In a significant boost to Cleveland’s economy, e-commerce behemoth Amazon has announced plans to hire 7,000 workers in the region ahead of the festive season, offering an attractive starting wage of between $17 and $28 per hour. This hiring spree forms part of the company’s wider recruitment drive to onboard 250,000 new employees across the U.S., including 15,000 in Ohio and 2,000 in the Akron area, to fill full-time, part-time, and seasonal roles.
The company, which is Ohio’s third-largest employer, has seen a meteoric rise in its presence in the state, growing from 6,000 jobs in 2017 to 45,000 as of 2022. The new roles will range from picking and packing orders to sorting and shipping them, signaling Amazon’s commitment to strengthening its operations and customer service. This large-scale recruitment drive is backed by a significant $1.3 billion investment into employee pay, raising the average starting salary to over $20.50 an hour.
Amazon to Hire 7,000 Workers in Cleveland Ahead of Holiday Season
Cleveland, Ohio — Amazon is preparing for the holiday season by looking to employ 7,000 workers in Cleveland, offering a starting pay of $17 to $28 per hour. This recruitment drive forms part of a larger hiring initiative across the U.S., with the e-commerce behemoth planning to bring on board 250,000 employees, including 15,000 in Ohio and 2,000 in the Akron area, in addition to the 7,000 in Cleveland.
A Variety of Roles Available
The positions Amazon aims to fill range from full-time to part-time and seasonal roles. John Felton, Amazon’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations, stated, “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.” The jobs on offer vary, with responsibilities including picking and packing orders, sorting, and shipping them. Interested candidates can apply for open positions at amazon.com/apply.
Investing in Employee Pay and Expansion
Amazon is investing a substantial $1.3 billion into employee pay, bringing the average starting pay to over $20.50 per hour. The company also announced that it has opened over 50 fulfillment centers, delivery stations, and same-day delivery sites in the U.S. in 2023 alone.
Amazon’s Growing Footprint in Ohio
As of 2022, Amazon was Ohio’s third-largest employer, with a workforce of 45,000, trailing behind only Walmart and Cleveland Clinic. This represents significant growth for the company in Ohio, which was ranked 53rd in the state with 6,000 jobs in 2017, according to the Ohio Department of Development. Amazon has invested more than $25 billion in Ohio since 2010, constructing 16 fulfillment centers and 17 delivery stations across the state.
Amazon’s hiring spree underlines the company’s commitment to Ohio, benefiting not only the local economy but also providing ample job opportunities for residents. With a range of roles available and a substantial investment in employee pay, Amazon is positioning itself as a top employer in the region. As the holiday season approaches, this could be the perfect time for Ohio residents to explore potential career opportunities with Amazon.