Amazon unveiled plans to hire 4,800 workers in the Philadelphia region as part of an expansion that will add multiple warehouses.
The new positions will be concentrated in fulfillment and transportation operations. The average starting wage will be $18 per hour, with hourly wages beginning at up to $22.50 in some locations. Full-time employees will have benefits worth up to an additional $3.50 per hour.
Over the last year, Amazon has announced, where most of the new jobs will be located. The warehouses are planned for the following sites:
•1103-1113 Ridge Pike, Conshohocken
•53 W. Germantown Pike, East Norriton
•2900 Grant Ave., Philadelphia
•700 Ramona Ave., Philadelphia
•6901 Elmwood Ave., Philadelphia
Amazon has opened more than 250 new fulfillment centers, sortation centers, regional air hubs and delivery stations in the U.S. in 2021, and will open over 100 more buildings in September alone.
Across the country, Amazon is looking to hire about 125,000 new employees. In addition to the starting wages and benefits, the Seattle-based company touts its Career Choice program, which pays full college tuition for front-line employees as part of ato expand education and skills training for its U.S. workforce.
Amazon’s investments in the Philadelphia area go beyond its warehouses. The company recentlyin Pennsylvania in Warrington, Bucks County, and has plans for additional grocery stores in Bensalem, Philadelphia and other locations.
On Wednesday, Amazon will hold aoffering coaching sessions with company recruiters to help participants land jobs and assist existing employees in their career development.
In addition to hiring employees for Amazon operations, the company is supporting the growth of its small- to mid-size delivery service partners who help with operations and logistics. These partners arebefore the end of the year.
Interested applicantsas they are added online.