Amazon has now hired more than 1,600 employees in Connecticut as part of their original announcement to create more than 100,000 new full- and part-time jobs across the U.S. in response to COVID-19. The 1,600 new employees in Connecticut join more than 4,000 full-time employees already working in Amazon facilities across the state. As demand continues to surge from people relying on Amazon’s services during this unprecedented time, particularly those who are most vulnerable to being out in public, the company announced it is adding 75,000 additional new roles across the country, including more than 1,400 in Connecticut.
A newly hired Amazonian at the North Haven fulfillment center shared her story on finding work after her position as a tutor was cut due to COVID-19. Now, Nini’s a part of the North Haven Amazon team that’s making sure our communities have what they need during this critical time.
Interested candidates can apply at www.amazon.com/jobsnow. Jobs are available on a rolling basis and fill up quickly. Amazon encourages people to sign up for text alerts for regular updates. U.S. residents can text AMAZON to 77088 to receive automated messages about job openings near them. Onboarding includes several COVID-19 accommodations, including virtual new hire orientation sessions and providing training and information through online and app based sessions. The roles start with minimum pay of $17 per hour through the end of April, which is an increase of $2 per hour since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, and come with the company’s industry-leading health benefits on day one, including 2x base pay for overtime and paid time off (PTO) benefits for regular part-time and seasonal employees. You can read even more here.
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