Amazon.com announced plans to open a fulfillment center in Fall River, Mass

FALL RIVER, Mass., 2015-11-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Earlier today at a press conference with Governor Charlie Baker, Amazon.com, Inc.(NASDAQ:AMZN) announced plans to open a fulfillment center in Fall River, Mass. This facility will bring more than 500 full-time jobs to the area. These jobs will be eligible for comprehensive benefits on day one that include health insurance, 401(k) with 50 percent match, bonuses, company stock awards and a network of support to help ensure employees succeed.

“Our footprint in Massachusetts continues to grow. We currently employ hundreds of developers, engineers, and scientists. Now we will add hundreds of additional full-time associates in our first fulfillment center in the state,” said Mike Roth, Amazon’s vice president of North America operations. “Massachusetts is a great place to do business and we are excited to be creating more jobs.”

Amazon currently operates a sortation center in Stoughton and also has research and technology offices throughout the state.

“Amazon’s presence in Fall River and their commitment to create hundreds of new jobs will bring an important economic boost to one of our gateway cities and the surrounding region,” Governor Charlie Baker said. “Our administration is focused on paving the way for more companies to grow and expand in the Commonwealth and increasing economic opportunities available for our residents to succeed.”

Hourly employees at Amazon fulfillment centers also enjoy maternity and paternity leave benefits. These benefits offer up to 20 weeks of paid leave, a flexible Ramp Back Program, and a Leave Share Program that allows employees the ability to share their paid leave with their spouse or partner.

The more than a million-square-foot fulfillment center will be developed by the Trammell Crow Company.

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Amazon to create 100,000 seasonal positions across its U.S. network of fulfillment and sortation centers this holiday season

The company recently hired 25,000 regular, full-time employees in advance of the holiday season

SEATTLE, 2015-10-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced it is creating 100,000 seasonal positions across its U.S. network of fulfillment and sortation centers this holiday season in order to meet the increase in customer demand. In the months leading up to this holiday season, Amazon has also hired tens of thousands of regular, full-time employees.

“We’ve hired more than 25,000 full-time associates across the U.S. in recent months and we’re looking forward to adding 100,000 seasonal employees for the upcoming holiday season,” said Mike Roth, Amazon’s vice president of North America operations. “Following last year’s holiday season, tens of thousands of seasonal employees found regular, full-time roles with Amazon. We’re excited to grow our team by finding great talent through our seasonal hiring efforts in addition to creating new full-time jobs that offer comprehensive benefits starting on day one.”

Amazon has more than 90,000 full-time employees across its more than 50 fulfillment centers and 20 sortation centers in the U.S. To meet customer demand and prepare for the 2015 holiday season, Amazon has hired over 25,000 full-time employees since August. For its regular, full-time positions, Amazon offers competitive wages and comprehensive benefits, including healthcare, 401(k) with 50 percent match, stock and bonuses. Throughout the year on average, nearly 90 percent of associates across the company’s U.S. fulfillment network are regular, full-time employees.

Amazon also offers regular, full-time employees innovative programs like Career Choice, where it will pre-pay 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon. The company recently announced the expansion of the program with the creation of dedicated, onsite classrooms at eight of its fulfillment centers across the U.S. The classrooms feature high-end technology and allow employees to take college classes, industry certification courses, college readiness programs and business seminars onsite.

Candidates interested in seasonal positions can learn more and apply online at www.workatamazonfulfillment.com.

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Amazon.com to open fifth Texas fulfillment center in San Marcos; will create more than 1,000 full-time positions

Amazon to create more than 1,000 full-time positions at its new fulfillment center in Central Texas

SEATTLE, 2015-8-21— /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open a fifth Texas fulfillment center in San Marcos. In Texas, Amazon currently employs more than 3,500 full-time associates, has invested more than $400 million in the state and continues to grow its operations to meet customer demand. Amazon’s other Lone Star State fulfillment centers are located inSchertz, Coppell, and Haslet, with a fourth facility under construction in Dallas.

“We have found a dedicated and enthusiastic workforce in Texas that has supported our growth throughout the state,” said Mike Roth, Amazon’s vice president of North American operations. “Additionally, over 350 Amazon associates, managers and support staff in Texascome from military backgrounds. These individuals bring valuable leadership skills, experiences and problem-solving abilities to our fulfillment center – it’s a great match on both sides.”

Amazon actively recruits U.S. military veterans and military spouses to join the organization, and hundreds have careers in its fulfillment network. In 2014, the company hired more than 2,600 veterans into roles at Amazon, joining thousands of other veterans already working at the company, both in corporate positions or in operations management. Once veterans and military spouses join the Amazon team, there are several programs that help them transition more easily into the civilian workforce and connect them with an internal network for mentoring and support.

Amazon employees at the 855,000 square-foot San Marcos fulfillment center will pick, pack, and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and toys.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said, “In establishing a new distribution center in San Marcos, Amazon is fulfilling the needs not only of its customers, but the entire community by creating more than 1,000 full-time, permanent jobs, offering generous tuition assistance, and recruiting U.S. Military veterans. This project is yet another testament to the fact that Texas remains the best state in the nation to do business.”

Mayor Daniel Guerrero of the city of San Marcos said, “The City of San Marcos is pleased to welcome global e-commerce giant Amazon to our community. Amazon’s decision to choose San Marcos highlights the city as a great place to do business. This new facility, and the new jobs it will add, fits well into the City’s goal of embracing economic opportunities that develop a stronger middle class and grow our local economy, a major focus of our comprehensive plan.”

“Amazon’s selection of San Marcos for its new fulfillment center is a very exciting announcement for Hays County and the City of San Marcos,” Commissioner Will Conley, Hays County – Precinct 3 and Chairman of the Greater San Marcos Partnership. “I feel confident that the City of San Marcos and Hays County have both put our best foot forward in giving our community this partnership with one of America’s finest corporations. Having Amazon locate in San Marcos will most importantly create job opportunities and career paths for the residents of our region.”

In addition to competitive wages and comprehensive benefits, Amazon offers hourly employees innovative programs like Career Choice, where the company 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. Since the program’s launch, employees are pursuing degrees in game design and visual communications, nursing, IT programming and radiology, to name a few.

To learn more about working at an Amazon fulfillment center, visit www.workatamazonfulfillment.com.

The project is being developed by USAA and Seefried Industrial Properties.

About Amazon
Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire phone, Fire tablets, Fire TV, and Amazon Echo are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.

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