The Amazon company announced on Tuesday that it will hire 125,000 more people in the United States with salaries of US $ 18 to US $ 22.50 per hour in 18 states (including the most populous in the country), which represents an increase from the current US $ 15, from according to a statement.

These new warehouse and transportation positions are in addition to another 40,000 new jobs announced earlier this month.

According to Amazon, the places are already available and the states include New York, California and Texas.

The new full-time jobs are accompanied by benefits that include health insurance with various benefits plus a 50% contribution to the 401 (k) retirement plan and up to 20 weeks of paid parental leave.

As part of its Amazon Career Choice program, it will pay full college tuition for its front-line employees as part of a $ 1.2 billion investment to expand education and skills training for its workforce in the country.

Amazon opened more than 250 warehouses, sorting and delivery centers this year and will open more than 100 new stores this month alone, the statement added.

The company recalled that since the beginning of the covid-19 pandemic it has hired more than 450,000 people in the country.

“We take our responsibility as employers very seriously and we want our employees to succeed and prosper. That’s why we offer an average starting salary of over US $ 18 and we provide a variety of comprehensive benefits, “Amazon CEO Dave Clark said in the statement.

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