Need A Job? Amazon’s Looking To Hire Thousands In Colorado
If you are looking for work in Colorado, you're in luck.
According to Joe Barela, executive director of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, there are currently over 125,000 jobs available in the state of Colorado.
"With the expiration of supplemental federal stimulus benefits, many Coloradans need good, flexible, well-paying jobs,” Barela said in a statement, as per the Denver Post.
In addition to the hundreds of thousands of open jobs in the state, e-commerce giant, Amazon, has announced that they are now looking to hire 4,900 workers in Colorado for their new Colorado Springs and metro Denver facilities.
The Denver Post reported that Amazon will pay an average starting wage of $18 an hour on its fulfillment and transportation side, which equates to a salary of $37,440 annually for a full-time employee.
Amazon is also offering health, vision, and dental insurance to its employees, as well as a 401(k) with a 50% match, up to 20 weeks paid parental leave, and full college tuition reimbursement.
If that's not enticing enough, some of the job openings also reportedly come with signing bonuses of up to $1,000.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, Amazon has employed 450,000 new workers nationwide, ultimately as a result of the astronomical surge in demand for online retail.
Even in the midst of a recovering economy,
Storefronts might be reopening and the economy might be on the road to recovery, but the demand from those shopping online has not died; as such, Amazon continues to hire, and so are its delivery partners, who plan to hire an additional 125,000 workers nationwide by the end of 2021.
If you or somebody you know might be interested in learning more about job opportunities with Amazon, you can visit their website and apply for open positions here.
Aside from Amazon, Pueblo-based e-commerce support firm, Radial, announced it wants to add more than 500 customer service agents to help its clients deal with the holiday rush; investment firm, Fidelity, is also reportedly planning to add 500 associates in the state.
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