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Amazon to U.S. Veterans - "We Want You!"

Company Seeks to Hire Thousands of Veterans for Jobs in its Fulfillment Network

Amazon Voted #1 Top Military Friendly Employer by G.I. Jobs Magazine

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 14, 2011-- Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced that it is seeking military veterans to fill the tens of thousands of permanent and temporary positions in its nationwide fulfillment network. Amazon has long supported military veterans as an employer and was today named the #1 Top Military Friendly Employer by G.I. Jobs magazine.

“Thousands of soldiers are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan this year, and we’re proud to offer opportunities for them to join the hundreds of veterans already working in the Amazon fulfillment network,” said Dave Clark, vice president of Amazon’s North American Operations. “This year, Amazon was named the #1 Top Military Friendly Employer by G.I. Jobs and the Most Valuable Employer for Military by Civilianjobs.com.”

Amazon provides a dedicated military talent program to help veterans transition into the civilian workforce and find job opportunities within the company. Amazon’s team of military recruiters, made up of veterans from all branches of the armed forces, works with each veteran to translate their skills to job opportunities within the company. In addition, Amazon offers an internal network of military veterans to provide mentoring and support as new veterans transition into the company.

“It was difficult to translate the skills and experiences I cultivated in the military into a language that made sense to civilian employers,” said Justin Fishburn, area manager in Amazon’s Phoenix fulfillment center and former U.S. Marine Corps captain. “Amazon’s military recruiters understood and valued my background as a military leader - it’s an organization that champions veterans and understands the value that we bring to the table.”

Job opportunities in the Amazon fulfillment network include management positions in operations management, safety and corporate operations and hourly roles in picking, packing and shipping/receiving.

“Median pay inside our fulfillment centers is 30% higher than that of people who work in traditional retail stores – and this doesn’t even include the stock grants that full-time employees receive, which over the past five years have added an average of nine percent to base pay annually,” said Clark.

To learn more about Amazon and its military recruiting, please visit www.amazon.com/military.

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, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. The new latest generation Kindle is the lightest, most compact Kindle ever and features the same 6-inch, most advanced electronic ink display that reads like real paper even in bright sunlight. Kindle Touch is a new addition to the Kindle family with an easy-to-use touch screen that makes it easier than ever to turn pages, search, shop, and take notes - still with all the benefits of the most advanced electronic ink display. Kindle Touch 3G is the top of the line e-reader and offers the same new design and features of Kindle Touch, with the unparalleled added convenience of free 3G. Kindle Fire is the Kindle for movies, TV shows, music, books, magazines, apps, games and web browsing with all the content, free storage in the Amazon Cloud, Whispersync, Amazon Silk (Amazon’s new revolutionary cloud-accelerated web browser), vibrant color touch screen, and powerful dual-core processor.

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, www.amazon.cn, www.amazon.it, and www.amazon.es. 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, 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.

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