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Amazon To Hire 100,000 Associates In Multiple States

01/13/2017
Amazon plans to create an additional 100,000 full-time, full-benefit jobs in the U.S. over the next 18 months in Washington State, Texas, California, Illinois, Kentucky, Florida and New Jersey.

According to company officials “these new job opportunities are for people all across the country and with all types of experience, education and skill levels, from engineers and software developers to those seeking entry-level positions and on-the-job training. Many of the roles will be in new fulfillment centers that have been announced over the past several months and are currently under construction in Texas, California, Florida, New Jersey and many other states across the country.”

“Innovation is one of our guiding principles at Amazon, and it’s created hundreds of thousands of American jobs. These jobs are not just in our Seattle headquarters or in Silicon Valley, they’re in our customer service network, fulfillment centers and other facilities in local communities throughout the country,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder & CEO. “We plan to add another 100,000 new Amazonians across the company over the next 18 months as we open new fulfillment centers, and continue to invent in areas like cloud technology, machine learning, and advanced logistics.”

Job creation will take place in several states including:

Amazon now has over 40,000 employees at corporate offices and fulfillment centers in Washington. Once the current expansion of Amazon’s Seattle headquarters is complete, the company will have more than 30 buildings covering over 10 million square feet in the city’s downtown core.

A new Houston location will create more than 1,000 new full-time roles in Texas. Amazon also employs more than 500 associates in Austin at its corporate office and has openings for hundreds more.

Amazon Operations announced four new California fulfillment centers in 2016. Combined, those sites will bring over 4,000 new jobs to local communities such as Sacramento and Tracy. Amazon also has over 3,000 corporate employees across the state in a variety of businesses, including Amazon Web Services, Amazon Studios, Amazon Lab126 and more.

Amazon currently operates five fulfillment centers in Edwardsville, Joliet and Romeoville, with another four fulfillment centers under construction in Monee, Aurora and Waukegan. More than 7,000 full-time jobs will be created in Illinois when construction is complete later this year.

The company recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation of its 17-year-old fulfillment center in Campbellsville, Kentucky.

Two new fulfillment centers were recently announced in Jacksonville, increasing the company’s presence to nine locations, including fulfillment and sortation centers and Prime Now Hubs. The new fulfillment centers will bring Amazon’s workforce in Florida to over 6,500.

The company has plans to add additional fulfillment centers in the New Jersey that will create 2,500 additional full-time jobs.

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