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Amazon plants delivering more jobs
By Staff Reports
Feb 17, 2014, 13:20

Amazon.com announced Wednesday it is hiring for more than 2,500 new, full-time jobs across its growing U.S. fulfillment network. Among the six location listed are the Chester and Dinwiddie distribution centers.

Median pay inside Amazon fulfillment centers is 30 percent higher than traditional retail jobs, according to the company. 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, in a news release. “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, Dinwiddie, Dupont, Wash., Coffeyville, Kan., Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Columbia, S.C.

Both the Chester and Dinwiddie locations are relatively new. The 1.1-million-square-foot Amazon Fulfillment Center in Chester shipped its first package in October 2012. The facility is located in Meadowville Technology Park. The center in Dinwiddie County shipped its first item in September 2012.

Amazon said it 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.

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