10,000 seasonal Amazon jobs available in California


Employees arrive at Amazon’s San Bernardino Fulfillment Center October 29, 2013. (Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -- Amazon will be hiring 120,000 seasonal workers for the upcoming holidays across the U.S., including in California, the online retailer announced Thursday.

The positions are available at the company’s network of fulfillment centers and customer service sites, according to a company news release.

“This is our favorite time of year—we love serving customers during the busy holiday season and we’re excited to bring on more than 120,000 seasonal employees this year to support growing customer demand,” Amazon Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment Mike Roth said in the release.

More than 14,000 seasonal workers were promoted to full-time roles after the holidays last year, the company said. That number is expected to increase this year.

More than 10,000 seasonal associates are expected to be hired in the state, though the retailer did not specify how many of those positions will be at its Southern California facilities in San Bernardino, Moreno Valley and Eastvale. The jobs pay between $11.75 and $12.75.

Amazon is also looking to hire in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

The company has already hired tens of thousands of full-time employees this year at its U.S. fulfillment and customer service centers, according to the company. Amazon officials say the vast majority of its associates — roughly 90 percent — work for the company full time.

Those employees receive “competitive wages and comprehensive benefits,” such as healthcare and a 401(k), along with stock awards and bonuses.

Anyone interested in a seasonal position within the company is encouraged to apply at www.amazon.com/seasonal.

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