Amazon plans to hire more than 120,000 holiday workers across the country, including in Illinois, the online retailer announced Thursday.
Seasonal workers will be hired to work at fulfillment centers, sortation centers and customer service sites to "help pick, pack and ship customers’ holiday orders."
"Last year, thousands of holiday positions were transitioned to regular, full-time roles after the holidays and the company expects to continue that trend this year," an Amazon spokeswoman said in a statement.
In the Midwest, positions are available in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Ohio.
Candidates interested in applying can do so online at www.amazon.com/peakjobs. In Illinois, part-time seasonal jobs are listed, among others, in Crest Hill, Mundelein, Chicago, Morton Grove, Lisle and Wood Dale.
“We prepare year round for the holidays and we’re excited to hire for over 120,000 positions this season to help delight our customers,” said Dave Clark, Amazon Senior Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment. “We look forward to welcoming back holiday employees who return year-after-year to Amazon and welcome new faces to the team, many of whom will continue on with regular, full-time roles with the company after the holidays.”