Amazon Gearing Up For Seasonal Hiring

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Amazon is thousands for seasonal positions at Tennessee’s four fulfillment centers this holiday. The fulfillment centers are located in Chattanooga (Hamilton County), Charleston (Bradley County), Murfreesboro (Rutherford County) and Lebanon (Wilson County).

Meanwhile, city of Chattanooga officials said a new connection from the Volkswagen parking lot to Discovery Drive would help relieve congestion on Volkswagen Drive, where Amazon is also located at the Enterprise South Industrial Park.

Overall, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) is hiring more than 50,000 seasonal positions at its fulfillment centers across the U.S. this holiday season.

“In addition to the thousands of people we’ve hired for full-time jobs this year, we’re proud to be adding more than 50,000 seasonal jobs this holiday,” said Dave Clark, vice president, Global Customer Fulfillment. “We’re hiring at our sites across the U.S. for talented individuals to help us deliver a great experience for our customers this holiday season. Temporary associates play a critical role in meeting increased customer demand during the holiday season, and we expect thousands of temporary associates will stay on in full-time positions.”

Amazon employs more than 20,000 people across its 40 U.S. fulfillment centers and pays its full-time, permanent employees "30 percent more than what traditional retail store employees earn —and that doesn’t even include the stock grants that full-time employees receive, which over the past five years have added an average of 9 percent to base pay annually."

For its full-time, permanent positions, Amazon "offers competitive hourly wages,Amazon stock grants, and comprehensive benefits, including medical and dental coverage, company-paid vision, company-paid life insurance, company-paid disability insurance, paid vacation, a 401(k) plan with a company match and discount programs. This year, Amazon launched Career Choice, an innovative program designed to expand the choices available to associates in their future career, whether that's at Amazon or in another industry. The Career Choice Program provides associates with a resource for building the job skills needed for today's most in-demand and well-paying careers, such as aircraft mechanics, computer-aided design, machine tool technology, medical laboratory science, dental hygiene, and nursing byoffering to pre-pay 95 percent of tuition and fees at accredited schools."

Interested applicants can apply online at

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