SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 16, 2014--
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced it is creating 80,000
seasonal positions across its U.S. network of fulfillment and sortation
centers this holiday season in order to meet an increase in customer
demand. Last year, Amazon converted thousands of seasonal employees into
regular, full-time roles after the holidays, and expects to do the same
“So far this year, we have converted more than 10,000 seasonal employees
in the U.S. into regular, full-time roles and we’re looking forward to
converting thousands more across our growing network of fulfillment and
sortation centers after this holiday season,” said Mike Roth, Amazon’s
vice president of North America operations. “We’re excited to be
creating 80,000 seasonal jobs, thousands of which will lead to regular,
full-time roles with benefits starting on day one and innovative
programs like Career Choice for employees to further pursue their
Amazon now has more than 50 fulfillment centers in the U.S. and will
have more than 15 sortation centers by the end of 2014. The new network
of sortation centers is fueling a range of innovations like Sunday
delivery, later cut-off ordering times for customers and the ability to
control packages deeper into the delivery process.
For its regular, full-time fulfillment center positions, Amazon offers
competitive hourly wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including
healthcare, 401(k) and company stock awards.
Amazon also offers regular full-time employees innovative programs like
Career Choice, where it will pre-pay up to 95 percent of tuition for
courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills
are relevant to a career at Amazon. Since the program’s launch,
employees are pursuing degrees in game design and visual communications,
nursing, IT programming and radiology, to name a few.
Applicants can apply online at www.workatamazonfulfillment.com.
Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is
guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor
focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and
long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized
recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct
Publishing, Kindle, Fire phone, Fire tablets, and Fire TV are some of
the products and services pioneered by Amazon.
Source: Amazon.com, Inc.
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