Friday, July 19, 2024

Amazon Australia to onboard over 1000 seasonal workers

Amazon Australia plans to onboard more than 1000 seasonal workers for the mid-year sales season, with jobs available at its fulfilment centres (FCs) and logistics sites across the country. For those who prefer a more flexible work arrangement there are also earning opportunities around the country, delivering packages with Amazon Flex.

The company is looking for seasonal workers with a range of skill sets and experience to help pick, pack, sort and ship customer orders, with applications open now for roles at Amazon sites in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

Seasonal roles may present opportunities to subsequently apply for permanent employment and start a long-term career at Amazon, with no formal qualifications required.

Amazon employee Anthony Sarofeem began his career with Amazon in a seasonal role last year and has since taken a permanent role within the company.

“I started as a seasonal worker at Amazon’s Western Sydney robotics site last March and became a permanent team member shortly after,” Mr Sarofeem said.

“Apart from the awesome people I get to work alongside every day, what I love most about working at Amazon are the opportunities for career development and growth. I’ve even been able to bring my own ideas to the team and introduce new processes which has been really exciting. My ambition is to be cross trained on every process in the FC.”

Amazon Australia Director of Operations Mindy Espidio-Garcia says: “We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic people to join our team over the mid-season sales period. There are more than 1000 roles available at our sites across the country and we provide on-the-job training so no previous experience is required. We urge anyone looking for a fulfilling, short term role in a safe, exciting and positive work environment to apply.”

“People are at the heart of our operations, and our peak periods are an exciting time to be part of the team. We make the busy fun! It is by prioritising our people, that we are then able to deliver a world class experience for our customers.”

Meanwhile, for those who want the flexibility to work when it suits them and earn extra money in their free time, there are also earning opportunities around the country with Amazon Flex. Amazon Flex allows people to earn supplementary income by delivering Amazon packages to customers using their own vehicle. Amazon Flex delivery partners can choose delivery block times that suit their schedules each week and are paid weekly.

“These new opportunities come at an ideal time as Australians face increased cost of living pressures.”

Newcastle-based Amazon Flex Delivery Partner Mark McGrath is a university student working part-time as an operating theatre assistant, and more recently as an Amazon Flex driver.

“I had a goal to make a bit more money. Being a university student in addition to working as an operating theatre assistant, I have a pretty full schedule. It was my brother who heard an ad for Amazon Flex on the radio and suggested it to me,” Mr McGrath said.

“What I’ve found is that the innate flexibility of Amazon Flex has really allowed me to use it as I need with my life. Flexibility isn’t something I have at university, or in my other job all the time.”

For more information on flexible earning opportunities with Amazon Flex, visit https://flex.amazon.com.au.

Amazon Flex delivery driver Graham Henry poses in Chermside, Brisbane on Friday, July 1, 2022.
Photo: Claudia Baxter.

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