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Amazon announces more than 800 job openings in Utah as part of a national hiring initiative

1,500 already hired in Utah recently
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Posted at 11:00 AM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 14:07:59-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Amazon announced it has filled its March 16 pledge [blog.aboutamazon.com] to hire 100,000 people in full and part-time jobs across its U.S. operations network to keep as many people as possible working during this crisis.

According to a news release Monday, this included more than 1,500 new employees hired in Utah, joining the more than 2,000 full-time employees already working in Amazon facilities across the state.

The company has continued to see increased demand as teams support their communities and is continuing to hire, creating an additional 75,000 jobs across the country to help serve people during this unprecedented time. Locally, Amazon will be hiring an additional 800 employees in Utah.

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. Read more about our safety efforts.

Interested candidates can apply at amazon.com/slcjobs [amazon.com].

Jobs are available on a rolling basis and fill up quickly.

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