(NEXSTAR) — Amazon announced Tuesday that it’s creating an additional 100,000 seasonal jobs.
The retail giant said the positions will give people an opportunity to earn money during the holiday season. Additionally, many of the job locations will include bonus holiday incentives, the retail giant said, adding that new hires will be fully trained and all facilities follow strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
“With more than 12 million Americans out of work according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics these new seasonal roles in several locations across the US and Canada will complement its regular full- and part-time positions,” Amazon said in a statement. “Amazon offers jobs for people of all backgrounds and skill levels, and these 100,000 new, seasonal jobs offer opportunities for pay incentives, benefits, and a path to a longer-term career, or can simply provide extra income and flexibility during the holiday season.”
The retail giant also said it has promoted more than 35,000 employees in 2020. It also said 30,000 employees have taken advantage of its Career Choice program, which is designed to help “upskill” people seeking a future in a “high-demand field.”
The company said half of the program’s participants are from underrepresented minority groups.
“Career Choice is one way we help people think big about their careers, and we offer training across a wide variety of skills needed for high-demand fields,” Darcie Henry, VP of Global HR for Amazon Operations, said in a statement.
Interested candidates can visit amazon.com/apply to learn more about locally available jobs of all kinds.