In 2013, Amazon Hired More Than 20,000 Employees into Full-Time Jobs
at its U.S. Fulfillment Centers; More Than Half of Those Hired Started
as Seasonal Employees
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 12, 2014--
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced it is hiring for more
than 2,500 new, full-time jobs across its growing U.S. fulfillment
network. Median pay inside Amazon fulfillment centers is 30 percent
higher than traditional retail jobs. In addition to highly competitive
wages, Amazon also offers employees comprehensive benefits on day one,
bonuses and stock awards.
“Last year, we hired more than 20,000 people into full-time jobs across
our U.S. fulfillment centers – with more than half starting as seasonal
employees,” said Mike Roth, Amazon’s vice president of North America
operations. “Today, we’re excited to announce 2,500 full-time jobs,
bringing new employment opportunities to local communities across the
Fulfillment center jobs picking, packing and shipping customer orders
are currently available in:
• Chester, Va.
• Dupont, Wash.
• Coffeyville, Kan.
• Murfreesboro, Tenn.
• Columbia, S.C.
• Petersburg, Va.
Amazon offers employees a comprehensive benefits package including
healthcare starting on day one of employment, 401(k) matching,
performance-based bonuses and its Career Choice program where the
company pre-pays 95 percent of tuition for eligible employees to go back
to school regardless of whether or not the skills they learn are
relevant to a career at Amazon.
To learn more about working at an Amazon fulfillment center, visit www.workatamazonfulfillment.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. Kindle Paperwhite is the world’s best-selling and most
advanced e-reader. It features new display technology with higher
contrast, the next generation built-in light, a faster processor, the
latest touch technology, and exclusive new features designed from the
ground up for readers. Kindle, the lightest and smallest Kindle,
features improved fonts and faster page turns. The new Kindle Fire HDX
features a stunning exclusive 7” or 8.9” HDX display, a quad-core 2.2
GHz processor, 2x more memory, and 11 hours of battery life, as well as
exclusive new features of Fire OS 3.0 including X-Ray for Music, Second
Screen, Prime Instant Video downloads, and the revolutionary new Mayday
button. The all-new Kindle Fire HD includes an HD display,
high-performance processor and dual speakers at a breakthrough price.
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Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates
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 and
data 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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