Amazon hires more than 1,000 people for Grand Rapids center (update)

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UPDATE (8:39 a.m. April 14, 2020): Amazon recently announced it hired more than 80,000 employees to meet the surge in demand from people relying on Amazon’s service during this stressful time, particularly those most vulnerable to being out in public. This includes more than 1,000 new employees in Grand Rapids.

The new hires in Grand Rapids fill a range of roles, including picking, packing, and shipping customer orders and delivering packages from delivery stations to meet the needs of the COVID-19 demand surge.

Amazon is offering employment opportunities in Grand Rapids for people who may have lost their jobs due to COVID-19.

Amazon recently announced it hired more than 80,000 employees to meet the surge in demand for services during COVID-19. This includes more than 1,000 new employees in Grand Rapids.

The new hires in Grand Rapids fill a range of roles, including picking, packing and shipping customer orders and delivering packages from delivery stations to meet the needs of the COVID-19 demand surge.

According to Amazon, many new employees were impacted by layoffs related to COVID-19 and come from a variety of fields and life situations, including restaurant cooks, bartenders and servers, flight attendants, teachers, business owners, personal trainers, valet drivers, rideshare drivers, retirees, part-time workers whose jobs are now on hold and people “who just wanted to help out.”

Onboarding includes several COVID-19 accommodations, including virtual new hire orientation sessions, providing training and information through online sessions.

Starting pay is $17 per hour through the end of April, which is an increase of $2 per hour since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Amazon also provides company benefits on day one, for full-time and some part-time positions.

Interested candidates can visit amazon.com/jobsnow to apply.

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