’Tis the Season: Amazon Is Filling 120,000 Seasonal Jobs in 33 States

General scenes at the Amazon Fulfillment center in Robbinsville Township, N.J.
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Amazon is getting a head start on holiday cheer by creating 120,000 new seasonal jobs in 33 states.

But if these full- and part-time jobs aren’t quite what you’re looking for, be sure to check out our Jobs page on Facebook — we post new opportunities there all the time.

Where Amazon Is Hiring Seasonal Workers

Amazon is hiring workers in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

Simply click on your state on Amazon’s seasonal hiring page to see a list of jobs available in your area.

You can also search the job database by keyword, city, state, zip code and how far you’re willing to commute.

Seasonal Job Opportunities at Amazon

Like permanent full-time and part-time employees, seasonal workers are eligible for benefits.

Seasonal jobs and pay rates vary by location, but here are a few examples of what’s available.

Seasonal Fresh Associate

Fresh Associates fill grocery orders in chilly or downright freezing environments. According to the job description, temperatures in the order-processing facilities can drop below 32 degrees!  

Applicants must read and take direction in English, lift up to 49 pounds and stand/walk for 10 to 12 hours per day.

Additional benefits include:

  • Holiday overtime pay
  • Weekly pay schedule
  • Basic Life, AD&D insurance
  • On-the-job training and skill development
  • Employee Assistance Program

Warehouse Associate

Warehouse Associates pull and pack orders, unload truck shipments and move merchandise.

Applicants should be willing to operate carts, hand trucks, and industrial truck equipment for 10 to 12 hours per day. Warehouses may be noisy at times and indoor temperatures can range from 60 to 90 degrees.

Applicants must be willing to work any shift and overtime as required.

Additional benefits include:

  • Health care benefits after 90 days
  • Holiday and overtime pay
  • Paid time off
  • Weekly pay schedule
  • Flexible work schedules for associates who are in school

Sortation Associate

Sortation Associates sort packages by zip code, build and wrap pallets of packages, and move merchandise using dollies, carts, hand trucks and other moving equipment.

Applicants must be able to lift up to 49 pounds and work on a secure platform up to 40 feet high.

Additional benefits include:

  • Weekly pay schedule
  • Holiday overtime pay
  • Basic Life, AD&D insurance after 30 days
  • On-the-job training and skill development
  • Employee Assistance Program

These Seasonal Amazon Jobs Could Become Permanent

People who work seasonal jobs at Amazon may have an advantage when it comes to  snagging a permanent job after the holidays.  

“We look forward to welcoming back holiday employees who return year-after-year to Amazon and welcome new faces to the team, many of whom will continue on with regular, full-time roles with the company after the holidays,” said Dave Clark, Amazon Senior Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment.

Be sure to check out the list of benefits for seasonal workers and then head over to Amazon’s careers page to apply online for a seasonal job.

Lisa McGreevy is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She loves telling readers about new job opportunities, so look her up on Twitter @lisah if you’ve got a tip to share.