Amazon has begun hiring to staff 17 new fulfillment centers in 10 states that are designed to enable same day delivery of many products, including sporting goods.
Amazon accelerated construction of the centers in recent years as it became clear Congress would clear the way for states to require online retailers begin collecting sales taxes on purchases by their residents. Amazon is already collecting sales taxes from residents of California, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas and has struck deals with the states of Virginia, Nevada and Indiana to begin collecting sales taxes on purchases by their residents starting next year.
Amazon said it will create 5,000 new jobs staffing its emerging fulfillment network, including picking, packing and shipping customer orders. The company said Monday it has begun hiring staff for new fulfillment centers 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. and Jeffersonville, Ind.
Amazon said that the median pay inside its fulfillment centers is 30 percent higher than what traditional retail stores pay. In addition, the company's full-time employees earn stock grants, which over the past five years have added an average of 9 percent to base pay annually. Amazon employs over 20,000 full-time employees in its U.S. fulfillment centers.
“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.”
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. Amazon customer service jobs include providing world-class customer service for Amazon’s millions of customers. Customer service jobs are currently available at customer service centers in: