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Amazon is making thousands of hires permanent in Texas after COVID-19

Amazon is making thousands of hires permanent in Texas after COVID-19
02 Jun 2020

Amazon is going all in with some of its recent hires under the pandemic.

After bringing on more than 14,000 hires in Texas, Amazon is offering over 8,800 of the folks full-time roles in the state, according to a spokesperson. These roles include customer fulfillment and last-mile deliveries.

The move is in line with the company’s broad push with hiring around COVID-19. Amazon will convert 125,000 of the 175,000 temporary roles hired since March to permanent jobs if the employees want to do so, according to a blog on its website.

Full-time roles at Amazon receive a minimum wage of at least $15 an hour, along with benefits. There are also training programs that make it easier to move into different careers at Amazon or other companies.

Amazon is investing in the Dallas area and beyond as people embrace e-commerce amid local shelter-in-place policies keep people away from brick-and-mortar stores.

Nearly 60 percent of consumers worldwide said they had high levels of interaction with physical stores before COVID-19, but now less than a quarter see themselves in that high-interaction category, according to a report by CapGemini.

Amazon has made other moves of late in North Texas. In September, the company drew more than 4,400 candidates to a “Career Day” effort in Dallas, one of six cities to hold the event looking to fill more than 30,000 open spots across the nation, according to Amazon.

North Texas also was among the first to get even quicker same-days from Amazon. The feature aims to go from “click to doorstep” in a just a handful of hours for up to 3 million items that are tagged on the site, according to the company.

By Brian Womack

Source: Biz Journals