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Amazon adding 75K positions due to COVID-19, 800 in Nevada

Posted at 7:20 AM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 16:53:15-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Amazon is hiring 75,000 new employees to help with their large demand during the pandemic. They are also raising the wage for their workers.

Amazon will be hiring an additional 800 employees throughout Nevada.

The new hires fill a range of roles throughout the state, including picking, packing, and shipping customer orders and delivering packages from delivery stations to meet the needs of the COVID-19 demand surge. Amazon’s investment in its employees was previously expected to total $350 million in increased wages during this unprecedented time—now anticipated to be over $500 million. Amazon teams continue to invest in safety, pay, and benefits for our teams who are playing an invaluable role in getting items to communities around the world.

Interested candidates can apply at www.amazon.com/jobsnow. Jobs are available on a rolling basis and fill up quickly. We encourage 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.

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