Amazon is Hiring Thousands of People Over the Next Few Years

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An Amazon Prime truck delivers an Australian fern to Amazon’s campus for the ceremonial first planting at The Spheres on Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Seattle.
An Amazon Prime truck delivers an Australian fern to Amazon’s campus for the ceremonial first planting at The Spheres on Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Seattle. Stephen Brashear/AP Photo for Amazon

Amazon is on a path to total world domination, and it seems we’re all powerless to stop it.

OK, so it’s less like we’re powerless and more like we’re feeding into the all-consuming need for immediate gratification in the form of household items, clothing, video streaming, books, small appliances, electronics, accessories, foodstuffs and — oh yeah — literally anything else you could possibly dream up.

However you choose to look at it, the company is growing at an (alarmingly) impressive rate.

This means it’ll continue to build fulfillment centers and headquarters (and whatever else the future of Amazon may bring), which will, in turn, open up plenty of new jobs. That’s the part we care about.

Amazon Jobs for Everyone

This year, Amazon announced plans to build a second headquarters, equal in size to its existing Seattle-area HQ.

Fifty cities across the U.S. and Canada are currently fighting for the right to be home to Amazon’s next mega-headquarters. The company has said it will invest $5 billion in the construction of this new Amazon-opolis and promises the headquarters will eventually provide as many as 50,000 jobs.

But really, why stop there?

While all those major cities await Amazon’s decision on the new HQ, the company is moving forward with already planned initiatives — namely, opening an office (not a headquarters, mind you) on the west side of Manhattan in New York City.

The 360,000-square-foot space in the new Manhattan West mega-development will house advertising, Amazon Fashion and Amazon Web Services teams — and the company is already expecting to hire about 2,000 additional people over the next few years to staff it.

Earlier this month, Amazon also announced plans to build an 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center in New York, creating more than 2,250 full-time on Staten Island.

You Get a Job, and YOU Get a Job Everybody GETS A JOB

And because Amazon is the Oprah of warehouse and fulfillment center jobs, the company has begun releasing plans for 2018, and — you guessed it — those plans involve thousands more jobs across the country.

In July, Amazon announced plans to open fulfillment centers in Orlando, Florida, and Romulus, Michigan, creating more than 1,500 new jobs in each city.

In August, Amazon announced plans to open fulfillment centers in North Randall, Ohio, and Salem, Oregon, creating another 2,000 and 1,000 full-time jobs in each city, respectively.

In September, Amazon announced plans to open fulfillment centers in Shelby, Michigan, Monroe, Ohio and Portland, Oregon. Each center will create more than 1,000 jobs for people in those areas.

You can go here to browse Amazon’s current job openings (fulfillment and otherwise), but keep in mind that many of the aforementioned centers don’t open until sometime in 2018. You may have to check back later to see all of the open positions near you.

And for those of you who are still adamantly anti-Amazon, someday soon you’ll all be forced to make a choice: Step outside and ask your grouchy, grudge-holding neighbor for a cup of sugar (like in the ancient times) so you can finish baking that pie, or wait a short 20 minutes for a friendly drone to deliver it to your window with a drone-smile.

Listen, I’m not saying Amazon is the way of the future, but Amazon just might be the way of the future.

Grace Schweizer is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder.

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