Amazon has promoted more than 35,000 Operations employees in 2020. In addition, 30,000 employees (more than 1,100 in Maryland) have been involved in Amazon’s Career Choice Program. In turn, this has created an additional 100,000 seasonal jobs across North America Operations.
There are more than 12 million Americans out of work, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In addition, the new seasonal roles in many locations across the U.S. and more will enhance its regular full- and part-time positions. Moreover, Amazon offers jobs for people of all backgrounds and skill levels. Therefore, these 100,000 new, seasonal jobs offer chances for pay incentives, benefits. There are routes to a longer-term career. Or the option of earning extra income and flexibility during the holiday season.
On the Forbes World’s Best Employers list, Amazon ranks a #2 spot. This list is based entirely on anonymous employee input. It reflects Amazon’s highly-competitive pay. They offer benefits from day one and training programs for in-demand jobs, among other criteria. On top of an industry-leading $15 minimum wage, full-time employees receive comprehensive benefits on day one. These include health, dental, and vision insurance, 401K with a 50 percent company match. In addition, a network to succeed.
“At Amazon, we believe in providing our employees with great jobs and better futures. We’re proud to see our employees grow through promotions to the next level at Amazon. Moreover, through programs like Career Choice. In turn, which helps them pursue careers in high demand fields,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment.
Five years ago, Jose Ramos, a local Baltimore area resident, joined Amazon. Ramos was responsible for picking items for customer orders at Amazon’s Baltimore City fulfillment center. Through a series of promotions, Ramos rose up in the ranks and now works for Amazon Web Services. There he supports data center operations. Because of Ramos’ hard work and determination and being in Amazon’s Career Choice Program, he earned a certificate in computer technology. Now, Ramos is currently earning his associates’ degree in computer science.