Online retail giant Amazon expects to add more than 3,600 jobs in New Jersey as part of a $350 million investment globally to increase pay by $2 per hour in the United States, bringing the American hourly minimum wage to $17 per hour through April, an Amazon spokesperson told NJBIZ Tuesday.
These jobs are available from Newark to Trenton and further into South Jersey, including more than 400 jobs in Robbinsville and 600 in the greater-Newark area.
These jobs will be for employees in Amazon’s fulfillment center, transportation operations, stores and deliveries so that other employees can remain at home.
This news comes as the coronavirus has caused schools and businesses to close, yet Amazon looks to hire.
Many people are working from home in accordance with health officials advising people to avoid being around others to prevent transmission of the coronavirus.
The Amazon spokeswoman said interested candidates can learn more, search for jobs and apply online.
Amazon is also giving an increase in pay by 2 pounds per hour in the United Kingdom and about 2 euros per hour in many European Union countries.