comprehensive benefits, including medical and dental coverage, company-paid vision, company-paid life insurance, company-paid disability insurance, paid vacation, a 401(k) plan with a company match and discount programs.
People can apply online at http://www.amazonfulfillmentcareers.com.