Amid a tight labor market, many employers continue to look for ways to counter staffing shortages and lure potential hires back into the workforce.
While some use creative benefits or work-from-home options as hiring draws, others hope to attract employees quickly with immediate cash in the form of a signing bonus.
Many notable, large corporations are offering signing bonuses — from $300 as a shift manager at McDonald’s to $3,000 as customer service representative at AT&T and up to $10,000 as a baggage handler with United.
The amount of the hiring bonuses vary greatly across each company and do change. But a quick browse through a corporation’s career page can show you what’s available. Here’s what we found.
16 Companies Offering Jobs With Hiring Bonuses
Some of the most notable companies offering hiring bonuses include:
- United Airlines
- Alaska Air
The communications giant has thousands of available positions at all times, and many come with a nice hiring bonus. Some examples include $3,000 for a customer service rep, $3,000 for inbound call center sales and typically $5,000 for installation technicians, though some locations offer $10,000.
United Airlines is currently offering significant sign-on bonuses even for lower paying jobs — such as $10,000 for part-time baggage handlers. Other positions that come with sign-on bonuses are $10,000 for a facility maintenance technician and an aircraft maintenance technician.
The retail giant regularly offers hundreds of positions with sign-on bonuses, ranging from $1,000 to $3,000. Typical opportunities include air associate, fulfillment center warehouse associate and delivery station warehouse associate.
The food service company also offers quite a few significant signing bonuses with its jobs. Sysco’s career page shows a CDL delivery truck driver with a $15,000 bonus, as well as a warehouse order selector — no experience required! — with a $7,500 sign-on bonus.
Working for the Golden Arches can come with a financial boost if you apply for the right positions in the right places. Many jobs offer a $300 sign-on bonus, including department managers, shift managers, maintenance crew and morning prep team members.
CVS offers an array of jobs with bonuses — including $10,000 for a delivery driver with a CDL, $5,000 for a medicare field sales representative, $5,000 for a maintenance technician, $5,000 for supervisors and $1,000 for a warehouse stocker. (Pro tip: Use “bonus” as your search term on the jobs page.)
Walmart isn’t offering many bonuses right now — outside of eye-popping bonuses for pharmacists — but hiring bonuses include $1,000 for pharmacy technicians, $2,500 for an optician position, $2,000 for an HVAC tech, $1,000 for a food equipment technician and $300 for cashiers.
The hospitality industry has been desperate for workers since the pandemic, and Marriott is no exception. The giant hotel company has positions throughout the world that offer hiring bonuses — like $1,000 for a night auditor, $500 for a specialty cook, $2,500 for a sales executive and $1,000 for a turndown attendant.
This grocery store chain with 109 locations, many of which are in the northeast, is currently offering $1,500 signing bonuses for a variety of jobs, including warehouse worker, distribution associate and warehouse order selector. Other bonuses include $750 for overnight stocker and $500 for an overnight associate. If you have a CDL, Wegmans is offering up to a $10,000 hiring bonus for related positions.
The global delivery company has also recently jumped on the signing bonus bandwagon. Positions may include $5,000 for road driver, $1,000 for forklift operator and $1,000 for retail customer service associate.
This East Coast-based convenience store chain currently offers several jobs with sign-on bonuses from $500 for regular team members to $1,000 for supervisors.
Like Marriott, Hilton is an international hotel chain with plenty of employment opportunities. Depending on the location, jobs with $100 to $1,000 hiring bonuses include night auditor, guest service agent, banquet set up, dishwasher, cook, steward, overnight cleaner, room attendant, massage therapist and more.
United isn’t the only airline getting on the sign-on bonus bandwagon. Alaska Air offers some opportunities as well for potential candidates who live in the northwest. Positions include ground service agent with a $2,500 bonus, a ramp and customer service agent offers a $2,000 bonus, and a warehouse agent position offers $1,000.
Verizon currently has hundreds of positions across the country with pretty nice signing bonuses. They offer $2,500 for a variety of positions, such as retail sales associate and retail sales representative. Heftier bonuses of $10,000 come into play for business sales manager and business sales account executive.
Another hotel chain with quite a few jobs with hiring bonuses is Omni Hotels and Resorts. They run the gamut from $250 for bellhop, $500 for dishwasher, $750 for maintenance engineer, $1,000 for housekeeping attendant and $3,000 for catering sales manager.
The telecommunications corporate giant has plenty of opportunities across the country. They currently have signing bonuses for sales professionals ($2,000), installation technicians ($1,500) and retail sales professionals ($2,000), plus hundreds more.
Robert Bruce is a senior writer for Codetic.