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Media Alert: Amazon.com Kennewick, Wash., Customer Service Center to Host Hiring Event for the 2008 Holiday Season
SEATTLE, Aug 28, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced a hiring event for more than 250 full-time and part-time seasonal customer service positions for its Kennewick, Wash., customer service center, which is operated by AMZN wacs, Inc.

Candidates should be highly motivated with drive, ambition and a passion for providing customers a first-class shopping experience. Full-time and part-time seasonal customer service positions are available, with competitive starting wages of $9.50 per hour. There is a seasonal bonus opportunity of an additional $1 for every hour worked during the months of October, November and December. The Kennewick center is open from 5:45 a.m. -- 10 p.m., seven days a week.

When: The hiring event will be held on Sept. 4 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Candidates should have a high school degree (or equivalent). Computer and Internet navigation skills, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills, are also required. Previous customer service experience is preferred.

Where: Three Rivers Convention Center, 7016 W. Grandridge Blvd., in Kennewick

For more information on our openings, please visit www.amazon.com/careers or call 509-736-4888. These events are for interested candidates only, and are not open to the press. Media should contact 206-266-7180 for more details.

About Amazon.com

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 books, movies, music & games, digital downloads, electronics & computers, home & garden, toys, kids & baby, grocery, apparel, shoes & jewelry, health & beauty, sports & outdoors, and tools, auto & industrial.

Amazon Web Services provides Amazon's developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end technology platform, whichdevelopers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Examples of the services offered by Amazon Web Services are Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS), Amazon Flexible Payments Service (Amazon FPS), and Amazon Mechanical Turk.

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.

Forward-Looking Statements

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, 2007, and subsequent filings.

SOURCE: Amazon.com, Inc.

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