Amazon is hiring over 15,000 seasonal employees throughout Texas for the holiday season, said Daniel Martin, the company's regional public relations manager.

Thousands of seasonal jobs will be coming to the following Texas metros:

  • Dallas-Fort Worth: 6,500 positions

  • Houston: 5,000 positions

  • Austin: 3,000 positions

  • San Antonio: 1,500 positions

The hiring plan is part of the company's goal to hire 150,000 seasonal employees nationwide.

About 100,000 seasonal employees in the U.S. were hired at this time in 2020, Martin said. Specific data concerning the number of seasonal employees hired in Texas at this time in 2020 could not be provided, but the company is seeing a slight increase, Martin said.

The average hourly wage for seasonal jobs with Amazon is $18 per hour, but that largely depends on geographical location, the type of facility, shift times, and specific roles, Martin said. However, the minimum wage is $15 an hour.

“We have a wide variety of roles across our fulfillment and transportation network,” Martin said. “These roles can be at our fulfillment centers, sortation centers or at our delivery stations.”

Seasonal jobs are for individuals who are seeking to make extra money during the holidays, want a flexible work schedule or are interested in a long-term career at Amazon. Individuals who start out as seasonal employees have the opportunity to transition into full-time roles, Martin said.

Bri Tye, director of regional operations in Texas, started off as a seasonal employee and worked her way through seven promotions to be where she is now, Martin said. She oversees several fulfillment centers in Texas, including the Pflugerville location, which began operations Oct. 17.

"Having started my Amazon career as a seasonal hourly employee, I can say from first-hand experience that even seasonal part-time roles can be a springboard into a lifetime career with Amazon," Tye said. "It opened up a door for me and now I have the honor of overseeing five of our largest fulfillment centers across Texas."

Individuals interested in applying for a seasonal position with Amazon can read more about available jobs here.