‘Job For Everyone’: Amazon Starts Hiring Blitz To Fill 15,000 Canada Jobs

September 19, 2021

Looking to expand its workforce, Amazon Canada is hiring 15,000 workers in the country.

This follows hiring plans announced by IBM, PwC, Microsoft, Lowe’s Canada and HCL Technologies in the past few months.

Those who will be hired as frontline employees at Amazon will receive from $17 per hour to $21.65 per hour starting on day one – up from $16 per hour, according to the company. There is also a $100 bonus for new and current employees who show proof of COVID vaccination.

Existing employees will also receive an additional $1.60 to $2.20 per hour.

“We take our responsibility as an employer seriously,” says Sumegha Kumar, director of Canadian customer fulfillment operations. “Amazon Canada employs over 25,000 Canadians, and we’re proud to create 15,000 more great jobs at a time when they’re needed in Canada, with increased pay for our amazing employees across our fulfillment, transportation and logistics networks.”

There were 57,123 job ads offering a sign-on bonus in August in the U.S., marking a 454-per-cent increase from the same month in 2020, according to a recent report.

Workers will also receive several benefits, including access to health, dental and vision benefits, training and education programs, such as the Career Choice program, designed to help upskill people who are interested in pursuing a future in a high-demand field by covering up to 95 per cent of tuition fees.

Source: HR Reporter