If you’ve been thinking about applying for a job with Amazon, the retail giant is raising its minimum hourly wage.
Starting November 1, Amazon’s minimum hourly wage will be $15 for all full-time, part-time, temporary (including those hired by temp agencies) and seasonal employees across the U.S., including Whole Foods Market.
Amazon says this will affect more than 250,000 Amazon employees, plus 100,000 seasonal employees who will be hired for the holidays.
Amazon increases its minimum wage to $15/hour for all U.S. workers
“We listened to our critics, thought hard about what we wanted to do, and decided we want to lead,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder and CEO. “We’re excited about this change and encourage our competitors and other large employers to join us.”
This minimum hourly wage hike makes Amazon’s work-from-home customer service jobs even more attractive. The position paid $12 an hour prior to the increase that was just announced.
Amazon says employees will continue to receive health care, parental leave, 401(k) matching and tuition assistance.
When you’re looking for a job with Amazon, please beware of scams. If you get a call from someone who offers you $500 a day to work with Amazon, hang up. Scammers are using Amazon’s name to rip off job seekers.
For a legitimate remote job with Amazon or to work at a fulfillment center, go to Amazon’s official job portal at Amazon.jobs.