Amazon has 9,500 seasonal positions available in New Jersey the company announced Tuesday, at the same time announcing it’s put 2,300 employees in the state through upskilling training for certifications and associate degrees.
Jobs in Amazon’s operations network include stowing, picking, packing shipping and delivering customer orders, and can also include a wide variety of other jobs like managing people, being a safety ambassador, working in HR, IT and operating robotics.
“Amazon has given me so many opportunities,” Marcus Vegas, who started as a seasonal employee in 2018 and is now a full-time delivery operations manager in Kearny, said in a prepared statement. “At every level I’ve achieved, there’s always been a clear path for the next step and for growth. Leaders have trusted me to deliver results and there’s endless support at every turn.”
Amazon has invested more than $60 million in Career Choice, its upskilling program, which pays 95% of fees for certifications and associate degrees to employees interested in pursuing education for a high-demand field. Amazon has partnered with more than 85 education partners and community colleges in the U.S. and continues to grow its educator network.
“Career Choice is one way we help people think big about their careers, and we offer training across a wide variety of skills needed for high-demand fields,” said Darcie Henry, vice president of global HR for Amazon Operations, in a prepared statement. “We’re excited for the 30,000 people who have already participated in the program to continue contributing to their communities and creating better futures for their families. And we hope that number will continue to grow—people hired today could be the Career Choice graduates of tomorrow.”