As posted on How to Score One of 50,000 New Jobs Opening Up at Amazon
Between their acquisition of Whole Foods, Jeff Bezos’ (hours-long) takeover as the world’s richest corporate overlord, the uninhibited growth of Prime day, and our biggest pop stars maybe or maybe not sizing themselves up for next day shipping, Amazon’s appetite as the planet’s biggest retail behemoth is somehow increasing unabated.
On the bright side, this means more jobs—and a whole lot of them. According to a Time report, 50,000 jobs by next week. Casual.
Keep in mind, the vast majority of these jobs are packing and sorting jobs in warehouses around the country, and Amazon’s reputation for treating their warehouse employees is uh, not what you’d call “inspiring” in a Glassdoor review.
Still, work is work, and with Amazon seemingly hurtling toward a future where they control the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet, now’s as good a time as any to get in on the ground floor.
Not to mention, many openings (both full time and part time) offer medical benefits and tuition relief. If you’re interested and live in a large-shipment area like Baltimore, Buffalo, or Oklahoma City, just show up with the proper identification (2 forms of government ID that establish your citizenship, like a passport, birth certificate, social security card, driver’s license, etc.), adhering to the proper dress code (flat, closed-toe-and-heel shoes, tied-or-netted long hair/beard, no dangling strings or accessories) and Amazon could hire you on the spot next Wed. (8/2).