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Amazon to hire 1K in Delaware in seasonal push

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Amazon opened its massive Boxwood plant on Sept. 12 and expects to soon be shipping orders to customers while adding hundreds of additional workers. | DBT PHOTO BY JACOB OWENS

WILMINGTON – Amazon announced Monday that it will hire about 1,000 additional employees in Delaware through the holiday season amid its annual push to handle the deluge of gift buying.

The 1,000 state jobs are a part of the 150,000 that the e-commerce giant expects to hire nationwide, the company said. Those jobs have an average starting pay of $18 per hour, sign-on bonuses up to $3,000 and an additional $3 per hour depending on shifts in many locations.

“We are proud to be offering a huge range of full-time, part-time, and now seasonal jobs with great pay and benefits,” said Alicia Boler Davis, senior vice president of global customer fulfillment, said in a statement. “Our seasonal hiring helps us deliver on our promises to customers while also providing flexibility to our full-time employees during busy periods. Joining Amazon in one of our seasonal roles offers high-paying, part-time work, or a path to a full-time position, with benefits like our Career Choice program to help people advance their education and careers within Amazon or beyond.”

Jobs in Amazon’s operations network include stowing, picking, packing, shipping and more. New hires will be fully trained and all facilities follow strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

Amazon already has plans to hire more than 1,000 new employees in Delaware this year in opening its massive Boxwood fulfillment center and several smaller last-mile delivery centers around the state. It already employs more than 4,500 people in the state through facilities in New Castle and Middletown.

Interested candidates can see open positions at www.amazon.com/apply.

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