Now’s a prime time to score a part-time job at Amazon
The e-commerce giant plans to create 5,000 part-time, work-from-home jobs over the next year.
Ever get carried away when you’re shopping online? You know, those times where you intend to order one item, but you just keep adding item after item to your cart?
Well, that’s sort of what Amazon is doing right now in terms of hiring.
Recently, the e-commerce giant announced via press release plans to create 5,000 new, part-time customer service jobs across the U.S. in Amazon’s Virtual Customer Service program over the next year.
The best part? Your commute time for this job just dropped to zero. These part-time jobs are all remote, meaning you can cozy up on the couch with your laptop and sit in your PJs while solving customer issues.
But Amazon’s hiring initiatives don’t stop there. These new Virtual Customer Service jobs are part of Amazon’s plans to hire for more than 30,000 part-time roles over the next year. These remaining 25,000 jobs would primarily be based at Amazon warehouses, where you can find work as a forklift operator, logistics specialist, fulfillment associate or shipping and receiving associate.
And just because you’ll be working part-time doesn’t mean you won’t be able to receive benefits. Virtually located employees at Amazon who work 20 hours per week or more are eligible to receive benefits, including life and disability insurance and dental and vision with premiums paid in full by Amazon and funding toward medical insurance.
Not to mention, if you’re a student—or thinking of enrolling in higher education—Amazon’s Career Choice program will pre-pay 95% of your college tuition, so you can pursue a degree in a high-demand, high-wage occupation, such as aircraft mechanics, computer-aided design, machine tool technologies and even nursing, just to name a few.
While these sound like pretty prime part-time jobs, if you would rather secure a full-time job, Amazon has an abundance of those, too. Earlier this year, the Seattle-based company announced plans to create 100,000 full-time, full-benefit jobs—primarily in its new fulfillment centers—across the U.S. over the course of the next 18 months.
So if you’re in the market for a new job, you’ve come to the right place. Much like Amazon Prime’s same-day delivery service, you can find a new job at Amazon on Monster today.