Amazon Announces 5,000 Job Openings in Michigan

Amazon has announced 5,000 job openings in Michigan, including 3,500 in metro Detroit, across its operations, including fulfillment and transportation networks. In addition, 100 corporate jobs are available at Amazon’s Detroit Tech Hub at the 150 West Jefferson Building, where the company has more than 400 employees.
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Amazon announced 3,500 jobs in metro Detroit across its operations, including in fulfillment, transportation, and at Detroit's Tech Hub (pictured). // Courtesy of Amazon
Amazon announced 3,500 jobs in metro Detroit across its operations, including in fulfillment, transportation, and at Detroit’s Tech Hub (pictured). // Courtesy of Amazon

Amazon has announced 5,000 job openings in Michigan, including 3,500 in metro Detroit, across its operations, including fulfillment and transportation networks. In addition, 100 corporate jobs are available at Amazon’s Detroit Tech Hub at the 150 West Jefferson Building, where the company has more than 400 employees.

The jobs offer a starting pay that averages $18 an hour, along with comprehensive benefits that begin on the first day as well as fully paid college tuition.

Across the country, Amazon states 125,000 employees will be hired for full-time and part-time jobs in logistics as it expands its footprint to better serve customers in communities where they live. The openings are in addition to 40,000 corporate and technology jobs announced earlier this month.

The roles in fulfillment and transportation offer an average starting wage of more than $18 per hour—and up to $22.50 per hour in some locations. The company also provides full-time employees with comprehensive benefits from day one, worth an additional $3.50 per hour.

They include health, vision, and dental insurance, 401(k) with 50 percent company match, up to 20 weeks paid parental leave, and Amazon’s Career Choice program, in which the company will pay full college tuition for its front-line employees as part of a $1.2billion investment to expand education and skills training for its U.S. workforce.

Hiring for the new roles already is underway and sign-on bonuses of up to $3,000 are available in select locations. Interested candidates can visit www.amazon.com/apply to learn more and apply.

“Amazon’s job creation efforts will be welcomed by job seekers across America — especially in more rural locations,  which are traditionally not the focus of strong retail investment,” says Neil Saunders, managing director, retail, at Global Data, an intelligence and analytics research firm.

“Our research has found that salaries for logistics jobs are 16 percent higher than shop-floor jobs, and a higher percentage of logistics roles have scope for full-time working and provide benefits such as healthcare. In essence, this expansive job creation effort will provide an injection of wealth and opportunity into local areas.”

In 2021, Amazon opened more than 250 new fulfillment centers, sortation centers, regional air hubs, and delivery stations in the U.S., and will open more than 100 more buildings in September alone. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Amazon has hired more than 450,000 people in the U.S., and one-in-10 hourly employees who have been with the company six months or longer have been promoted.

“We are proud to offer opportunities for people from a range of backgrounds, from furloughed workers to former military personnel,” says Dave Clark, CEO of worldwide consumer at Amazon. “We take our responsibility as an employer seriously and want our employees to succeed and thrive.”

Jobs are available in hundreds of cities and towns across America. Interested candidates can see all the regions with open positions at www.amazon.com/apply. Some of the states with the most roles include:

  • Arizona
  • ​California
  • ​Colorado
  • ​Florida
  • ​Georgia
  • ​Illinois
  • ​Indiana
  • ​Kentucky
  • ​Maryland
  • ​Michigan
  • ​New Jersey
  • ​New York
  • ​North Carolina
  • ​Ohio
  • ​Pennsylvania
  • ​Tennessee
  • ​Texas
  • ​Washington

In addition to hiring employees for its operations, Amazon also is supporting the growth of small and medium-sized businesses and helping to create tens of thousands of additional jobs. Amazon works with more than 2,500 Delivery Service Partners, enabling people to build their own delivery companies by leveraging Amazon’s experience in operations and logistics. These partners plan to hire more than 50,000 delivery associates by the end of the year. Interested applicants can find out more information here.

To help job seekers around the country, Amazon is hosting a Career Day — America’s biggest recruiting event — today. The free virtual event will offer 20,000 individual career-coaching sessions with Amazon recruiters to help participants land their next job, as well as thousands of additional sessions for Amazon employees looking to transition to higher-paying roles within the company or elsewhere.

Attendees will have access to personalized career coaching, insights, advice, and learning opportunities from Amazon CEO Andy Jassy and industry-leading experts, and tactical training through coding workshops and breakout sessions. The event is open to all, regardless of their level of experience, professional field, or background. Register for free here.

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