Amazon. Com Inc. plans to add 125,000 employees to its US warehouse operations as the technology giant prepares for the holiday shopping period, with a tight labor market set to make it more challenging to find employees.
The company also said Tuesday that it plans to open 100 facilities nationwide in September, deepening the pool of locations it uses to store, sort and ship its packages. Amazon, which has a starting wage of $15 an hour, said its minimum wage has gone up in several places and now averages more than $18 across the country. In some areas, for example, Amazon said it offered pay of up to about $22.50 an hour.