|Amazon.com Fulfillment Centers in Hebron, Ky. Hiring More than 500 Full-time Positions to Support Growing Customer Demand|
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 8, 2008--Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced its three Hebron, Ky. fulfillment centers are looking to hire a total of more than 500 full-time positions to support growing customer demand. The first Hebron Fulfillment Center was established in 2005. Today, all three centers fulfill customer orders for products from Amazon.com.
Amazon is seeking highly motivated individuals with drive, ambition and a passion for giving customers a first-class shopping experience to, and is currently recruiting for individuals seeking full-time employment opportunities. Management openings include roles as Area Managers, Operations Managers and Facilities Area Managers. Hourly positions are available as Warehouse Associates and in Human Resources, Maintenance, Receiving/Shipping and Loss Prevention.
"As we continue to expand selection for customers across all product categories, we are hiring smart, friendly and dedicated people to help us accommodate current and future demand," said Connie Wendzicki, Amazon's Eastern Regional Director of Fulfillment. "We focus on working hard, having fun and making history as Earth's Most Customer-Centric Company."
Amazon employees all share a common denominator: they are customer-focused and hard-working. Employees at the Hebron fulfillment centers make hard work and fun a priority, and employee activities include family days, summer picnics and a variety of events through the holidays.
Open House events will be held on April 14 and 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, located at 1717 Airport Exchange Boulevard in Erlanger, Ky. Individuals are encouraged to attend these events to learn more and apply for hourly positions. Management positions can be applied for online at www.amazon.com/careers.
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. 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.
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.