Two of the nation’s biggest retailers have put out the now hiring sign.
Amazon hopes to fill over 40,000 corporate and tech jobs nationwide. They also want to fill thousands of hourly positions in the company’s operations network. That includes jobs in North Texas.
“We have safety professionals, we have HR professionals, we have area managers that are working with our associates to make sure we meet that customer expectation. So, actually tremendous opportunity across the Dallas-Fort Worth area,” explained Ardine Williams, Amazon’s Vice-President of Workforce Development.
For hourly workers, Amazon plans to offer a $15 an hour minimum wage along with other competitive benefits. They hope to attract people who have been out of work or laid off during the pandemic.
“Lots of great opportunity to start a career, change a career or grow a career with Amazon,” said Williams.
Along with today’s announcement, Amazon is offering its Career Day for current employees and potential hires. The virtual event on September 15 is free. People need to register for the event here.
Meanwhile, Walmart announced plans to fill 20,000 permanent jobs, nationwide, in its supply chain network. Specific job numbers for DFW were not available. According to a Walmart blog post, the jobs are in the company’s distribution and fulfillment centers along with its transportation offices. The jobs range from order fillers to lift drivers, technicians, and management positions. According to the blog, the job openings are both full-time and part-time. Walmart says the average wage for supply chain associates is $20.37 an hour.
There are hiring events scheduled in North Texas on September 8 and 9. The events run from 9 A.M. to 6 P.M. each day at these locations:
Fort Worth – 5300 Westport Parkway
Fort Worth – 14700 Blue Mound Road
Fort Worth – 15101 N. Beach Road
Palestine – 201 Old Elkhart Road
Palestine – 8660 US Hwy 79 South
Palestine – 14863 FM 645 Unit D
Sanger- 2120 N. Stemmons Street Freeway