Amazon boosts hourly pay to over $18, to hire 125,000 workers
Sept 14 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) hiked its average starting wage to $18 per hour on Tuesday and said it plans to hire more than 125,000 warehouse and transportation workers in the United States.
Reuters exclusively reported the news earlier on Tuesday. read more
The world's largest online retailer also said it would pay a sign-on bonus of $3,000 in some locations and the hourly wage could go up to $22.50. Amazon was among the first few retailers to set a $15 an hour minimum wage in 2018.
Amazon had said in May it would pay around $17 in average wages.
The logo of Amazon is pictured inside the company's office in Bengaluru, India, April 20, 2018. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa
The company is hiring to run the 100 logistics facilities it will launch this month in the United States, on top of the more than 250 that opened earlier this year.
The additional staffing will also help roll out one-day delivery for Amazon's Prime loyalty club members.
Retailers are scrambling to hire hourly workers in a tight-labor market and have been offering benefits and sign-on bonuses to entice them.
Walmart Inc (WMT.N) said earlier this month said it planned to hire 20,000 workers at its supply chain division ahead of the busy holiday season.
Reporting by Nivedita Balu in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty
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Amazon boosts starting hourly wage to $18 amid ongoing hiring rush
Amazon is hiring 125,000 warehouse workers, some of whom will earn up to $22.50 an hour, the company said on Tuesday.
As the race to hire warehouse workers intensifies in preparation for the holiday season, Amazon has hiked its average starting wage for fulfillment and transportation workers, who will now earn more than $18 an hour, Amazon said, up from about $15 an hour.
In some of the tightest labor markets, which tend to be urban areas, the e-commerce giant is paying up to $22.50 an hour and is also dangling $3,000 sign-on bonuses, the company said.
Amazon is also opening more than 100 fulfillment centers and regional delivery stations in September after opening more than 250 of these facilities in last year alone.
The company did not immediately disclose the locations of those facilities, including whether any will be in the New York area.
The hiring binge comes as most retailers, including Walmart, Target, Home Depot and Macy’s, typically announce their plans to add seasonal workers, but this year many large companies are opting to hire full-time instead of temporary employees, according to outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
“With just a few short weeks from the start of the holiday shopping season, retailers are announcing permanent hiring plans rather than seasonal ones,” Andrew Challenger, senior vice president of the firm said in a statement on Tuesday.
Earlier this month, Walmart announced plans to hire 20,000 logistics workers, but has yet to announce seasonal holiday hiring plans, Challenger pointed out.
Last week Walmart also boosted its store associates’ hourly wage by $1 an hour, which amounts to an average hourly rate of $16.40, the company said.
So far this year, US companies have announced just 190,000 seasonal hiring jobs, which is down from 301,700 this time last year, according to the outplacement firm.
Many companies are also sweetening their benefit packages, including Amazon and Walmart, which announced programs to cover college tuition at certain universities.
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