Amazon to hire 8,700+ employees in more than 40 New Jersey cities, towns

Linda Lindner//September 14, 2021//

Amazon to hire 8,700+ employees in more than 40 New Jersey cities, towns

Linda Lindner//September 14, 2021//

Listen to this article

Amazon is hiring.

The company, which is considered the largest job creator in the U.S., said Sept. 14 it is gearing up to offer more than 8,700 local employment opportunities throughout New Jersey, on top of 40,000 recently announced corporate and technology jobs.

The roles in fulfillment and transportation offer an average starting wage of more than $18 per hour—and up to $22.50 per hour in some locations.

Jobs are available in over 40 cities and towns across New Jersey. The company provides full-time employees comprehensive benefits from day one, worth an additional $3.50 per hour. They include health, vision and dental insurance, 401(k) with 50% company match, up to 20 weeks of paid parental leave, and Amazon’s Career Choice program, in which the company will pay full college tuition for its front-line employees as part of $1.4 billion investment to expand education and skills training benefits for its U.S. workforce.

Amazon is also hosting a National Career Day on Sept. 15.

The free virtual event will offer 20,000 individual career-coaching sessions with Amazon recruiters to help participants land their next job, as well as thousands of additional sessions for Amazon employees looking to transition to higher-paying roles within the company or elsewhere. Attendees will have access to personalized career coaching; insights, advice and learning opportunities from Amazon Chief Executive Officer Andy Jassy and industry-leading experts; and tactical training through coding workshops and breakout sessions. The event is open to all, regardless of level of experience, professional field, or background.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Amazon has hired more than 450,000 people in the U.S., and 1-in-10 hourly employees who have been with the company six months or longer have been promoted.

“We are proud to offer opportunities for people from a range of backgrounds, from furloughed workers to former military personnel,” said Dave Clark, CEO Worldwide Consumer at Amazon. “We take our responsibility as an employer seriously and want our employees to succeed and thrive. That’s why we offer an average starting wage of more than $18 per hour, provide a great range of comprehensive benefits—including health care coverage, parental leave, career training, and ways to save for the future—and have a team of thousands working to build a safe and inclusive work environment.

“Whether you’re looking for a short-term job to make money for the holidays or a long-term career, you’re welcome here, and we look forward to having you on our team,” Clark said.

Hiring is already underway. Interested candidates can visit www.amazon.com/apply to learn more and apply.