Radio Iowa: Amazon plans to hire more than 1,000 workers across its Iowa locations, part of a national hiring blitz to fill 125,000 new positions. Dave Bozeman, Amazon’s vice president of operations, said immediate openings are being posted this week in communities including Des Moines and Iowa City. “Average pay is going to be $18 an hour, up to $22.50 in certain areas,” Bozeman said.