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Amazon hiring 5,000 new full-time employees

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Published On: Jul 29 2013 10:07:24 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 29 2013 01:33:16 PM CDT
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Reuters

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Looking for work? Amazon's looking for workers.

On Monday, Amazon announced it's creating 5,000 new full-time jobs in its U.S. fulfillment network to meet growing customer demand.

Some of those jobs are available at Amazon's warehouse in Breinigsville, Lehigh Co.

According to Amazon, the company's median pay is 30 percent higher than for those who work in traditional retail stores, not including the stock grants that full-time employees receive.

“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.”

In the last year, Amazon opened eight fulfillment centers in the United States.

The 5,000 new jobs just announced include picking, packing and shipping customer orders.

Fulfillment network jobs are currently available in: Breinigsville, Pa.; Middletown, Del.; Chattanooga and Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Charleston and Spartanburg, S.C.; Patterson, San Bernadino and Tracy, Calif.; Chester, Va.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Coppell and Haslet, and San Antonio, Texas; Indianapolis and Jeffersonville, Ind., and Hebron, Ky.

In addition, the company is hiring 2,000 employees to work in its customer service network, which includes part-time, full-time and seasonal positions.

Customer service jobs are currently available in Grand Forks, N.D.; Kennewick, Wash.; Huntington, W.V. and Winchester, Ky.

Candidates can learn more about the open positions and apply at www.workatamazonfulfillment.com.