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Amazon hiring for 3,000 seasonal jobs in the Austin area

Amazon announced it is hiring for 150,000 seasonal jobs across the U.S. on Monday. Over 3,000 are based in the Austin area.

AUSTIN, Texas — Over 3,000 applications for seasonal jobs in the Austin area are opening up at Amazon.

The company announced it is hiring for 150,000 seasonal jobs across the U.S. Monday. Of those, 15,000 are based in Texas.

According to Amazon’s website, positions available include a Delivery Station Warehouse Associate in Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown or Buda. Each job has multiple shifts available.

This comes after Amazon launched its Pflugerville Fulfillment Center on Sunday, according to a press release. In July, the company announced it was hiring 1,000 employees to work at the warehouse.

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Amazon has also already pledged over 2,000 jobs at their Austin Delivery Station and San Marcos Fulfillment Center in 2021, according to data from the Austin Chamber of Commerce.

In a press release, the company said the new jobs will “help deliver great holiday experiences.” The average starting pay is $18 per hour, and some positions include a sign-on bonus of up to $3,000.

“We are proud to be offering a huge range of full-time, part-time, and now seasonal jobs with great pay and benefits,” Alicia Boler Davis, senior vice president of global customer fulfillment, said in a press release. “Our seasonal hiring helps us deliver on our promises to customers while also providing flexibility to our full-time employees during busy periods. Joining Amazon in one of our seasonal roles offers high-paying, part-time work, or a path to a full-time position, with benefits like our Career Choice program to help people advance their education and careers within Amazon or beyond.”

The company said seasonal employees are “essential” to operations. Individuals interested in applying can do so on Amazon’s website.

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