a man standing in front of a box: Amazon announced it would hike wages of its Canada warehouse staff by 27%. Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images


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Amazon introduced it could hike wages of its Canada warehouse workers by 27%. Ina Fassbender/AFP by way of Getty Photos

  • Amazon plans to rent 125,000 transportation and warehouse roles within the US, it mentioned Tuesday.
  • Amazon mentioned new hires would receives a commission, on common, greater than $18 an hour.
  • Some would receives a commission as much as $22.50 an hour, it mentioned.
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Amazon introduced on Tuesday that it was planning to rent 125,000 transportation and warehouse roles throughout the US, with some recruits getting sign-on bonuses of as much as $3,000.

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Amazon mentioned in a press launch that the roles would pay a median beginning wage of greater than $18 an hour, and that some roles paid $22.50 an hour. The corporate’s minimal wage within the US is $15 an hour.

It did not specify which areas would pay the sign-on bonuses. Final month, a Delaware Amazon warehouse started providing $3,000 bonuses to new recruits.

It additionally mentioned that in September alone it could open 100 extra success facilities, sorting facilities, supply stations, and air transport hubs.

Amazon is already recruiting for the roles, it mentioned.

The plans come in the future after Amazon Canada mentioned it needed to rent 15,000 new warehouse and distribution workers throughout the nation in the course of the fall. These workers would get between 17 Canadian {dollars} ($13.40) an hour and 21.65 Canadian {dollars} ($17) an hour, Amazon mentioned, which is total larger than present beginning wages.

Amazon Canada mentioned that it deliberate to present all full- and part-time employees, no matter tenure, as much as 2.20 Canadian {dollars} ($1.74) additional per hour, and that it could pay all staff a $100 bonus in the event that they confirmed proof of full vaccination.

Amazon Canada mentioned it employed greater than 25,000 Canadians, and was “proud to create 15,000 extra nice jobs at a time once they’re wanted in Canada.”

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