Amazon is Hiring 100,000 People Across the U.S. (Work-From-Home Jobs, Too!)

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Need a job?

Your odds of finding one with Amazon might be pretty darn good.

Amazon currently employs 180,000 folks, making it one of the largest U.S. employers.

Well, the retail mogul plans to hire another 100,000 full-time employees in the next 18 months — with full benefits.

Who’s Amazon Looking to Hire?

You don’t need a resume bursting with tech experience to land one of these Amazon jobs.

“These new job opportunities are for people all across the country and with all types of experience, education and skill levels — from engineers and software developers to those seeking entry-level positions and on-the-job training,” the company stated in its January 12 press release.

In fact, it says new fulfillment centers are already being constructed in Texas, California, Florida and New Jersey — with many more in other states coming soon.

In addition, Amazon has pledged to hire and train 25,000 military veterans and spouses in the next five years.

Also consider Amazon’s Marketplace and Flex lines, which will “continue to create hundreds of thousands of jobs” for Americans who crave flexibility, the press release states.

And don’t forget about Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing for self-publishing as well as Amazon Web Services for hatching businesses.

Amazon Has Amazon-ing Benefits, Too

Hear that? Full time equals full benefits. There are seriously so many perks, including:

  • “Highly competitive pay”
  • Health insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Retirement savings plans
  • Company stock
  • Up to 20 weeks of paid leave

Cherry on top: Amazon has something called a Career Choice program, which preps employees for other in-demand Amazon (and otherwise) jobs.

Basically, the program pre-pays 95% of tuition so long as you’re taking classes that pertain to in-demand, high-wage fields, even if they aren’t relevant to a future career at Amazon.

More than 9,000 employees have already taken part in the program.

How You Can Get a Job at Amazon

Bookmark Amazon’s jobs page, where you can search for jobs or browse opportunities.

There are specific sections for fulfillment center opportunities, as well as work-from-home opportunities (currently 202 openings).

All the details are right here in the company’s press release.

And for more job opportunities, visit The Penny Hoarder’s Facebook jobs page.

Your Turn: Are you trying to get on of these Amazon jobs?

Carson Kohler (@CarsonKohler) is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder. After recently completing graduate school, she focuses on saving money — and surviving the move back in with her parents.