Amazon plans to fill more than 2,500 new full-time jobs across its growing U.S. fulfillment network. Median pay inside Amazon fulfillment centers is 30% higher than traditional retail jobs, the company said, although it stopped short of disclosing the actual median pay rate for the positions it intends to fill.
“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 VP of North America operations. “Today, we’re excited to announce 2,500 full-time jobs, bringing new employment opportunities to local communities across the country.”
Fulfillment center jobs picking, packing and shipping customer orders are currently available in Chester, Va.; Dupont, Wash.; Coffeyville, Kan.; Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Columbia, S.C.; and 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% 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.