Don’t Live Near HQ 2 Candidate Cities? Amazon is Still Hiring Near You

It’s no secret that one of the country’s biggest and fastest-growing employers is Amazon. By Q3 of 2017, the company employed over 500K employees, an increase of almost 250K employees from the year prior. This headcount is only expected to rise over the next few years, as Amazon has announced plans to open a massive second HQ and hire tens of thousands of employees.

Even if you don’t live close to a city competing for HQ2, Amazon offers a range of job opportunities across the country for all types of work. We looked at ZipRecruiter data to find out what jobs Amazon is currently hiring for and where in the country the best opportunities are located.

Top Amazon Jobs

  1. Scheduler
  2. Warehouse Assistant
  3. Customer Service
  4. Shipping Receiving Associate
  5. Retail Store Associate

The top Amazon jobs posted on ZipRecruiter are hourly Customer Service, Warehouse, and Logistics jobs, with many located in Amazon fulfillment centers. The number one top job title is Scheduler, which speaks to how crucial logistical excellence is to the Amazon business model. Surprisingly, the number five top job for the e-commerce giant is Retail Store Associate. Available positions include full-time, part-time, and seasonal roles. While the majority of Amazon jobs on ZipRecruiter are currently hourly positions, we expect to see more posts for full-time salaried positions once Amazon begins hiring for their second HQ.

Top Markets for Amazon Jobs

  1. Berkeley, CA
  2. San Francisco, CA
  3. Oakland, CA
  4. Richmond, CA
  5. Brisbane, CA
  6. San Rafael, CA
  7. Concord, CA
  8. Shawnee, KS
  9. Lenexa, KS
  10. Sunnyvale, CA

The top ten markets for Amazon jobs posted on ZipRecruiter are concentrated in California and Kansas. Jobs concentrated close to the San Francisco Bay Area include full and part-time hourly opportunities, and job titles including Delivery Driver, Customer Service Representative, and Warehouse Associate. Amazon has several fulfillment centers near San Francisco, including a 220K+ square-foot facility in Richmond that the company leased in 2016.

Our data shows that the need for new workers in the Bay area is still high as Amazon tries to keep up with customer demand in the area. Shawnee and Lenexa, KS are both suburbs of Kansas City, a city where Amazon opened an 850K+ square-foot fulfillment center just last year. Amazon hired over 1K employees to work in the fulfillment center beginning in June of 2017, and our data shows that full, part-time, and seasonal jobs for new employees are still readily available.


While the announcement of Amazon’s HQ2 has created a lot of buzz, our data reveals that job seekers can expect to see available, local Amazon jobs no matter where in the country they live. Many jobs are located close to urban centers, where Amazon fulfillment centers are typically located to keep up with Prime and one-day delivery demands. The best markets for Amazon jobs posted on ZipRecruiter are concentrated in the San Francisco Bay and Greater Kansas City Areas, and hourly warehouse and logistic type jobs are the most common jobs overall.

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