The jobs, available through the USA and Canada, are on top of the 33,000 corporate and technology positions announced last week.
"New Jersey has been an incredible state for us to grow and to invest, so we're incredibly proud to have created a total of 34,000 full- and part-time jobs already". "We've been investing in the state for more than a decade, so while we talk a lot about job creation and being able to get important items out to customers as they need them throughout the pandemic and every day, we also support more than 49,000 small and medium-sized business across New Jersey who can continue to keep their virtual doors open despite this hard time". "And that's where they get picked up by our delivery service providers for delivery direct to the customer", said Lighty.
The company is hiring across the spectrum, from packing customer orders to shipping and logistics.
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Amazon has already opened 75 new fulfillment, sortation centers and delivery stations this year.
The surge in hiring is part of the company's expansion in cities across the United States.
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Clark also emphasized the company's "unwavering commitment to safety" - a major issue as COVID-19 fears continue to upend the country, and have triggered protests at Amazon facilities. "Collectively, our new team members have already completed more than 1,200,000 hours of safety training, with over 500,000 more hours expected, to ensure that in addition to fast and efficient delivery for our customers, we're providing a safe and modern environment for our employees and partners", he added.