Wednesday, July 31, 2013

5,000 New Amazon Jobs Coming, But Not To Florida Just Yet

Amazon announced this week that it is creating more than 5,000 new full-time jobs in its U.S. fulfillment network to meet growing customer demand. 

The online shopping giant touted that the median pay inside Amazon's fulfillment centers is 30 percent higher than that of people who work in traditional retail stores plus stock grants that full-time employees receive, which over the past five years have added an average of 9% to base pay annually. 

“We’re hiring more than 5,000 people to join our team and help us continue to innovate and serve our customers,” said Dave Clark, vice president of worldwide operations and customer service at Amazon. “We’re focused on sustained innovation across Amazon and want to help our employees succeed—whether at Amazon or elsewhere—so we offer programs like Career Choice, where we’ll pay for up to 95% of eligible employees’ tuition regardless of whether the skills they learn are relevant to a career at Amazon.” 

But Floridians shouldn't brush up on their resumes just yet.  Those Amazon jobs coming to Florida that Governor Rick Scott announced last month aren't listed as open positions on Amazon's fulfillment center employment website.  That's because the 3,000 full time Florida jobs aren't scheduled to be fully created until the end of 2016.

There are however, Amazon fulfillment network jobs currently available in:
• Breinigsville, Pa.
• Middletown, Del.
• Chattanooga, Tenn.

• Murfreesboro, Tenn.
• Charleston, S.C.

• Patterson, Calif.
• Chester, Va.

• Phoenix, Ariz.
• Coppell, Texas

• San Antonio, Texas
• Haslet, Texas

• San Bernardino, Calif.
• Hebron, Ky.

• Spartanburg, S.C.
• Indianapolis, Ind.

• Tracy, Calif.
• Jeffersonville, Ind.

Interested job applicants can learn more about the open positions and apply at

Amazon is also currently hiring for more than 2,000 jobs across its customer service network, which include a mix of full-time, part-time and seasonal positions at customer service centers in:
• Grand Forks, N.D.
• Kennewick, Wash.
• Huntington, W.V.

• Winchester, Ky.