Jobs start at $15 hour and include immediate benefits.

Amazon announced plans to hire 100,000 new full- and part-time employees in its fulfillment and logistics network in the United States and Canada, including nearly 2,000 in the Denver area. The new jobs are part of an expansion of its footprint to better serve customers, Amazon said.

The 100,000 new jobs are on top of 33,000 corporate and technology jobs announced last week.

According to an announcement released by Amazon, the new operations networks jobs will start at $15 per hour with benefits from day one and sign-on bonuses of up to $1,000 in certain markets. The company also said it offers 401(k) with 50 percent company match, 20 weeks of paid parental leave, and tuition reimbursement.

“We are opening 100 buildings this month alone across new fulfillment and sortation centers, delivery stations, and other sites,” said Dave Clark, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations at Amazon. “We are proud to be hiring 100,000 new associates with pay of $15 per hour or more across those buildings and in our network. Our expansion also comes with an unwavering commitment to safety. Collectively, our new team members have already completed more than 1,200,000 hours of safety training, with over 500,000 more hours expected, to ensure that in addition to fast and efficient delivery for our customers, we’re providing a safe and modern environment for our employees and partners.”

Colorado was identified as one of Amazon's high priority markets along with Arizona, California, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin. Hiring for the new roles is already under way. Interested candidates can visit amazon.com/apply to learn more and apply.

Amazon said it has opened more than 75 new fulfillment, sortation centers, regional air hubs, and delivery stations in the U.S. and Canada in 2020. The company has been on a hiring spree this year as people have increasingly turned to online shopping and delivery of products as COVID-19 caused bricks-and-mortar retail to temporarily shut down or limit operations. Amazon said it hired 175,000 new employees in March and April to meet increased customer demand and alleviate pressure on existing employees.