Amazon Australia has revealed plans to onboard around 1,000 seasonal workers with jobs available at its fulfilment centres and logistics sites across the country.

Amazon is looking for workers with a range of experience and skill levels to help pick, pack and ship orders over the festive season. The opportunity also presents a path to employment with, and longer-term career at Amazon.

Amazon Australia director of operations, Craig Fuller said, “We are pleased to offer job opportunities across the country at a time when they are needed most. There are opportunities for motivated, enthusiastic people from all backgrounds and we look forward to welcoming them to our sites around Australia as we head into the holiday period.” 

The announcement of seasonal jobs follows a year of job creation across Amazon’s Australian operations network, including the creation of more than 600 new permanent roles at Amazon sites in 2021.

Amazon says its employees earn industry-leading pay and comprehensive benefits including subsidised healthcare and paid parental leave, as well as opportunities to grow their career with the company.

Amazon has five fulfilment centres and 12 logistics sites in Australia located in Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Amazon has invested more than US$11.5 billion in COVID-19 related initiatives and implemented more than 150 COVID safety measures in Amazon operations sites globally such as compulsory face coverings, mandatory social distancing, conducting temperature checks and staggered shift times.