Amazon announced Monday it is planning to hire 150,000 people for this year's holiday season in the US.
After US retail sales rose sharply in September, up 0.7% from the previous month, the company aims to enter the holiday season fully prepared.
The new employees are expected to prepare and ship orders at Amazon warehouses, known as fulfillment centers.
"Seasonal employees will help support full-time employees across over 250 new fulfillment centers, sortation centers, regional air hubs, and delivery stations that opened in the US in 2021," it said in a statement.
The e-commerce firm said all jobs in the US, including seasonal roles, have an average starting salary of $18 per hour, sign-on bonuses up to $3,000, and an additional $3 per hour depending on shifts in many locations.
The company had announced in September it plans to hire 125,000 full- and part-time employees in hundreds of different cities and towns across the US, and over 40,000 new corporate and tech jobs.
"Our seasonal hiring helps us deliver on our promises to customers while also providing flexibility to our full-time employees during busy periods," Alicia Boler Davis, the senior vice president of Global Customer Fulfillment, said in the statement.
Amazon said some of the US states with the highest number of seasonal roles include Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Texas, and Virginia.
While there will be 6,200 seasonal jobs in Arizona, 4,500 will be hired in Illinois, and 23,000 in California.