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Amazon announces seasonal job openings in US centers
Oct '14
Amazon.com, one of the leading online retailers of the world, is set to create 80,000 seasonal job opportunities across its US network of fulfillment and sortation centers in this holiday season to meet increasing customer demand.

Mike Roth, the vice president of North America operations, Amazon.com, said, “So far this year, we have converted more than 10,000 seasonal employees in the US into regular, full-time roles and we’re looking forward to converting thousands more across our growing network of fulfillment and sortation centers after this holiday season.”

“We’re excited to be creating 80,000 seasonal jobs, thousands of which will lead to regular, full-time roles with benefits starting on day one and innovative programs like Career Choice for employees to further pursue their education,” he added.

For its regular, full-time fulfillment center positions, Amazon.com offers competitive hourly wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare, 401(k) and company stock awards, the company said in a statement.

Amazon.com offers innovative programs like Career Choice, where 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.com, for its regular full-time employees.

Last year, Amazon.com converted thousands of seasonal employees into regular, full-time roles after the holidays, and expects to do the same this year.

Amazon.com has more than 50 fulfillment centers in the US and will have more than 15 sortation centers by the end of 2014. The new network of sortation centers is fuelling a range of innovations like Sunday delivery, later cut-off ordering times for customers, and the ability to control packages deeper into the delivery process.

In Amazon.com’s fulfillment centers employees sort and prepare items for shipment, whereas sortation centers are warehouses full of sealed packages that move along conveyor belts, where workers and computers sort them and prepare to ship them to individual post offices.

The sortation centers can also help Amazon.com reduce shipping costs, and brings the company closer to erasing brick-and-mortar’s key advantage: the ability for customers to immediately walk away with the item they purchased. (GK)

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