Amazon has announced its plan to hire 250,000 employees across the United States, encompassing full-time, seasonal and part-time positions within its operations network. Of these openings, over 1,500 jobs will be located in Idaho.
The company shared economic data specific to Idaho from its 2023 Economic Impact Report, conducted by the third-party consultancy, Keystone Strategy. According to Amazon’s press release, since 2010, the company has invested $1.6 billion in Idaho, encompassing infrastructure and employee compensation, resulting in the creation of 3,500 direct jobs in the state.
These investments are reported to have potentially supported an additional 5,400 indirect jobs in various sectors across Idaho, including construction and professional services. As for the overall impact on Idaho’s GDP, it is claimed to have contributed an estimated $1.4 billion, in addition to Amazon’s direct investments.
“We’re proud to see how our investments are able to unlock new economic opportunities for millions of people across the U.S.,” said Holly Sullivan, vice president of Worldwide Economic Development at Amazon. “We’re providing jobs with competitive pay and great benefits, including free upskilling opportunities. We see every day how our investments have positive downstream effects for so many local economies, from big cities to small towns. Whether it’s at a fulfillment center, delivery station, corporate office or retail store, every job created is an example of Amazon’s economic engine at work.”
The company is actively offering a range of roles, such as packing and picking to sorting and shipping. As stated by Amazon, employees in customer fulfillment and transportation roles can expect an average hourly wage exceeding $20.50, with the potential to reach up to $28 per hour depending on their specific location.
“The holiday season is always a special time at Amazon and we’re excited to hire 250,000 additional people this year to help serve customers across the country,” said John Felton, Amazon’s senior vice president of Worldwide Operations. “Whether someone is looking for a short-term way to make extra money, or is hoping to take their first step toward a fulfilling and rewarding career at Amazon, there’s a role available for them.”
Interested candidates can see hiring locations and open positions at amazon.com/apply.