|Amazon.com Announces Plans to Open New Fulfillment Center in Munster, Indiana|
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 16, 2007--To help support growing customer demand, Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced plans to open a new fulfillment center in Munster, Indiana, operated by Amazon.com.kydc, Inc. The new facility will be approximately 75,000 square feet and will create up to 75-100 full time positions this year, with an additional 100+ temporary jobs during the 2007 holiday season.
The facility is located at 101 45th Street in Munster, and will fulfill orders for products from Amazon's Media, Hardlines, and Other categories.
"Our new Munster facility will allow us to get products to our customers in the Great Lakes region even more quickly and efficiently," said Mike Thomas, senior operations manager for the Munster site. "We appreciate the warm welcome we've received in Munster and look forward to delivering an even better shopping experience for our customers."
"Partnership with great global publicly traded companies are reenergizing our economy," said Governor Mitch Daniels. "With this new distribution facility, we strengthen the state's reputation as a logistics and distribution leader."
The company is seeking employees with drive, ambition and a passion for ensuring that customers receive a first-class shopping experience, and is currently recruiting individuals seeking full-time positions across various parts of the Amazon organization. Management opportunities include roles in Operations and Process Improvement/Lean Six Sigma, with hourly roles in Receiving/Shipping Process, Safety and Training.
The starting salary for hourly positions is $11 per hour; individuals interested in applying for hourly positions should contact Staff Management at 1-800-631-9021, or via their website at www.sm.peoplescout.com (enter media code PRS, job code 252S). Candidates for management positions can visit the Amazon.com job site 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.
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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.