Amazon has announced it is creating over 3,800 positions this season at its Brampton, Milton and Mississauga fulfillment centres.
The candidates interested in working with Amazon can apply on Amazon’s “Hiring Day” to be held n Thursday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Shoppers World in Brampton. Last year, hundreds of holiday positions were transitioned to regular, full-time roles after the holidays and the company expects to continue that trend this year.
The new employees will have various shift options to help pick, pack and ship customers’ holiday orders. Throughout the year, on average, 90 per cent of associates across the company’s North American fulfillment network are regular, full-time employees. Employees hired during the holidays play a critical role in meeting customer demand and Amazon is excited to be adding thousands of jobs in the Greater Toronto Area.
Amazon provides full-time employees with health insurance, disability insurance, retirement savings plans and company stock. In addition, Amazon’s hourly fulfillment centre employees are eligible for the innovative Career Choice program that pre-pays 95 per cent of the cost of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether those skills are related to jobs at Amazon. To date, more than 10,000 employees have taken the next step in pursuing their passion with career re-training through the Career Choice program.