Amazon's California Hiring Spree: 30,000 Seasonal Workers Wanted with Bonuses and Wage Boosts

Ash Jurberg

Amazon Ramps Up for the Season: 30,000 Jobs, Bonuses, and Wage Increases in California

E-commerce giant Amazon has launched a hiring spree in California before the holiday period.

Amazon wants to hire 30,000 people in California across full-time, seasonal, and part-time roles. The company has advised these could lead to permanent work.

On average, customer fulfillment and transportation employees can earn more than $20.50 an hour — an increase of $1.50 over last year. Some new hires will be eligible for bonuses ranging from $1,000 to $3,000.

Whether someone is looking for a short-term way to make extra money, or is hoping to take their first step toward a fulfilling and rewarding career at Amazon, there’s a role available for them. A fulfillment or transportation employee who starts with us today will see a 13% increase in pay over the next three years—likely more, including our annual wage investments—and that’s on top of offerings like pre-paid college tuition with Career Choice and health care benefits on day one." John Felton, Amazon’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations

Amazon in California

Amazon has also released its latest investment and economic impact data for California from its 2023 Economic Impact Report.

It states:

  • Amazon has invested $142 billion in California
  • The company has created over 160,000 direct jobs in California.
  • This has led to an additional 311,000 indirect jobs across California in construction and professional services.

For more information on roles and how to apply, click here.

Amazon may be bucking the trend, with CNN reporting this year could mark the retail industry’s lowest seasonal hiring total since 2008.

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