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Now hiring: These are some companies in central Indiana hiring thousands of workers

Here are some of the companies looking to hire workers right now in central Indiana.

INDIANAPOLIS — The job market has gotten competitive... for employers. Companies across the country are desperate to get people in their employ. Many are offering added benefits and higher wages to reel people in. 

Here are some of the companies looking to hire hundreds of workers right now in central Indiana.

Amazon

  • Hiring 3,000 full- and part-time jobs
  • Indianapolis
  • Average of $18 an hour and up

Amazon is hiring 3,000 full- and part-time workers at its facilities across Indianapolis. The company says fulfillment and transportation jobs offer an average starting pay of more than $18 an hour, sign-on bonuses up to $3,000 in some locations and access to training programs to turn these roles into a long-term career. 

The company says it also offers full-time employees comprehensive benefits from day one. They include health, vision, dental, 401(k) with 50% company match, up to 20 weeks paid parental leave, and Amazon's Career Choice program, in which the company will pay full college tuition for its front-line employees as well as high school diplomas, GEDs, and English as a Second Language proficiency certifications. 

Amazon is also adding three new education programs to provide employees with the opportunity to learn skills within data center maintenance and technology, IT, and user experience and research design.

Interested candidates can visit www.amazon.com/apply to learn more and apply.

RELATED: Amazon says it's looking to hire 55,000 people worldwide

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s

  • Hiring 34 employees in advance of the holiday season
  • Seasonal, part-time and full-time 
  • Noblesville

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s are gearing up for the holiday season, hiring 7,000 seasonal, part-time and full-time team members at a National Hiring Day event on Wednesday, Oct. 13 and Thursday, Oct. 14.

Cabela’s in Noblesville is in search of 34 candidates for positions in several retail departments. The hiring event in Noblesville will take place at 13725 Cabela Parkway.

Anyone who's interested is being strongly encouraged to apply in advance by visiting basspro.com/careers. Walk-ins are also welcome.  

Cabela's said team benefits include: 

  • Merchandise discounts up to 45 percent off 
  • Competitive wages, holiday and vacation pay 
  • Health, dental and life insurance programs for eligible team members 

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants

  • Hiring 160 employees
  • Avon

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant plans to hire 160 employees at its new location in Avon, which opens in November. 

Cooper’s Hawk will host a hiring fair on Sept. 29 and Oct. 13 from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. in the restaurant’s hiring office located at 55 Raceway Rd., Suite 900, Indianapolis.

Full-time and part-time positions are available, including kitchen staff, houseworkers, tasting room attendants, servers, hosts, and bartenders.

Interested candidates can apply by visiting apply.chwinery.com or by calling 317-806-1234. 

CVS Health

  • Hiring for 475 available positions
  • Most available positions are for full-time, part-time, and temporary licensed pharmacists, trained pharmacy technicians and nurses
  • Across Indiana

CVS Health is recruiting candidates to fill 25,000 open jobs across the nation, including 475 in Indiana. The filled positions will help the stores respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the annual flu season during the fall and winter months.

To see the jobs available and apply immediately, go to the CVS Health Career website or text "CVS" to 25000.

Eskenazi Health

  • Hiring 30 nurses
  • Indianapolis
  • Wages are as high as $90 an hour

For more information about this job opportunity, call or text Eskenazi Health RN Talent Acquisition Consultant Amy Robertson at 317-751-5416.

RELATED: Eskenazi Health creates unique job offer for nurses to combat shortage

FedEx Supply Chain

  • Hiring 300 full-time jobs
  • Plainfield, Indianapolis
  • Pay varies based on position and experience

FedEx Supply Chain is hiring 150 warehouse workers at its facility located at 1551 S. Perry Road in Plainfield, Indiana. 

It's also hiring another 150 workers at its facility on the west side of Indianapolis, located at 225 Transfer Drive. Available positions at this location include warehouse workers, forklift operators, shipping and receiving clerks, team leads, quality assurance, maintenance technicians, and yard jockeys. 

The company is hiring all shifts and offering the following benefits to full-time workers:

  • Hourly wages range based on position and experience
  • Medical coverage after completion of eligibility period
  • Vision and dental benefits 
  • Tuition assistance
  • Employee discount program
  • Training and growth opportunities to build a great career with FedEx

FedEx requires applicants to be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Applicants will be subjected to a criminal background check and drug screen 

Applications for available positions at the facility can be found online

RELATED: FedEx Supply Chain adding 150 positions in Indianapolis

GEODIS

  • Hiring 510 seasonal workers
  • Indianapolis/Plainfield

GEODIS will hire both seasonal material handlers (no experience required) and equipment operators in the Indianapolis area in preparation for its peak season. GEODIS said it offers "competitive pay" with available bonuses, flexible shifts, growth opportunities within the organization and more.

More information about GEODIS' seasonal positions can be found online

Indiana State Police

  • Seeking statewide recruits for 82nd Recruit Academy
  • $1,615.39 bi-weekly during the academy training 

The Indiana State Police is accepting applications for the 82nd Recruit Academy until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29. Individuals who are interested in a career as an Indiana State Police trooper must apply online at IndianaTrooper.com. This website will provide a detailed synopsis of the application process as well as information on additional career opportunities with the Indiana State Police. 

The starting salary for an Indiana State Police Department Recruit is $1,615.39 bi-weekly during the academy training. At the completion of academy training, the starting salary is $48,000.00 a year. 

