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Amazon to Hire 5000 New Employees at Fulfillment Centers

Mon, 07/29/2013 - 9:36am
Andrew Berg

Online retailer Amazon said today that it will create 5,000 new full-time jobs across the United States. 

According to a press release, Amazon calims the new positions will pay 30 percent more than traditional retail jobs and include comprehensive benefits beginning on day one, including healthcare, 401(k) and company stock awards. Amazon did not offer specifics on what the jobs would pay. 

The company also said that it will pre-pay up to 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon. 

Amazon currently employs over 20,000 full-time employees in its U.S. fulfillment centers.

The new jobs are 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.

Amazon last week reported that revenues had jumped 22 percent in the second quarter but the company still fell to a $7 million loss. 

Shares of Amazon were flat in early trading Monday at $311. 

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