Amazon to hire 120K seasonal holiday workers, including hundreds in Connecticut

SEATTLE – Amazon will be hiring 120,000 seasonal workers for the upcoming holidays across the U.S., the online retailer announced Thursday.

Employees arrive at Amazon's San Bernardino Fulfillment Center October 29, 2013. (Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Employees arrive at Amazon’s San Bernardino Fulfillment Center October 29, 2013. (Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

The jobs are available at the company’s network of fulfillment centers and customer service sites, according to a company a news release.

In Connecticut alone the fulfillment centers in Windsor and Wallingford will hire hundreds of seasonal employees, according to a local representative for the internet giant.

“This is our favorite time of year—we love serving customers during the busy holiday season and we’re excited to bring on more than 120,000 seasonal employees this year to support growing customer demand,” Mike Roth, Amazon Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment, said in the release.

Last year, more than 14,000 seasonal workers stayed on, moving to regular, full-time jobs. Even more are expected to make that transition this year.

“We expect to increase that number this year,” Roth said.

Amazon is also looking to hire in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

The company has already hired tens of thousands of full-time employees this year at it U.S. fulfillment and customer service centers, according to the company. Amazon officials say the vast majority of its associates — roughly 90 percent — work for the company full time.

Those employees receive “competitive wages and comprehensive benefits,” such as healthcare and a 401(k), along with stock awards and bonuses.

Anyone interested in a seasonal position within the company is encouraged to apply at