Amazon . com Inc. plans to hire 100,000 additional employees in the U.S. and Canada, continuing its hiring spree during a jump in online shopping caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The e-commerce giant said Monday it would hire full- and part-time positions at dozens of locations, with the new jobs paying at least $15 an hour and including benefits and signing bonuses of as much as $1,000 in some cities. Hiring for the jobs has already begun.
The Seattle-based company also said it would open 100 operational buildings this month alone, including fulfillment centers, delivery stations, sorting centers and other sites. That will add to more than 75 others already opened this year in Canada and the U.S., it said.
The outsize expansion comes after Amazon experienced a wave of orders this year when coronavirus restrictions pushed millions more people toward online shopping. Retailers like Walmart Inc. and Target Corp. as well as e-commerce companies such as Instacart Inc. also saw immense growth online and hired hundreds of thousands …