Amazon's fulfillment and logistics operations are expanding, and the online retailer is staffing up. To attract the 75,000 workers the company needs, Amazon is offering pay starting at more than $17 an hour, along with a sign-on bonus (in some locations) of up to $1,000. For those who show up to work and are already fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Amazon is offering a $100 benefit. The high starting pay and incentives show that the retailer is aware of how competitive the job market has become.
Amazon is making a hiring push as talent is becoming more expensive. Higher demand for e-commerce has pushed up demand for e-commerce workers, making the job market competitive among employers.