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Amazon hiring in Maryland as pandemic boosts online shopping

BALTIMORE, MD—Amazon is hiring in Maryland as the coronavirus pandemic triggers an online shopping boom.

On Monday, the company announced that it is hiring an additional 100,000 regular employment opportunities throughout the U.S. and Canada. The roles offer a starting wage of at least $15 per hour, and in select cities Amazon is offering sign-on bonuses up to $1,000 to new hires.

On top of Amazon’s minimum $15 wage, the company offers full-time employees industry-leading benefits, which include health, vision, and dental insurance, 401(k) with 50 percent company match, up to 20 weeks paid parental leave, and Amazon’s Career Choice program, which pre-pays 95% of tuition for courses in high-demand fields.

“We are opening 100 buildings this month alone across new fulfillment and sortation centers, delivery stations, and other sites,” said Dave Clark, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations at Amazon. “We are proud to be hiring 100,000 new associates with pay of $15 per hour or more across those buildings and in our network. Our expansion also comes with an unwavering commitment to safety. Collectively, our new team members have already completed more than 1,200,000 hours of safety training, with over 500,000 more hours expected, to ensure that in addition to fast and efficient delivery for our customers, we’re providing a safe and modern environment for our employees and partners.”

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Amazon has already opened over 75 new fulfillment, sortation centers, regional air hubs, and delivery stations in the U.S. and Canada in 2020. Applicants can see all the states with jobs available at amazon.com/apply, but some of the locations with the most roles include:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • New Jersey
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

Hiring for the new roles is already underway. Interested candidates can visit amazon.com/apply to learn more and apply.

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