|Amazon.com Fulfillment Center in Lexington, KY Hiring More than 400 Full-time Positions to Support Growing Customer Demand|
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 5, 2007--Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced its Lexington, KY, Fulfillment Center is seeking to hire more than 400 full-time positions to support growing customer demand. The Lexington Fulfillment Center was established in November 2000 and fulfills customer orders for products from Amazon.com.
Amazon.com is seeking highly motivated individuals with drive, ambition and a passion for giving customers a first-class shopping experience, and is currently recruiting individuals seeking full-time employment across various parts of the Amazon organization. Management opportunities include roles as Area Managers, Operations Managers and Facilities Area Managers. Hourly positions are available for Warehouse Associates, and there are also hourly opportunities available in Human Resources, Maintenance, Receiving/Shipping and Loss Prevention. Newly hired hourly associates have the opportunity to earn up to $12.00 per hour, as well as medical benefits, paid time off, and Amazon.com stock grants.
"Lexington has been a great success for Amazon and our customers," said Michael Passales, general manager for Amazon's Lexington facility. "As we continue to expand our product and category selection, we are looking forward to hiring even more individuals who will help us deliver a great experience for our customers."
Amazon is hosting weekly job fairs every Wednesday through the month of October from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at its facility located at 1800 Mercer Road in Lexington, and information about upcoming Open House events is available by calling 859-381-2299. Management positions can also be applied for online at www.amazon.com/careers.
Amazon.com, Inc., (Nasdaq: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as health and personal care, jewelry and watches, gourmet food, sports and outdoors, apparel and accessories, books, music, DVDs, electronics and office, toys and baby, and home and garden.
Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.ca, and the Joyo Amazon websites at www.joyo.cn and www.amazon.cn.
As used herein, "Amazon.com," "we," "our" and similar terms include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.
This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition, management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, significant amount of indebtedness, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, and all subsequent filings.