|Amazon.com Fulfillment Center in Breinigsville, Pa., Hiring for Several Hundred Full-time Positions|
SEATTLE, May 06, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Amazon.com, Inc. today announced its new Breinigsville, Pa., fulfillment center, operated by Amazon.com.dedc LLC, is looking to hire for several hundred full-time hourly positions ahead of the facility's opening in summer 2010.
The new fulfillment center will be more than 600,000 square feet, located in Breinigsville, Pa., 11 miles southwest of Allentown. The facility will allow Amazon to serve its customers in the Northeast more efficiently. The company also plans to hire hundreds of temporary associates during peak seasons to meet demand for its products.
Amazon is currently recruiting for individuals seeking full-time employment opportunities. Candidates should be highly motivated with drive, ambition and a passion for giving customers a first-class shopping experience. Available positions include hourly roles in Picking, Packing and Receiving/Shipping.
"We're hiring smart, friendly and dedicated people for our newest facility in Pennsylvania to help us deliver a great experience for our customers," said Dave Clark, vice president, Amazon North America Operations. "We focus on working hard, having fun and making history as Earth's Most Customer-Centric Company."
Open House events will be held on May 16 and May 18 from noon to 8:00 p.m. at The Palace Center, located at 623 Hanover Ave., in Allentown, Pa. Individuals are encouraged to attend these events to learn more and apply for hourly positions. Management positions can be applied for online at http://www.amazon.com/careers.
Please note: This open house is for interested candidates only, and is not open to the press. Media should contact 206-266-7180 for more details.
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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, 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 most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.
SOURCE: Amazon.com, Inc.