Recruits are offered medical, dental, vision and pharmacy coverage for both current and retired employees, along with their families, until reaching age 65. The ISP pension program provides a lifetime pension after 25 years of service and the ISP also provides comprehensive disability coverage and a life insurance program. Student loan forgiveness programs are also available.

Indianapolis Department of Public Works

  • 50 open positions
  • Indianapolis
  • Minimum starting rate is $21.30 an hour

The Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) is hosting a "rapid hiring event" Tuesday, Oct. 19 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Garfield Park Family Center, located at 2345 Pagoda Drive.

Indy DPW currently has up to 50 open positions, most of which require a commercial driver's license, including: 

  • Maintenance operation technician
  • Heavy equipment operator
  • Heavy equipment technician
  • Refuse collection driver

Indy DPW solid waste, operations and fleet services divisions will also be looking to hire employees at Tuesday's event.

The minimum starting rate for Indy DPW positions is $21.30 an hour, with many positions offering a higher rate.

Interviews will be held Tuesday, and Indy DPW plans to make job offers Wednesday, Oct. 20, with the ability to start working Monday, Oct. 25.

Jaggers

  • Hiring 70 full- and part-time employees
  • Indianapolis

Jaggers is hiring 70 employees for its new location on Keystone Crossing. 

Applicants can apply in person in the parking lot of the restaurant, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or on Saturdays, by appointment only. To apply online, please visit http://careers.eatjaggers.com/

Applicants must be at least 16 years old, and no experience is required.

Kohls

  • Hiring more than 2,300 fulfillment associates
  • Plainfield e-commerce fulfillment center
  • Hiring bonus

As part of its national hiring event, Kohls is looking to hire more than 2,300 fulfilment associates for full and part-time work at the e-commerce fulfillment center in Plainfield. There are both season and permanent positions.

Kohls said the benefits include competitive wages, flexible spending, store discounts, free onsite healthcare, flexible shits and a hiring bonus.

The Plainfield hiring event will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day Oct. 21-23. Interested candidates can view open positions and apply at careers.kohls.com.

Kroger

  • Salaried and hourly roles

Kroger will hold its second hybrid hiring event, including virtual and on-site interviews, from 2-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13. The grocer hiring associates in retail, e-commerce, manufacturing, supply chain, merchandising, logistics, corporate, and pharmacy and healthcare roles.

Kroger said benefits for employees include:

  • Comprehensive compensation packages, including competitive salaries and wages, healthcare, and retirement.
  • Continued education and tuition reimbursement
  • Flexible scheduling, an advance pay option and discounts on groceries, electronics, streaming services, travel, and more.

To preview all available roles and register for the hiring event, visit Kroger’s career site.

Radial

  • Hiring more than 650 seasonal workers
  • Brownsburg
  • Weekly pay starting at $14.50-$15.95/hr. with new pay rates starting 

Adecco is hosting a hiring event on behalf of Radial, an e-commerce logistics company that's hiring more than 650 seasonal warehouse workers in Brownsburg.

Employees can get benefits including medical, dental and vision after one week of work and the company is offering a $100 referral bonus and a monthly raffle for $500 for those who have perfect attendance.

The hiring event will be held Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Adecco’s local branch, located at 65 E. Garner Road in Brownsburg.

Interested candidates can also apply online. The local Adecco team can be reached at 317-430-0438 for more information.

Target

  • Hiring 1,300+ in Indianapolis
  • $17.50 starting wage

Target is looking to hire 30,000 new supply chain workers nationwide, including 1,300 of them in Indianapolis for distribution center positions. Open positions include hiring managers, warehouse jobs and operational support staff.

Target has a minimum wage of $15 per hour for all its workers, but the distribution center positions in Indianapolis will start at $17.50 per hour. Those interested in applying can do so at jobs.Target.com.

UPS

The Atlanta-based company said Thursday that it plans to hire more than 100,000 people for the busy holiday shipping season, many of whom will get job offers within 30 minutes of applying.  

UPS said it pays between $15 per hour and $22 per hour, depending where in the country the job is.

RELATED: Fast hiring: UPS to hire 100,000, many in 30 minutes or less

U.S. Postal Service

  • Indianapolis
  • $18 an hour and up

Starting pay for City Carrier Assistant is $18.51 per hour and pay for Rural Carrier Associate is $19.06 per hour and for Assistant Rural Carrier $19.06 per hour. Applications are accepted online at www.usps.com/careers

The Postal Service also has several career positions available. Tractor-trailer operators — $23.74 per hour, automotive technicians — $47,471 per year, and Motor Vehicle Operators — $23.34 per hour.

Walmart

  • Hiring 20,000 workers across the state
  • Average pay is more than $20 an hour

Walmart is looking to hire 20,000 workers in Walmart and Sam's Club distribution centers, fulfillment centers and transportation offices. According to Walmart, the average pay for supply chain workers is more than $20 per hour.

Interested applicants can also go to careers.walmart.com to find jobs online or drive4walmart.com for truck driving jobs.

Walmart offers health care coverage — including mental health — maternal and paternal benefits, and veteran and military spouse support. There is also a $150 bonus for employees who get vaccinated against COVID-19. New employees who were already vaccinated or get vaccinated by Oct. 4 are also eligible for the bonus.

RELATED: Walmart hosting 5 hiring events in Indianapolis area