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Amazon Australia to create 1000 seasonal jobs

Amazon Australia has announced plans to onboard around 1000 workers for the mid-year sales season, with seasonal jobs available at its fulfilment centres (FC) and Amazon Logistics sites across the country, including its recently launched robotics FC in Western Sydney.

The company is looking for workers with a range of experience and skill levels to help pick, pack and ship orders to customers across the country over the mid-year sales season which includes its major event Prime Day in July.

“Seasonal opportunities may present a path to employment with, and a longer-term career at, Amazon. Amazon employees earn competitive pay, and comprehensive benefits including subsidised healthcare and paid parental leave – as well as opportunities to grow their career within the company,” Amazon said in a statement.

Juan Robayo’s career at Amazon Australia began with a seasonal position at Amazon’s Brisbane fulfilment centre packing customer orders. Around six months into his role, he was offered a permanent role and is now a Seasonal Area Manager.

“I joined Amazon just a little over a year ago, and in that time, I’ve transitioned from being a seasonal hire to permanent, and I’ve also had experienced working across Pack, Shipdock and now being an Area Manager for Pick. It’s a really rewarding job, and I enjoy that I’ve been able to continually learn something new!,” Mr Robayo said.

Amazon Australia Country Manager Janet Menzies says, “As we ramp up operations ahead of Prime Day, we are excited to offer a diverse range of around 1000 seasonal job opportunities across the country. This is a great opportunity for motivated, enthusiastic people from a range of backgrounds to work with our team over the mid-year sales period. Many of our current fulfilment centre employees started off in casual roles and have stayed on to grow exciting careers with us here at Amazon.”

The announcement of seasonal jobs follows a period of job creation as Amazon Australia continues to invest in its operations network. This includes the onboarding of hundreds of associates at Amazon’s recently launched robotics site in Western Sydney, where people work collaboratively with advanced robotics technology in a high-tech workplace. The company has employed over 1100 permanent operations roles in 2021.

Australian customers can shop more than 125 million items from 31 categories on Amazon.com.au.

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