KEY POINTS
  • Amazon said Tuesday it's hiring 250,000 employees in the U.S. to help manage the holiday rush.
  • It's also bumping the average hourly pay for warehouse and delivery workers.
  • Warehouse and delivery workers will now stand to make $20.50 an hour on average, up from $19 an hour.

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A worker sorts out parcels in the outbound dock at the Amazon fulfillment center in Eastvale, California, on Aug. 31, 2021.

Amazon said Tuesday it's hiring 250,000 employees in the U.S. to help manage the holiday rush. It's also bumping the average hourly pay for warehouse and delivery workers.

Amazon typically boosts its headcount around the peak holiday shopping season, bringing on hordes of temporary workers so it can better keep up with the surge in demand.

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