What is Amazon's Alternative Workforce Supplier Program?
The Amazon Alternative Workforce Supplier Program (AWSP) is a new staffing program tailored to meet the needs of individuals who have traditionally faced obstacles to both entering and advancing in the workplace, beginning with People with Disabilities.
In addition to its own culture and inclusive hiring, Amazon has developed strong local relationships with the Alternative Workforce Suppliers to support us in this goal. These valuable community Suppliers support the candidate by matching skills and interests, and supporting the transition into the workplace by providing services such as coaching where needed. Amazon and its Suppliers also partner with State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies to help make this program a success.
Amazon is committed to and investing in diversity and inclusion. The individuals hired through Amazon’s inclusive Alternative Workforce Supplier Program are talented and bring various skills, experiences, and diverse backgrounds.
We are proud of our culture because it is one in which employees are valued for bringing their perspectives and whole selves to work. The employees hired through this program are doing just that in over 50 Amazon facilities across North America.
AWSP Success Story
Helping people with disabilities find employment is part of Amazon's commitment to increase diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Erika Lopez just needed a little help getting started, and the result has been a dream job. She relishes her daily shift at Amazon’s Prime Now facility in Seattle, where she picks items for delivery alongside a diverse employee base, and is treated no differently than anyone else. “I feel proud here,” Erika said.
Learn more about all of Amazon's paths to employment.
Amazon jobs are great jobs, with industry leading benefits starting on day one. On top of Amazon’s $15 minimum wage, the company offers full-time employees comprehensive benefits including full medical, vision, and dental insurance as well as a 401(k) with 50 percent match, and up to 20 weeks of maternal and paternal paid leave. Innovative programs, like Career Choice, pre-pay 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon.
*Please note, these benefits are for full time employees and part time employee benefits may vary.